Three Illini advance to quarterfinals
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
Meet will take place at Hutsell-Rosen Track
Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Pictures from day one of the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory
2012 XC - SENIOR
Qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 46th with a career-best time of 30:12 ... Finish at NCAA Championships was highest in program history since 2007 ... Paced Illini and finished sixth overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional, completing 10K race in 30:29 and becoming highest finisher for Illinois since 2007 ... Earned All-Region honor for his finish ... In his Big Ten Championships debut, finished 10th overall with an 8K time of 24:07 ... Received second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Set back-to-back personal-bests, starting with his 8K time of 24:13 at the Notre Dame Invitational where he finished 24th overall ... Reset personal-best at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing the course in a time of 23:58 which ranks fifth fastest in school history ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 XC - JUNIOR
Took fourth for the Illini and 14th overall with an 8K time of 25:11 at the Orange and Blue Preview ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010 XC - SOPHOMORE
Placed fifth overall at the Illini Open with an 8K time of 25:27... Made his season debut at the Bradley Classic, finishing third for the Illini and 41st overall with an 8K time of 25:13.
Redshirted the 2009 season.
2008 XC - FRESHMAN
Joined the Illinois squad mid-season ... Participated in three of the final four meets for the Illini, finishing in the top three for the squad each time ... Finished second for the Orange and Blue and 35th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m and earned second team All-America honors after finishing 15th overall ... First distance runner to qualify for the national meet since 2007 ... Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, finishing seventh in the 10,000m ... Set the eighth fastest 10K time in Illinois history at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing sixth overall with a time of 29:20.45 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
Indoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, setting a career-best time of 14:19.82 ... Recorded a lifetime best 3,000m time of 8:23.65 at the IU Relays ... Also competed in the mile at the Illini Classic.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 10,000m and placed 30th ... Scored in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a sixth-place finish and a personal-best time of 29:29.44 ... Posted a career-best 5,000m time of 14:29.64 at the John McDonnell Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Did not participate
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not participate
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 10,000m and placed 23rd ... Just missed scoring in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a ninth-place finish and personal-best time of 29:30.09 ... Became a Drake champion after winning the 10,000m at the Drake Relays with a 30:29.72 ... Placed 31st in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 5,000m at the Illinois Twilight ... Posted a personal-best 5,000m time of 14:39.24 at the Pepsi Invitational ... Ran the 800m and 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Placed 13th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-best time of 14:36.21 ... Won the 5,000m at the Illinois Intercollegiate and ran the event at the Meyo Invitational and Iowa State Classic ... Took fourth in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships, taking 10th place with a time of 31:12.72 ... Competed in the 5,000m at four outdoor meets ... Took first place in the 5,000m at the Stan Lyons Invitational, after running an outdoor season-best 14:41.20 ... Placed third in the 5,000m at the SIU Spring Classic and the Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Also competed in the 1,500m at two outdoor meets ... Ran indoor personal-best 3:58.46 at the Big Blue Classic, en route to an eighth place finish.
Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at three meets during the indoor season ... Finished in second place in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Ran indoor personal-best 8:30.69 at the adidas Classic ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Competed in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic, finishing 15th.
Took third in the 800m at the 2008 Class A Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Classic ... Placed 13th at the 2007 Illinois 2A State Cross Country Championships ... Was fifth in the 800m at the 2008 Illinois A State Track and Field Championships.
Born March 15, 1990 ... Parents are Jay and Mary Mickow ... Has a twin brother, Colin, who ran and graduated from Illinois, and a sister Chelsea ... Majoring in accountancy.
Mickow's Personal Bests
8K: 23:58 - Wisconsin Invitational (10/12/12)
10K: 30:12 - NCAA Championships (11/17/12)
Track & Field
1,500m: 3:58.46 - Big Blue Classic (4/4/09)
5,000m: 14:29.64 - John McDonnell Invitational (4/20/12)
10,000m: 29:20.45 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/19/13)
3,000m: 8:23.65 - Indiana Relays (1/26/13)
5,000m: 14:19.82 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
Updated July 2013