Opened his season as Illinois' second finisher at the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge ... Finished as Illinois' third at the Loyola Lakefront Challenge with a time of 25:35 ... Posted a career-best time of 25:20 at Pre-Nationals ... Was the second Illini finisher at Big Ten Championships and 46th overall ... Clocked 32:20 and came in 36th at the NCAA Regional meet.
Ran Illinois' sixth-best time in his first collegiate race at the Roy Griak Invitational (27:01) ... Ran a season-best time of 26:20 at the Big Ten Championships.
Regional champion from 2002-04 in the 1500m, 3000m and cross country runs ... Earned the silver medal at the U-19 national cross country championships in 2002.
Full given name is Maciej Adam Sniegorski ... Goes by Maciek ... Born on February 7, 1983 ... Parents are Adam and Jadwiga Sniegorksi ... Hails from Gliwice, Poland ... Majoring in sociology ... Has three sisters, Marta, Malgosia and Maria ... Interests include politics and music ... Says his father most influenced his athletic career because he encouraged Maciek to run in his group ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.