The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener
Underclassmen look for breakthrough season
The race begins at 4:45 p.m. on Friday
Illini beat three nationally ranked teams
Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
3,000m: 8:43.35 - EIU Special (2/15/13)
800m: 1:52.75 - Bill Cornell Classic (3/30/13)
1,500m: 3:46.94 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)
Updated December 2013