Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Oz Lifshitz
Oz Lifshitz


Rishon Lezion, Israel

Last College:
Central Michigan University


I/O Eligibility:


2012 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

Illini Return Five All-Americans


2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not participate

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the triple jump ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships in the triple jump with a sixth-place finish and mark of 49-10 (15.19m) ... Competed in the triple jump at six meets during the regular season and recorded five top-three finishes ... Won the event at the Illinois Twilight and the Iowa Invitational, where he set a season-best bound of 49-10 ½ (15.20m).

Indoor: Scored points at the Big Ten Championships in the triple jump with an eighth-place finish and mark of 48-11 ½ (14.92m) ... Competed in the triple jump at four other meets, including victories in the event at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic and the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Posted a season-best bound of 49-4 ½ (15.05m) in the triple jump at the Illinois Intercollegiate.


At Central Michigan
2009: Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion during both the indoor and outdoor season in the triple jump ... Finished runner-up at the Maccabiah International Games in the triple jump. 2008: Was the runner up at the Israeli national championships, three years in a row from 2007-09 ... Garnered second-team All-MAC recognition after finishing runner-up in the triple jump at the MAC Outdoor Championships (50-1 3/4) ... Also scored in the long jump outdoors (22-2 1/4) ... Won the triple jump at the Chippewa Open (42-6 1/4) ... Took third place in the long jump at the CMU Open (21-11 1/2).

High School
Finished second at the Israeli national championships meet in the triple jump ... Member of the Israeli national team since 2007 and the Israeli army.

Nicknames are Ozraeil and the wizard ... Parents are Doron and Yehudit Lifshitz ... Owns personal bests of 51-7 ¾ (15.74m) in the triple jump and 22-10 ¾ (6.98m) in the long jump ... Majoring in finance.

Lifshitz's Personal Bests at Illinois
Triple Jump: 49-10½ (15.20m) - Iowa Invitational (4/17/10)

Triple Jump: 49-4 ½ (15.05m) - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/30/10)

Updated October 2011