Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Mark Donohue
Mark Donohue


Des Plaines, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy

XC - Distance

I/O Eligibility:


Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie


Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


Team Effort Shown at Illini Classic

Illini take home 10 of 16 first place finishes


2012 Men's Cross Country Season in Review

Young team made huge improvements throughout the year


Orange and Blue Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships

Highest finish for the Illini since 1996


Cross Country
Earned a spot on his first conference meet roster by finishing first for the Illini at the Illinois Open ... Finished 81st overall at Big Ten Championships, running an 8K time of 25:37 ... Set a season-best 6K time of 20:30 at the Illini Challenge ... Recorded a new career-best 8K time of 25:17 at the Bradley Classic ... Scored points for the squad during the Illinois Intercollegiates.

Led the Illini and placed third overall with an 8K time of 25:49 at the Illini Open ... Placed ninth for the Illini and 12th overall with a 6K time of 19:32 at the Illini Challenge ... Clocked an 8K time of 26:10 and placed sixth for the Illini and 19th overall at the Orange and Blue Preview ... Ran as part of the "B" race and came in 37th overall with an 8K time of 25:54 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Redshirted ... Ran unattached and placed seventh overall at the Illini Open, clocking a personal best 8K time of 25:37 ... Ran unattached at the Illini Challenge and Illinois Intercollegiate meets.


2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a career-best 1,500m time of 3:58.54 at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic ... Ran a career-best time of 15:09.63 in the 5k at the Lee Calhoun Invitational.

Indoor: Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the Illini Classic ... Finished fourth in the 5,000m at the EIU Friday Night Special.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m twice, setting a personal-best of 15:38.43 at the Tom Botts Invitational.

Indoor: Participated in the 3,000m run ... Had his season best at the Orange and Blue Open with a time of 8:49.38 ... Placed fifth at the Illini Classic with a time of 8:52.34.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not participate

High School
Was a 2009 cross country all-state selection after an 11th-place finish at the IHSA state meet ... His team placed second in the IHSA cross country state meet in 2009 ... Earned a varsity letter in cross country and in track and field for all four years of high school.

Born April 1, 1992 ... Parents are Tim and Mary Pat Donohue ... Has two siblings, Kevin and Theresa ... Hobbies include surfing ... His parents most influenced his athletic career because of all the support they have given him throughout his career ... His biggest thrill in sports is winning ... Major is undecided.

Donohue's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 19:32 - Illini Challenge (9/2/11)
8K: 25:17 - Bradley Classic (10/12/12)

3,000m: 8:49.38 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)

3,000m: 8:48.08 - Lee Calhoun Invite (4/13/13)
5,000m: 15:09.63 - Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/30/13)

Updated August 2013