Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Will Brewster
Will Brewster

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Grayslake, Ill.

High School:
Grayslake Central

Event:
XC-Distance

Birthdate:
04/12/1994

I/O Eligibility:
FR/SO

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

04/20/2013

4x400 Highlights LSU Alumni Gold Meet

400m runners shine on Saturday

04/18/2013

Illini Ready for LSU & Mt. SAC Relays

Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California

04/13/2013

Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie

AT ILLINOIS
Cross Country
2013 XC - FRESHMAN
Scored points for the Illini in four of the five meets he competed in ... Finished fourth on the squad at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... Placed 48th overall and fifth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a personal-best 8K time of 24:48 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Finished fourth for the squad at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Made his Illini debut at the Boilermaker Invitational, where he placed 16th overall and finished fourth for the Illini ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 XC - RS FRESHMAN
Redshirt season ... Made season debut at the Illini challenge, running unattached with a 6K time of 19:02 ... At the Bradley Classic, finished in 25:07 ... Set a personal-best time of 24:55 at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Running unattached, finished first overall at the Illinois Open.

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships and placed 13th with the 10th-fastest time in school history (8:11.43) ... Recorded two sixth-place finishes in the mile.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a meet record time of 8:30.30 in the 3,000m to win the Lee Calhoun Invitational ... Finished third in the 3,000m at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... Ran the 1,500m at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic and the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.

Indoor: Redshirt Season ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, finishing second in the mile with a time of 4:17.88 ... Ran unattached at the Illini Classic, placing third in the 3,000m with a time of 8:23.50 ... 2013 USATF Junior All-American after finishing 10th at the US Junior National Cross Country Championships.

High School
2012 sectional champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m ... 2012 indoor state champion in 3,200m ... 2012 state runner-up in 1,600m and 3,200m ... 2008 AAU cross country national champion ... Two time All-State in track ... Garnered All-State in cross country in 2011 ... 2011 regional cross country champion. ... Holds school record in five events.

Personal
Son of Bill and Jodi Brewster ... Born April 12, 1994 ... Has one sister, Meghan, and two brother, Peter and Matthew ... Hobbies include skiing, golfing, swimming and watching movies ... Majoring in bioengineering.

Brewster's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 19:02 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
8K: 24:48 - Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/19/13)
10K: 31:42 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)
5 Miles: 25:47 - Notre Dame Invitational (10/4/13)

Track
Outdoor
1,500m: 3:58.30 - Lee Calhoun Invite (4/13/13)
3,000m: 8:29.08 - Big Ten/SEC Challenge (3/23/13)
5,000m: 15:11.39 - Drake Relays (4/25/13)

Indoor
Mile: 4:10.67 - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)
3,000m: 8:11.43 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/14)

Updated July 2014

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