Freshman earned junior all-american status for finish
Team awaits NCAA Championships bid tomorrow at 11 AM
Orange and Blue travel to Springfield, Mo., for regional race
Highest finish for the Illini since 1996
The squad will compete in East Lansing for the conference meet
2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
Finished second for the squad and fifth overall at the Illini Open ... Finished 30th overall and sixth for the Illini at the Boilermaker Invitational with an 8K time of 26:11 ... Trimmed nearly a minute off of his 8K time at the Bradley Classic, finishing third for the Illini and 29th overall with a time of 25:12.
2012 XC - FRESHMAN
Competed at NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing with a 10K time of 34:06 ... Finished 78th overall at Big Ten Championships, coming in sixth for the Illini ... Placed second on the team at the Bradley Classic, finishing with an 8K time of 24:58 ... Ran unattached at the Illinois Intercollegiate, placing 12th overall ... Ran unattached at the Illini Challenge, finishing fifth overall with a 6K time of 18:48.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirt season
Indoor: Redshirt season
Four-time All-Conference in cross country ... 2011 and 2012 cross country All-State selection ... Two-time All-Conference in track ... Led cross country team to first ever appearance at the state meet, placing fifth individually and as a team.
Son of Frank and Diane Atchison ... Born March 16, 1994 ... Has a brother, Frank and a sister Ashley ... Hobbies include playing basketball, working out and playing xbox ... Majoring in Sport Management.
Atchison's Personal Bests
8K: 24:58 - Bradley Classic (10/12/12)
10K: 34:06 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9/12)
3,000m: 8:50.07 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)>br> 5,000m: 14:59.50 - Indiana Relays (2/1/14)
Updated March 2014