Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Phil Pompei
Phil Pompei


Los Altos, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Six Illini Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

USTFCCCA named Division I All-Academic individuals


Illini Score Two in 10,000m on Day One of Big Tens

Five Big Ten scorers tallied after the first day


Riley Sets Second Fastest Time in the World on Saturday

Senior posts school record at the meet


Illini Split Between Two Meets This Weekend

Orange and Blue to Compete at Mt. SAC Relays and the John McDonnell Invitational


Riley Adds Two More Big Ten Titles to Career

Illini Place Seventh as a Team with 49 Points


Cross Country
2011 XC - SENIOR
Took fourth for the Illini and 43rd overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10K time of 32:27.35 ... Ran a 24:49 8K time and came in fourth for the Illini and 46th overall at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished fifth for Illinois and 17th overall at the Orange and Blue Preview with an 8K time of 25:25 ... Placed ninth in the B race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with an 8K time of 25:16.

2010 XC - JUNIOR
Competed in the Big Ten Championships, placing 59th overall in 25:15... Finished fifth for Illinois and 112th overall at Pre-Nationals with an 8K time of 25:00 ... Ran a personal-best 8K time of 24:44 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing fifth for the Illini and 77th overall ... Competed in the Illinois Intercollegiate, finishing ninth for Illinois and 23rd overall with an 8K time of 25:47 ... Finished eighth overall at the Illini Challenge with a 6K time of 18:58.

Placed third overall at the Illini Challenge with a 6k time of 19:06 ... Finished seventh for the Illini at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Clocked a personal-best 8K time of 25:25 at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional ... Ran in the Open Race at the Pre-Nationals meet ... Placed sixth overall at the Illini Open ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Placed fourth at the Illini Open and led the Orange and Blue to victory as the top Illini finisher at the meet.


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Just missed scoring in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 11th with a personal-best time of 30:10.69 ... Placed second in the 5,000m at the John McDonnell Invitational with a season-best time of 14:28.70 ... Finished ninth in the 3,000m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a season-best time of 8:29.08 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran the 3,000m and 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a personal best in the 3,000m at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 8:10.34 placing second and setting the sixth fastest time in the record books ... Recorded another personal best in the 5,000m with a time of 14:02.35 at the Husky Invitational, a time which ranks fourth fastest in school history ... Took third at the Illini Classic with a time of 8:27.59.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in 1,500m, 3,000m, and 10,000m...Placed fourth at Sea Ray Relays in the 10,000m with 30:50.54...Ran a personal-best in the 1,500m at Musco Twilight with 4:00.31...Ran a personal-best in the 3,000m at Tom Botts Invitational with 8:42.53 placing fifth...Ran a personal-best in the 10,000m at Drake Relays with 30:50.37

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Timed 8:45.58 in the 3,000m in his fourth-place finish at the Iowa Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Illinois Twilight and ran a personal-best time of 15:09.94 in the event at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

Indoor: Ran a personal-best 3,000m time of 8:40.48 at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic ... Took third in the 3,000m at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Placed third in the 5,000m at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a personal-best time of 15:11.62.

2009 Track & Field
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School
Was a 2005 second-team All-State selection for sophomores in the California Interscholastic Federation ... Named to the 2007 All-Central Coast Section second team ... Was a 2005 and 2006 West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) second-team selection and the 2007 WCAL Individual League Champion ... Earned the Central Coast Section Male Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 2008.

Born May 18, 1990 ... Parents are Peter Pompei and Jana Powell ... Brother, Sam, runs cross country and track for the University of North Carolina ... Majoring in broadcast journalism ... Hobbies include watching, playing, talking about, and reading about sports, singing, meeting new people and service projects ... His high school coach, Brian Curley, most influenced his athletic career because he encouraged him to set his goals high and taught him the value of community, commitment, and focus in the sport of long distance running.

Pompei's Personal Bests

Cross Country
6K: 18:58 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)
8K: 24:44 - Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2/10)

1,500m: 4:00.31 - Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
3,000m: 8:29.08 - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23/12)
5,000m: 14:02.35 - UW Husky Classic (2/10/12)
10,000m: 30:10.69 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)

3,000m: 8:10.34 - Mark Colligan Memorial (1/28/12)
5,000m: 14:02.35 - Husky Invitational (2/10/12)

Updated June 2012