Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Alex Gold
Alex Gold

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Deerfield, Ill.

High School:
Deerfield

Event:
XC - Distance

I/O Eligibility:
FR/FR

AT ILLINOIS
Cross Country
2014 XC - RS-FRESHMAN
Represented Illinois in seven meets , finishing in the top five at four of them ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, finishing ninth for the Illini ... Was the top finisher for the Illini at the Illini Open, taking 6th overall ... Illinois' third runner at the Bradley Classic with a time of 25:24 ... Recorded season-best time of 25:22.58 at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Competed at both the Roy Griak Invite and the Portland Dual ... Finished second for the Orange and Blue at the Illini Challenge, claiming sixth overall in a 6K time of 18:51.

2013 XC - FRESHMAN
Redshirt season ... Ran unattached in four meets ... Placed 13th in his collegiate debut, clocking a 6K time of 20:21 at the Illini Challenge ... Placed 31st at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Set a personal-best 8K time of 25:16 at the Bradley Classic ... Placed fourth at the Illini Open.

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Competed unattached at three meets ... Finished first in the open 3,000m at the Indiana Relays with a personal-best time of 8:18.93.

High School
All-Conference six times ... All-State in coss country ... Varsity letter award winner ... Two-time state qualifier in cross country.

Personal
Son of Michael and Laura Gold ... Born on Nov. 8, 1994 ... Has two brothers, Danny and Matthew ... Hobbies include playing basketball and baseball, watching sports, and watching movies ... Majoring in engineering ... National Honors Socicety member ... Booster Club Scholarship Award winner.

Gold's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 18:51 - Illini Challenge (8/29/14)
8K: 25:16 - Bradley Classic (10/18/13)
4 Miles: 20:58.15 - Portland Dual (9/6/14)

Track
Indoor
Mile: 4:19.11 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
3,000m: 8:18.93 - Indiana Relays (2/1/14)

Updated December 2014

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