Men's Cross Country


Kyle Engnell
Kyle Engnell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Homer Glen, Ill.

High School:
Lockport

AT ILLINOIS
2009- Sophomore
Competed at the Midwest Regional Championship, finishing fifth for the Orange and Blue and 87th overall with a 10K time of 33:38 ... Raced at the Big Ten Championships, turning in a 5.2-mile time of 26:58 to place 50th ... Finished 12th overall at the Illini Open ... Competed at Pre-Nationals, finishing seventh for the Illini ... Placed eighth for Illinois at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional ... Finished seventh for the Orange and Blue at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships.

2008- Freshman
Ran in four races for the Orange and Blue, including the Big Ten Championships where he had his top finish of the year as the sixth Illini to cross the finish line ... Placed 21st overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, running a personal-best 8K time of 25:41 ... During the 2009 track season, finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 3000m steeplechase.

High School
2008 Illinois AA 1600m state champion (4:12.29) ... Took sixth at the 2007 Illinois 3A State Cross Country Championships ... Placed sixth in the 800m at the 2007 Illinois AA State Track and Field Championships ... Earned four letters each in cross country and track and field.

Personal
Born Sept. 11, 1989 ... Parents are Dan Engnell and Jill Pocius ... Has three siblings, Bryan, Kaitlyn and Amanda ... Majoring in engineering.

Engnell's Personal Bests
6K: 19:39 - Illini Challenge (8/29/08) 8K: 25:29 - Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/18/09) 10K: 33:38 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14/09)

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