Men's Cross Country

Colin Mickow
Colin Mickow


Princeton, Ill.

High School:

Garnered All-Region accolades at the NCAA Midwest Regional after placing 18th with a 10K time of 31:18 ... Missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships by 1.6 seconds ... Was the top Illini runner at all six meets he ran ... Clocked a 5.2-mile time of 26:04 at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 25th overall ... Placed 71st overall at the Pre-Nationals meet ... Ran a personal-best 8K time of 24:39 at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional and finished 24th overall ... Placed seventh overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with an 8K time of 24:48 ... Captured the individual title at the Illini Challenge with a personal-best 6K time of 18:52, leading the Orange and Blue to a first-place team finish.

An immediate contributor for the Illini, running in nearly every race as a freshman and finishing in the top five for the Orange and Blue four times ... Ran unattached in the Illini Challenge ... Finished second for Illinois at Pre-Nationals and the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a season-best 8K of 25:11.6 at Pre-Nationals ... Also placed fourth for the Illini at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Named Illinois' Outstanding Newcomer.

High School
Placed fourth at the 2007 Illinois 2A State Cross Country Championships ... Took third in the 1600m at the 2007 Illinois A State Track and Field Championships, also qualifying in the 3200m ... Placed 16th in the 3200m at the 2006 Illinois A State Track and Field Championships ... Earned All-State honors in both cross country and track and field.

Full name is Colin Felcyn Mickow ... Born March 15, 1990 ... Parents are Jay and Mary Mickow ... Has a twin brother, Hunter, and a sister Chelsea ... Majoring in finance.

Mickow's Personal Bests
6k: 18:52 - Illini Challenge (9/4/09) 8K: 24:39 - Wisconsin Inter-Regional (10/3/09) 10K: 31:18 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14/09)