Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 3-4, 2015.
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Placed ninth in the javelin at the Big Ten Championships with the 10th-best mark in school history (60.17m) ... Recorded runner-up finishes at both the Lenny Llyles/Clark Wood Invitational and the Illinois Twilight ... Placed third at the Musco Twilight.
Placed third in state in the javelin toss in his first year on the track team ... Received the Marine Distinguished Athlete Award ... Two-time All-League in both football and basketball.
Son of Matt and Sue Wilks ... Born on October 23, 1994 ... Has one brother, Adam, and one sister, Allison ... Hobbies include spending time with family and playing video games ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
Wilks' Personal Bests Outdoor
Javelin: 197-5 (60.17m) - Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)