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.