Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Joe  McAsey
Joe McAsey

RS Junior

Minooka, Ill.

High School:

XC - Distance

I/O Eligibility:


Men's Track & Field Wins 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Title

First outdoor conference crown for men's track and field since 1994.


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


2013 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

Underclassmen look for breakthrough season


Mickow Leads Illinois Squad at Wisconsin Invite

Illini beat three nationally ranked teams


Illini Ready for the Notre Dame Invitational

Two seniors open up their season on Friday


2015 Drake Relays

Photos from the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on April 22-25. (Photos courtesy of Tony Hurd)


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
Finished seventh for the Illini at the Bradley Classic.

Set a personal best 6K time of 18:55 in season debut at the Illini Challenge ... Ran a career best 8K time at Illinois Intercollegiates, finishing with a time of 25:18.

Placed eighth overall with a 6K time of 19:18 at the Illini Challenge ... Finished fourth for the Illini and 74th overall at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invite with an 8K time of 26:26 ... Clocked an 8K time of 26:33 coming in 13th overall at the Illini Open.


2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800m and earned second-team All-America honors after placing 14th ... Also earned second-team All-America honors as a member of the 4x400m relay team that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships ... Big Ten Champion in the 800m ... Member of the 4x400m relay team that finished runner-up at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked the ninth-fastest 800m time in school history (1:47.73) at the conference championships ... Won the 800m at both the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite and the Musco Twilight ... Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed second at the Drake Relays with the fifth-fastest time in school history ... USTFCCCA second-team All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Finished runner-up in the 600m at the Big Ten Championships with the fourth-fastest time in school history (1:17.27) ... Placed first in the 600m at both the Illini Open and Husker Invitational ... Placed second in the 800m at the Illini Classic ... Member of the distance medley relay team that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete

Indoor: Did not compete

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned USA Junior All-American status after finishing fourth in the 800m ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 800m ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh in the 800m ... Set a personal best in the 800m during the prelims of the conference meet with a time of 1:48.62.

Indoor: Ran a personal best in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships placing seventh with a time of 1:49.64 ... Placed first in the mile at the Orange and Blue Open with a time of 4:12.64 ... Finished third at the Illini Classic in the 800m with a time of 1:53.18 ... Participated in four meets.

High School
Anchored state champion 4x800m relay team in 2011 ... Two-time All-Conference selection in cross country and track ... All-State honoree in cross country ... Four-time All-State selection in track and field ... Earned two varstiy letters in cross country and track and field from 2009-11.

Born June 1, 1993 ... Son of Tim and Sheila McAsey ... Has one sister, Moira and one brother, Jon ... Majoring in Accounting.

McAsey's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 18:55 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
8K: 25:18 - Illinois Intercollegiate (9/14/12)

600m: 1:17.27 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)
800m: 1:49.64 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
Mile: 4:12.64 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)

400m: 47.30 - Illinois Twilight (4/12/14)
800m: 1:47.73 - Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)

Updated July 2014