Ran third fastest team time of 25:09 and placed 33rd at Big Ten Championships in first race of the season. Big Ten Championship performance bested career mark by 50 seconds.
2003: Set a personal best 8K time after running 25:50.6 to place fifth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran 33:28 at the District V regional meet ... Competed in the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge.
2002: Competed in three meets before a foot injury forced him out of the lineup ... Finished fifth for the Illini at the Roy Griak Invitational in a season-best 8,000 meter time of 26:05.9 ... Finished a career best 21st at the Illinois State Pre-Regional.
2001: Redshirted the cross country season.
High School: Two-time Illinois State Champion in the 800m ... Was a member of the national-record setting 4x800m relay team that ran a record time of 7:34.18 ... Was also a member of the 4x800m relay team that set the national record in the indoors, with a time of 7:42 ... Runner up at the 2001 state track and field meet in the 1600m ... Competed in the 2001 state cross country meet ... Also competed in the Golden West Invitational.
Personal: Full given name is Timothy Martin Hobbs ... Son of Martin and Marjory Hobbs ... Born June 11, 1983 ... Has one brother ... Majoring in English ... Biggest thrill in sports is setting national records and winning state championships.
8,000 meters: 26:50.6 11/2/03 10,000 meters: 33:28 11/15/03