Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Cross Country 2013 XC - SOPHOMORE Scored points for the Illini in four of the five meets he competed in ... Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regionals where he finished sixth for the Illini ... Placed 46th overall and finished fourth for the squad at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked an 8K time of 24:42 to finish fifth for the Illini at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Scored points or the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed fourth overall at the Illini Challenge ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 XC - FRESHMAN Finished fourth for the Orange and Blue at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, crossing the line with a 10K time of 31:40 ... Scored for the Illini at Big Ten Championships with a 28th-place finish overall ... Paced the Illini for the first time in his career, finishing first for the squad and second overall with an 6K time of 18:41 at the Illini Challenge ... Clocked an 8K time of 24:28 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, scoring for the Illini after finishing fourth and placing 147th overall ... Finished third for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Scored points for the team in each race he's competed in ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 XC - RS FRESHMAN Ran unattached in races he competed in this fall ... Finished ninth overall with a 6K time of 19:19 at the Illini Challenge ... Placed second overall with an 8K time of 25:43 at the Illini Open ... Led the Illini and placed 30th overall at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite 8K with a time of 25:46.
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Recorded two top-five finishes in the 3,000m, including placing third at the Orange & Blue Open ... Competed unattached at the Illini Open and set a personal-best time of 2:01.98 in the 800m.
2013 Track and Field Outdoor: Set a personal-best 1,500m time of 3:51.40 to win the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... Recorded two third-place finishes, including the Tiger Track Classic where he set a personal-best 5k time of 14:14.74.
Indoor: Finished second at the Illini Open with a personal-best mile time of 4:12.48 ... Won the EIU Friday Night Special ... Competed in three 3,000m races, including a sixth-place finish at the Meyo Invitational and a 14th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships.
2012 Track and Field Outdoor: Redshirt season
Indoor: Redshirt season
High School All-Conference in track from 2009-2011 ... All-Conference in cross country in 2008-2010 ... 3 time conference champion in cross country and track...All-State in cross country in 2009, placed 21st at the state meet ... All-State in Track and Field, ninth place in the 4x800 meter run in 2010 and third place in the 1600m run in 2011 ...2 cross country state meet appearances and 4 track and field state meet appearances ... School record holder in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.
Personal Son of Leigh and Peter King ... Born June 5, 1993 ... Has 2 brothers, Paul (22) and Adam (15) ... Hobbies include playing video games, television and basketball ... Majoring in biology.
King's Personal Bests Cross Country 6K: 18:41 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12) 8K: 24:32 - Big Ten Championships (10/28/12) 10K: 31:40 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9/12) 5 Miles: 24:31 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)