Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Sherman Armstrong
Sherman Armstrong


Chicago, Illinois

High School:
Luther South

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165

Sprints, Hurdles


Illinois Highlights

2000 Indoors: Placed eighth at the NCAA Championships in the 400m dash (46.66), earning All-American honors... Ran anchor leg of team 4x400m relay team that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors...In the prelims of the NCAA Championships, ran the third fastest 400m in school history (46.43)... Anchored the 4x400m relay team as they captured the Big Ten title...Provisionally qualified for NCAA?s in the 200m dash...Broke own school record in the 60m hurdles on Jan. 15, with a time of 7.82, provisionally qualifying for NCAA Championships...provisionally qualified in four events (60m hurdles, 200, 400, 4x400m relay), more than any other athlete in the nation. Outdoors: Earned All-American honors by placing 3rd at NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles...Set the Illinois and Big Ten record in the 400m hurdles at nationals with a time of 48.61...Only collegiate to make the finals of the US Olympic Trials in the 400m Hurdles, placing seventh...Won Big Ten titles in 400m and 110m hurdles...Set school record in 110m hurdles (13:72) at Big Ten Championships...Ran on 4x100m relay that placed second at Big Tens?Ran the 400m leg of the victorious Sprint Medley Relay at the Drake Relays...Broke own school record in the 400m hurdles three times during the season....Broke 50 seconds for the 400m hurdles seven times total last season, including twice at the US Olympic Trials and twice at the NCAA Championships.

1999 Indoors: Won the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten meet in a time of 7.91 ... Ran anchor leg of Big Ten championship 4x400m relay team ... Set Illinois school record in the 60m hurdles on Feb. 13 with a time of 7.88. Outdoors: Won two more Big Ten titles, in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles ... Set school record in the in the 400m hurdles on May 2 in a time of 50.13 ... Qualified for NCAA Championships in both hurdle events and was an automatic qualifier in the 400m hurdles ... Named Big Ten Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

1998 Indoors: Ran third leg on Illinois' 4x400m relay team which finished second at the NCAA Championships (3:08.75), earning All-America n honors ... Also ran on Big Ten championship 4x400m relay team ... Scored in the 200m at Big Ten meet. Outdoors: Placed second in the Big Ten 200 meters (21.16) and 7th in the 110m hurdles ... Ran on 4x100m and 4x400m relays at Big Tens which placed fourth and second, respectively.

High School: Helped lead his team to the 1997 state title ... State champion in the 300m hurdles ... Also earned all-state honors in the 110m hurdles, high jump, 200, and 4x200 and 4x400 relays ... Scored 24 points in 1997 meet alone (2nd in 200, 2nd in 110m hurdles, 2nd in 300m hurdles, 3rd in 4x200 relay) ... Two-time Chicago Christian Athlete of the Day winner ... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Son of Sherman and Sadie Armstrong ... Enrolled in the college of liberal arts and science ... Hopes to go into coaching after finishing school.

Personal Bests: Indoors: 200m: 21.48...400m: 46.43...60m H: 7.82. Outdoors:200m: 20.86...110m H: 13.72...400m H: 48.61.