Men's Cross Country

Ryan Eason
Ryan Eason


Manchester, Mo.

High School:
Parkway South

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 145



1999: Top individual finish was fifth at the Pre-Regional Meet in Savoy ? Placed in top three for the Illini in four of six meets ? Posted personal best 8K time of 25:05.49 for at the Pre-Regional Meet ? Was Illinois? top finisher at the Pre-NCAA Meet at Indiana, running 25:41.

1998: Ran in five of Illinois? six meets ? Finished as team?s No. 4 runner on three occasions: at the Illinois State Open, the Wolverine Regional and the NCAA District V meet ? Top individual finish was 14th at the Illinois Invitational ? Posted then career-best 8K (25:59/Illinois State Open) and 10K (32:50/NCAA District V Meet) times over the course of the season. 1997: Ran in four of seven meets on the season ? Top finish was 22nd at the Illini Classic on Oct. 11 ? Also posted his top 8,000m time at the Illini Classic (26:34).

High School: Earned eight letters at Parkway South: four each in cross country and track ? Placed eighth at the Missouri State Cross Country Meet ? Named to the all-state cross country team in 1996 and state track team in 1997 ? Three-time all-state selection in track ? Won five conference championships in track, including the 800m, the mile and the 4x800m relay two times ? Led his team to four Suburban South Conference championships in track and three in cross country.

Personal: Born November 7, 1978 ? Parents are Barbara and James Eason ? Majoring in business ? Plans to attend graduate school following graduation.