Underclassmen look for breakthrough season
Illini beat three nationally ranked teams
Two seniors open up their season on Friday
Four Orange and Blue runners finish in the top 20
Orange and Blue travel to Normal, Ill., for second meet of year
2012 XC - RS FRESHMAN
Set a personal best 6K time of 18:55 in season debut at the Illini Challenge ... Ran a career best 8K time at Illinois Intercollegiates, finishing with a time of 25:18.
2011 XC - FRESHMAN
Ran unattached in both the races he competed in this fall ... Placed eighth overall with a 6K time of 19:18 at the Illini Challenge ... Finished fourth for the Illini and 74th overall at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invite with an 8K time of 26:26 ... Clocked an 8K time of 26:33 coming in 13th overall at the Illini Open.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned USA Junior All-American status after finishing fourth in the 800m ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 800m ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh in the 800m ... Set a personal best in the 800m during the prelims of the conference meet with a time of 1:48.62 ... Was also a part of the 4x400m relay team throughout the season ... Ran the 400m once (49.39).
Indoor: Ran a personal best in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships placing seventh with a time of 1:49.64 ... Placed first in the mile at the Orange and Blue Open with a time of 4:12.64 ... Finished third at the Illini Classic in the 800m with a time of 1:53.18 ... Participated in four meets.
Anchored state champion 4x800m relay team in 2011 ... Two-time All-Conference selection in cross country and track ... All-State honoree in cross country ... Four-time All-State selection in track and field ... Earned two varstiy letters in cross country and track and field from 2009-11.
Born June 1, 1993 ... Son of Tim and Sheila McAsey ... Has one sister, Moira and one brother, Jon ... Majoring in Accounting.
McAsey's Personal Bests
6K: 18:55 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
8K: 25:18 - Illinois Intercollegiate (9/14/12)
600m: 1:20.17 - Mark Colligan Memorial (1/28/12)
800m: 1:49.64 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
Mile: 4:12.64 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
400m: 49.39 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
800m: 1:48.62 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
Updated November 2012