Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Greg Shroka
Greg Shroka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Lake, Ind.

High School:
Hanover Central HS

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
07/11/1986

AT ILLINOIS

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Battled back and shin injuries throughout the season, but still managed to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the high jump, where he tied for 20th ... Scored in the high jump for the fourth-straight year at the Big Ten Championships with a sixth-place finish ... Posted a season-best mark of 6-11 (2.11m) in his victory at the Illinois Twilight ... Also competed in the event at the Drake Relays and Pepsi Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Reached the podium in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a third-place finish, his highest ever at the conference meet, and a mark of 7-1 ½ (2.17m) ... Posted a personal-best mark of 7-1 ¾ (2.18m) at the Illinois Intercollegiate, which ranks second in school history ... Won the high jump title at the Iowa Dual and the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a mark of 7-0 ¼ (2.14m) ... Also competed in the event at the Tyson Invitational and Iowa State NCAA Qualifier ... Hit the provisional qualifying mark four times throughout the season and just missed a trip to the NCAA Championships.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor:Earned first career All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Championships, becoming the first Fighting Illini outdoor All-American in the event since Gail Olson took fifth in 1979 ... Recorded outdoor personal-best jump of 7-1 ½ at the NCAA Championships ... Took fourth place at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a jump of 7-1 ... Competed in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fifth ... Won the high jump title at the Illinois Invitational ... Tied for third place at the ASU Invitational ... Finished in fourth place at the Spec Towns Invitational and Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships, finishing in fifth place ... Turned in a season-best mark of 6-10 ¼ at the Big Ten Championships ... Runner-up at the Iowa Dual.

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the high jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, tying for fifth with a mark of 6-9 and just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships in losing the jump-off ... Earned All-Region honors ... Was seventh in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships (6-9 1/2) ... Became just the third person in Illinois history to high jump over seven feet, doing so at the Illinois Twilight with a mark of 7-0 1/4 ... Won high jump titles at the SIU Spring Classic and SEMOtion Relays with marks of 6-6 3/4 at both meets ... Tied for sixth in the high jump at the Drake Relays (6-8 3/4) and Sea Ray Relays (6-8 3/4).

Indoor: Placed fifth in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with season-best height of 6-9 3/4 ... Runner-up in the high jump at both the Big Ten/SEC Challenge (6-8 3/4) and Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (6-8 1/4) ... Took third in the high jump at the Indiana Open ... Marked 6-7 in the high jump at the Iowa State Classic ... Took 15th in the high jump at the New Balance Invitational (6-6 1/4).

2007 Track & Field
Outdoor: Scored in his first Big Ten Championships in taking eighth in the high jump (6-7 1/2) ... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in the high jump ... Took first in the high jump at the SIU Spring Classic ... Leaped a season-best 6-10 3/4 in the high jump in winning the Mike Poehlein Invite ... Took fifth in the high jump at the Drake Relays.

Indoor: Competed in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Won high jump titles at the Illinois Invitational, Blue Raider Invitational and Carle/Health Alliance Invite ... Leaped a personal-best 6-10 1/4 at both the Illinois Invitational and Carle/Health Alliance Invite ... Took second in the high jump at the Hoosier Hills Invite.

2006 Track & Field
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School
Earned Indiana All-State honors in the high jump three times ... Three-time All-Conference in track and field ... Two-time All-Conference in cross country ... All-conference selection in basketball his senior season ... Earned four letters in track in field, three in cross country and three in basketball.

Personal
Born July 11, 1986 ... Full name is Gregory Charles Shroka ... Son of Steven and Joyce Shroka ... Has one older sister, Adrienne ... Graduated with a degree in architecture in December 2009 and finished his graduate degree in civil engineering in May 2010.

Shroka's Personal Bests
Outdoor
High Jump: 7-1 ½ (2.17m) - NCAA Championships (6/12/09)

Indoor
High Jump: 7-1 ¾ (2.18m) - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/30/10)

Updated July 2010

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