Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Liam Markham
Liam Markham


Clare, Ireland

High School:
St. Flannans



I/O Eligibility:


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


Seven Illini Win Titles at Big Ten/SEC Challenge

Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener


2013 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

Underclassmen look for breakthrough season


Orange and Blue Ready for Illinois Open

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


2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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

Cross Country
2013 XC - JUNIOR
Competed at the Big Ten Championships and was the eighth finisher for Illinois ... Made his season debut at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing second for the Illini in a time of 25:03.30.

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 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

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


2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 1,500m ... Placed sixth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships to score points for the Illini ... Won the 1,500m at the Illinois Twilight ... Clocked the fifth-fastest 1,500m time in school history (3:42.33) to place fourth at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

Indoor: Placed fifth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships to score points for the Illini ... Member of the distance medley relay team that placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second in the mile at the Illini Classic ... Clocked the eighth-fastest mile time in school history (4:02.37) to place fourth at the Indiana Relays... Member of the distance medley relay team that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

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.

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)


800m: 1:52.75 - Bill Cornell Classic (3/30/13)
1,500m: 3:42.33 - Bryan Clay Invitational (4/19/14)

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

Updated December 2014