Mickow cracks into top-10 in 10K school history
Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California
Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10
Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener
Orange and Blue finish highest since 2000 season
Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory
2012 XC - SENIOR
Finished third for the Illini and 26th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, running the 10K course in a time of 31:05, just off his personal best ... Set a personal best 8K time of 24:22 and finished 21st overall at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored points for the Illini at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing fifth and cov- ering the 8K course in 24:35 ... Was part of the roster which competed at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2011 XC - JUNIOR
Qualified for the 2011 NCAA Championships by coming in second for Illinois and placing 17th overall with a 10K time of 31:40.64 at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Led the Illini at the Big Ten Championships and took 22nd overall with a personal-best 8K time of 24:26 ... Led the Illini at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, with an 8K time of 24:31 and taking 49th overall ... Competed in the Illini Challenge, finishing with a 6K time of 18:56 and scoring for the Illini, finishing second for the Orange and Blue and third overall.
2010 XC - SOPHOMORE
Ran his first 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, placing 37th overall with a 10K time of 31:00... Finished third for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships and 35th overall in 24:35... Led the Illini at the Bradley Classic, clocking a personal-best 8K time of 24:28 and taking ninth overall ... Competed in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 117th overall with an 8K time of 25:29 ... Raced to an 8K time of 25:24 at the Illinois Intercollegiate, finishing 10th overall and fifth for Illinois ... Placed sixth at the Illini Challenge, running a personal-best 6K time of 18:56 and scoring for the Orange and Blue as their fourth runner.
2009 XC - FRESHMAN
Raced unattached at the Illini Challenge, finishing eighth overall ... Competed at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, finishing 40th overall ... Ran at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional meet where the Illini finished in sixth place ... Finished first for the Orange and Blue and 10th overall at the Bradley Classic with a personal-best 8K time of 25:33 ... Placed fourth overall at the Illini Open.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Recorded two fourth-place finishes, including a career-best 5,000m time of 14:15.21 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Ran a personal-best 10k time of 29:28.41 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships and NCAA West Prelims.
Indoor: Set a personal-best mile time of 4:21.02 at the Illini Classic to finish eighth ... Competed in three 5,000m races, including a fifth-place finish at the Spire Invitational.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in three races and set career-bests in each one ... Competed in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships, which was the first time ever running the event ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a time of 8:20.67 ... Ran the 5,000m at Mt. SAC, finishing with a career-best time of 14:33.70.
Indoor: Had three top-six finishes, including placing runner-up at the Illinois Intercollegiate in the 5,000m (14:54.26) and at the Illini Classic in the 3,000m (8:29.24) ... Finished sixth in the mile at the Illini Open.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not participate
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Posted a personal-best time of 14:48.08 and a second-place showing in the 5,000m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... Also finished second in the 3,000m at the Iowa Invitational with a time of 8:36.25 ... Placed fifth in the 5,000m at the Illinois Twilight.
Indoor: Won the 3,000m at the EIU Friday Night Special with a personal-best time of 8:36.17 ... Finished fifth in the 3,000m at the Iowa Dual and Carle/Health Alliance Classic ... Earned the runner-up spot in the 5,000m at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a personal-best time of 15:03.44 ... Also ran the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic.
Was a two-time All-State selection, finishing second in the 3200m at the 2009 IHSA Class 3A state track meet and third at the 2008 IHSA Class 3A cross country meet ... Helped his team win the 2009 IHSA Class 3A state title in track and post back-to-back runner-up finishes at the 2007 and 2008 IHSA Class 3A cross country meet.
Born Aug. 2, 1991 ... Parents are David and Gail Hebert ... Hobbies include Xbox 360 and watching TV ... His biggest thrill in sports is coming from behind to win or an upset victory ... His favorite athlete is Usain Bolt because he knows how to have fun yet get down to business when he has to ... Dee Brown was his fighting Illini hero growing up ... Plans to become a teacher and coach after graduation ... Majoring in history.
6K: 18:56 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)(9/2/11)
8K: 24:12 - Big Ten Championships (10/28/12)
10K: 31:00 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/13/10)
3,000m: 8:20.67 - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23/12)
5,000m: 14:15.21 - Tiger Track Classic (4/6/13)
10,000m: 29:28.41 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/19/13)
Mile: 4:21.02 - Illini Open (1/19/13)
3,000m: 8:29.24 - Illini Classic (1/22/12)
5,000m: 14:25.84 - Spire Invitational (2/9/13)
Updated November 2013