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
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 Illini Challenge, finishing fifth overall with a 6K time of 18:48.
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)
Updated November 2012