Men's Cross Country

Trent Hoerr
Trent Hoerr


Morton, Ill.

High School:



Had a standout season competing in seven events for the Orange and Blue...Lead Illinois to claim state "Braggin Rights" at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with his first place 8K time of 23:54...Crossed the finish line sixth overall and was the top Illini finisher with his 8K time of 24:07...Broke the Illinois' 8K all-time record with a time of 23:39 to finish first for the Orange and Blue and 13th overall at Pre-Nationals...Crossed the finish line with a third place overall time of 23:49 to lead the way for the Illini's sixth place finish at Big Ten's...Captured the men's individual crown with his first place 10K time of 29:56 at the NCAA Midwest Regionals...Came in 16th at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors with a 10K time of 30:07.

2006-RS Junior
Competed in four races for the Illini ... Ran the third-best time for the Illini, 25:17, in a loaded field at the Notre Dame Invite ... Clocked a personal best 8K time of 24:26 at Pre-Nationals...Finished sixth for the Illini at Big Ten Championships.

Did not compete for the Illini ... Ran unattached at the USATF Fall Cross Country Nationals in Rochester, N.Y., and finished 21st.

Posted Illinois second-best time of 25:39 at 8K Roy Griak Invitational ... Ran Illini-best time of 24:46 en route to 17th place finish at Big Ten Championships ... Posted career-best 10K time of 31:30 at NCAA Regionals.

Became the first-ever Fighting Illini runner to qualify for the U.S. Junior Men's team after his third-place finish at the 2004 USA Cross Country Championships ... Was the fifth scorer for Team USA at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships ... Illinois' second finisher in each of his four races ... Placed third at the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge with a season-best 8K time of 25:08.09 ... Ran 25:19 to finish 24th at the Cowboy Jamboree ... Was 41st at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked 32:05 at the 10K regional race.

High School
Finished 10th at the Foot Locker Midwest meet as a senior ... Earned an 18th-place finish at the state meet his senior year ... Placed seventh at the Mid-East meet as a senior ... Garnered nine letters in high school, four in cross country, three in track and two in wrestling ... High school coaches were Darren Hurst and Dave Nordhielm.

Personal: Full given name is Trent Jackson Hoerr ... Birthdate is Feb. 5, 1985 ... Parents are Dan and Karen Hoerr ... Has five brothers and two sisters ... Three brothers wrestled in college, Brooke, at Indiana University , Blake, at Indiana and Illinois and Grant, at the University of Wisconsin ... Biggest thrill in sports was finshing 10th at the Foot Locker Midwest meet ... Favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine because of his determination and drive ... High school coach Dave Nordhielm most influenced his running career because he got him to start taking running seriously.


8,000 meters: 23:54
10,000 meters: 30:56