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    Colin Mickow
    Colin Mickow
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Princeton, Ill.

    High School:
    Princeton HS

    Event:
    XC - Distance

    Birthdate:
    03/15/1990

    I/O Eligibility:
    SR/SR

    05/17/2012

    Illini Boast 18 Qualifiers to NCAA West Preliminary Round

    Riley records the fastest seed time in the 110m hurdles

    05/08/2012

    Illini Travel to Wisconsin for Big Ten Championships

    Illinois will head to Madison, Wis., for the 2012 Big Ten Championships.

    04/26/2012

    Mickow Takes 10,000m Title to Kick off Drake Relays

    Senior won first 10K title of his career on Thursday night

    04/25/2012

    Illini Travel to Drake and Penn Relays

    Orange and Blue will compete in Des Moines and Philadelphia

    04/21/2012

    Riley Sets Second Fastest Time in the World on Saturday

    Senior posts school record at the meet

    AT ILLINOIS

    Cross Country
    2011 XC - SENIOR
    Placed third for the Orange and Blue and 35th overall with a 10K time of 32:13.64 at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Scored points for the Illini, placing third for the Orange and Blue and 36th overall with an 8K time of 24:39 at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second for the Illini and third overall at the Orange and Blue Preview with an 8K time of 24:29 ... Finished third for the Orange and Blue and 136th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with an 8K time of 25:02 ... Has finished in the top three for the Illini at three meets he ran in this season.

    2010 XC - JUNIOR
    Clocked a personal-best 10K time of 30:58 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, scoring for the Illini and placing 35th overall... Finished 21st overall at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a personal-best 8K time of 24:18... Has finished first or second for the Illini at all five meets he ran in ... Named Big Ten Co-Runner of the week for the week of Sept. 21 following his performance at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Took second for the Orange and Blue at Pre-Nationals, taking 73rd overall in 24:39 ... Matched his personal-best 8K time (24:26) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 2nd for Illinois and 50th overall ... Took second at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a personal-best 8K time of 24:26 ... Placed first in the Illini Challenge for the second year in a row, leading Illinois to victory with a 6K time of 18:37.

    2009 XC - SOPHOMORE
    Garnered All-Region accolades at the NCAA Midwest Regional after placing 18th with a 10K time of 31:18 ... Missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships by 1.6 seconds ... Was the top Illini runner at all six meets he ran ... Clocked a 5.2-mile time of 26:04 at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 25th overall ... Placed 71st overall at the Pre-Nationals meet ... Ran a personal-best 8K time of 24:39 at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional and finished 24th overall ... Placed seventh overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with an 8K time of 24:48 ... Captured the individual title at the Illini Challenge with a personal-best 6K time of 18:52, leading the Orange and Blue to a first-place team finish ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008 XC - FRESHMAN
    An immediate contributor for the Illini, running in nearly every race as a freshman and finishing in the top five for the Orange and Blue four times ... Ran unattached in the Illini Challenge ... Finished second for Illinois at Pre-Nationals and the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a season-best 8K of 25:11.6 at Pre-Nationals ... Also placed fourth for the Illini at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Named Illinois' Outstanding Newcomer.

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    2012 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Ran in the 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 10,000m ... Finished 16th in the 5,00m at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a season-best time of 15:46.87 ... Won the 10,000m at the Drake Relays with a season-best time of 29:48.72 ... Ran the 1,500m once ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Indoor: Participated in the 3,000m and 5,000m for the Fighting Illini ... Recorded a personal best in the 3,000m at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 8:21.22 placing fourth ... Ran another personal best in the 5,000m at the Husky Invitational with a time of 14:16.27 ... Placed second in the 3,000m at the Illini Classic with a time of 8:27.58 ... Represented the Orange and Blue in four meets.

    2011 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Ran in the 1,500m, 5,000m, and 10,000m ... Placed first in the 5,000m at LSU Invitational with 15:15.86 ... Placed third in the 1,500m at SEC/Big Ten Challenge and the Musco Twilight ... Ran a personal-best in the 1,500m at Musco Twilight with 3:50.95, started the 4x1,600m relay team with a fifth place finish at Drake Relays.

    2010 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Reached the podium at the Big Ten Championships after placing third in the 10,000m with a personal-best time of 29:10.74 ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 10,000m and finished 21st ... Ran for Team USA at the NACAC Under-23 Championships and earned a runner-up finish in the 10,000m ... Missed scoring in the 5,000m by two spots at the Big Ten Championships with a 10th-place finish and time of 14:12.80 ... Posted a personal-best 5,000m time of 14:08.86 at the Pepsi Invitational ... Took second in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays ... Recorded a personal-best 1,500m time of 3:51.68 in his runner-up finish at the Illinois Twilight ... Ran the 800m and 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Indoor: Placed 17th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished fifth in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic with a personal-best time of 14:28.88 ... Posted a personal-best 3,000m time of 8:29.20 in his second-place finish at the Iowa Dual ... Ran the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic and timed 4:17.43.

    2009 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, taking 21st place ... Placed seventh in the 5,000m at the Jesse Owens Classic, after running an outdoor season-best 14:32.85 ... Finished second in the 5,000m at the SIU Spring Classic and the Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Competed in the 1,500m at two outdoor meets ... Ran outdoor season-best 3:55.99 at the Big Blue Classic and finished fourth.

    Indoor: Competed in the 5,000m at two indoor meets ... Finished in third place at the Adidas Classic ... Ran indoor season-best 14:39.37 at the Iowa State Classic ... Also competed in the 3,000m at two indoor meets ... Placed first in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Posted indoor season-best 8:33.08 at the EIU Friday Night Special, en route to a third-place finish.

    High School
    Champion in the 1600m at the 2008 Class A Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Classic ... Placed fourth at the 2007 Illinois 2A State Cross Country Championships ... Took third in the 1600m at the 2007 Illinois A State Track and Field Championships, also qualifying in the 3200m ... Placed 16th in the 3200m at the 2006 Illinois A State Track and Field Championships ... Earned All-State honors in both cross country and track and field.

    Personal
    Full name is Colin Felcyn Mickow ... Born March 15, 1990 ... Parents are Jay and Mary Mickow ... Has a twin brother, Hunter, and a sister Chelsea ... Majoring in finance.

    Mickow's Personal Bests

    Cross Country
    6k: 18:37 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)
    8K: 24:18 - Big Ten Championships (10/31/10)
    10K: 30:58 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/13/10)

    Track & Field
    Outdoor
    1,500m: 3:50.95 - Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
    5,000m: 14:08.86 - Pepsi Invitational (4/10/10)
    10,000m: 29:10.74 - Big Ten Championships (5/14/10)

    Indoor
    Mile: 4:13.11 - Illini Classic (1/22/11)
    3,000m: 8:14.18 - Big Ten Championships (2/26/11)
    5,000m: 14:16.27 - Husky Invitational (2/10/12)

    Updated June 2012

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