Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Garrett  Lee
Garrett Lee

RS Freshman

Belvidere, Ill.

High School:
Belvidere North

XC - Distance

I/O Eligibility:


Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team at the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships February 27-28, 2015.


EIU Big Blue Classic

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 3-4, 2015.


Cross Country
Competed in seven races for the Illini, scoring points at four of them ... Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional Meet and finished seventh for Illinois ... Was the Illini's seventh runner at the Big Ten Championships, claiming a personal-best time of 24:52.5 ... Finished second for Illinois and 15th overall at the Bradley Classic with a season-best time of 25:02.8 ... Was the third Orange and Blue runner into the chute at the Greater Louisville Classic, recording a time of 25:10.22 ... Was the sixth runner for Illinois at the Roy Griak Invite ... Finished fifth for the Illini at both the Portland Dual and Illini Challenge, garnering top-10 overall finishes at each.

Redshirt season ... Ran unattached in three meets ... Made his collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge where he placed 10th overall ... Placed 28th at the Boilermaker Invitational with an 8K time of 26:07 ... Shaved over a minute off of his 8K time at the Bradley Classic, clocking a 25:00 to place 20th.

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed third in the 1,500m at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite ... Clocked a personal-best 1,500m time of 3:51.03 at the Illinois Twilight.

Indoor: Competed unattached at three meets ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the Orange & Blue Open.

High School
Was part of the 4x800m state champion relay team in 2011 ... Finished runner-up at the 2013 ISHA state championships in the 1600m ... Placed fifth in the 1600m at the 2012 IHSA state championships ... All-State in cross country all four years ... Named NIC-10 Conference Athlete of the Year in 2013 ... Conference champion in the 1600m in track ... Team won state in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and placed second in 2012.

Son of Wallace and Carolyn Lee ... Born Nov. 12, 1994 ... Has two sisters, Callie and Danielle ... Hobbies include playing golf and basketball ... Majoring in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism with a concentration in Sports Management.

Lee's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 19:05 - Illini Challenge (8/29/14)
8K: 24:52.5 - Big Ten Championships (11/2/14)
10K: 33:11.9 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/14/14)
4 Miles: 20:23.05 - Portland Dual (9/6/14)

1,500m: 3:51.03 - Illinois Twilight (4/12/14)

600m: 1:22.42 - Illini Open (1/11/14)
Mile: 4:12.00 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
3,000m: 8:43.90 - Orange & Blue Open (2/22/14)

Updated December 2014