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    Liam Markham
    Liam Markham
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Clare, Ireland

    High School:
    St. Flannans

    Event:
    XC-Distance

    Birthdate:
    01/30/1992

    I/O Eligibility:
    SO/SO

    03/30/2013

    Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

    The squad scored 161 team points; five titles

    03/24/2013

    Seven Illini Win Titles at Big Ten/SEC Challenge

    Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener

    01/09/2013

    2013 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

    Underclassmen look for breakthrough season

    10/18/2012

    Orange and Blue Ready for Illinois Open

    The race begins at 4:45 p.m. on Friday

    10/12/2012

    Mickow Leads Illinois Squad at Wisconsin Invite

    Illini beat three nationally ranked teams

    05/13/2013

    2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

    AT ILLINOIS
    Cross Country
    2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
    Finished second for the Illini in all but one meet ... Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional where he finished third for the squad with a 10K time of 31:28 ... Placed 17th at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a personal-best 8K time of 24:08 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Placed 26th at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Finished second overall at the Illini Challenge.

    2012 XC - FRESHMAN
    Ran unattached at Bradley Classic, finishing with an 8K time of 24:46.

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    2013 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Placed fifth in the 800m at the Bill Cornell Classic ... Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... Set a personal-best 1,500m time of 3:46.94 to finish third at the Tiger Track Classic ... Placed 11th at the Big Ten Championships.

    Indoor: Finished second at the EIU Friday Night Special.

    High School
    Was the number one Irish 1,500m under-20 year old runner in 2011 ... Number two Irish youth (under 18) in 2009 and competed in the IAAF World Junior Championships ... Won one gold, three silvers and two bronze medals competing in the 800m and 1,500m ... Qualified for the European Junior Championships in Estonia ... Was the cross country and track team captain for three years.

    Personal
    Son of Gerard and Joan Markham ... Born January 1, 1992... Has two siblings, Brian and Niamh ... Hobbies include watching sports, surfing, golfing, playing darts and going to the movies ... Majoring in accounting.

    Markham's Personal Bests
    Cross Country
    6K: 19:05 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
    8K: 24:08 - Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/19/13)
    10K: 31:28 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)
    5 Miles: 24:55 - Notre Dame Invitational (10/4/13)

    Track
    Indoor
    Mile: 4:02.37 - Indiana Relays (1/31/14)
    3,000m: 8:13.89 - Rod McCravy Memorial (1/25/14)

    Outdoor
    800m: 1:52.75 - Bill Cornell Classic (3/30/13)
    1,500m: 3:46.94 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)


    Updated March 2014

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