Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Kyle Engnell
Kyle Engnell


Homer Glen, Ill.

High School:
Lockport Township HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


DMR Earns All-America Honor at NCAA's

Illini relay finishes seventh at the national meet


Illini Head to Arkansas for NCAA Indoor Championships

The Illini will compete in four events at the national meet


Distance Medley Relay Set School Record

Illini relay breaks 18-year old DMR record; qualify for NCAA's


Illini Qualify Nine for Finals at Big Ten's

Pole vault crew score 16.50 points on Friday


2013 Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships Preview

The Illini will travel to Geneva, Ohio to compete at the conference championship


Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory


Cross Country
2011 XC - SENIOR
Placed seventh for the Orange and Blue and 69th overall with a 10K time of 33:12.38 at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Finished sixth for the Illini and 56th overall with an 8K time of 25:08 at the Big Ten Championships ... Was a member of the racing lineup for the Illini at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 XC - JUNIOR
Finished second for Illinois and 12th overall at the Bradley Classic, clocking a personal-best 8K time of 24:38 ... Competed in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 91st overall with an 8K time of 24:52 ... Made his season debut at the Illinois Intercollegiate, placing 13th overall with an 8K time of 25:34.

Competed at the Midwest Regional Championship, finishing fifth for the Orange and Blue and 87th overall with a 10K time of 33:38 ... Raced at the Big Ten Championships, turning in a 5.2-mile time of 26:58 to place 50th ... Competed at Pre-Nationals, finishing seventh for the Illini ... Finished 12th overall at the Illini Open ... Placed eighth for Illinois at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional ... Finished seventh for the Orange and Blue at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Ran in four races for the Orange and Blue, including the Big Ten Championships where he had his top finish of the year as the sixth Illini to cross the finish line ... Placed 21st overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, running a personal-best 8K time of 25:41.


2013 Track and Field
Indoor: Earned All-America honors after finishing seventh in the DMR with a time of 9:35.56 ... Helped the Illini score points at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fifth in the DMR ... Broke the 18-year old school record in the DMR at the Alex Wilson Last Chance meet with a time of 9:29.40 ... Ran a personal best 3,000m time of 8:25.51 at the Meyo Invitational ... Set a lifetime best mile time of 4:05.98 at the Spire Invite ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase, earning All-American honorable mention ... Scored points for the Illini in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships for the fourth-consecutive year, setting a personal-best time of 8:46.22 and finishing eighth ... Steeplechase time at conference ranks in the top-10 all time ... Set a career-best 1,500m time (3:49.24) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on April 11 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Participated in the mile run ... Ran for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships in the mile and placed 14th ... Placed first in both the Illini Classic and Mark Colligan Memorial with times of 4:14.01 and 4:11.77, respectively ... Ran a personal best 4:06.44 at the Husky Invitational ... Competed in four meets.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m Steeplechase, and the 5,000m...Placed first in the 1,500m at the LSU Invitational with 3:49.29, giving him a personal-best...Placed second in the 1,500m at Musco Twilight (3:50.06)...Placed first in the 3,000m Steeplechase at Drake Relays (8:52.93)...Placed second in 3,000m Steeplechase at Mt. SAC Relays with 8:48.45, giving him another personal-best...Ran in the 4x1,600m relay team placing fifth at Drake Relays ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 3,000m steeplechase ... Clocked a personal-best 8:58.31 and scored in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships with a seventh-place finish for the second-straight year ... Won the steeplechase at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and at the Pepsi Invitational ... Twice ran the 800m at meets and competed in the 1,500m at the Illinois Twilight, turning in a personal-best time of 3:51.82 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran the mile at the Big Ten Championships and placed 17th ... Turned in a personal-best mile time of 4:09.65 at the Meyo Invitational ... Won the mile at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 4:11.77 and came in second in the 800m at the same meet ... Timed a personal-best 1:52.79 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic ... Placed third in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a time of 8:36.81 ... Ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay that captured the event title at the Iowa State Classic.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Scored for the Illini in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, finishing seventh and posting an outdoor personal-best time of 9:10.99 ... Also competed in the 1,500m at the Illinois Invitational, finishing in third place.

Indoor: Redshirted.

High School
2008 Illinois AA 1600m state champion (4:12.29) ... Took sixth at the 2007 Illinois 3A State Cross Country Championships ... Placed sixth in the 800m at the 2007 Illinois AA State Track and Field Championships ... Earned four letters each in cross country and track and field.

Born Sept. 11, 1989 ... Parents are Dan Engnell and Jill Pocius ... Has three siblings, Bryan, Kaitlyn and Amanda ... Majoring in material sciences engineering.

Engnell's Personal Bests

Cross Country
6K: 19:39 - Illini Challenge (8/29/08)
8K: 24:38 - Bradley Classic (10/15/10)
10K: 33:38 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14/09)

Track & Field
800m: 1:55.16 - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/26/11)
1,500m: 3:49.24 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/19/12)
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:46.22 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
5,000m: 14:51.10 - Big Ten Championships (5/15/11)

800m: 1:52.79 - Iowa State Classic (2/13/10)
Mile: 4:05.98 - Spire Invite (2/29/13)
3,000m: 8:25.51 - Meyo Invitational (2/2/13)

Updated July 2013