Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Jeremy Stevens
Jeremy Stevens


Winnebago, Ill.

High School:
Winnebago HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran his personal-best in the 1,500m at Tom Botts Invitational with 3:52.62...Placed first in the 3,000m steeplechase at Musco Twilight with 9:11.33, giving him another personal-best

2010 Track and Field
Did not compete.

2009 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m at two outdoor meets, including the Mt. SAC Relays. Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at two indoor meets ... Recorded indoor season-best 8:24.37 at the Iowa State Classic ... Finished seventh in the 3,000m at the Adidas Classic ... Took third place in the mile run at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational, timing an indoor season-best 4:17.56 ... Competed in the 5,000m at the New Balance Invite, finishing in 11th place.

2008 Track and Field
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 Track and Field
Outdoor: Took second in the 1,500m at the SIU Spring Classic ... Ran the 5,000m in a career-best time of 14:29.09 at the Stanford Invite. Indoor: Member of the distance medley relay that took fifth at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Took second in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational, running personal-best 8:22.60 ... Also finished runner-up in the 3,000m at the Dartmouth Relays ... Timed 8:22.97 in the 3,000m at the Cyclone Classic ... Competed in the mile at the Meyo Invitational with personal-best time of 4:12.83.


Cross Country
2010 XC - SENIOR
Ran a personal-best 10K time of 30:54 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, placing 33rd overall and third for Illinois... Finished third for the Orange and Blue and 58th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (24:33).

2009 XC
Redshirted the 2009 season.

2008 XC - JUNIOR
Ran to first place at the season-opening Illini Challenge ... Placed first for the Illini four times ... Finished second at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and first for the Orange and Blue where he ran the team's best 8K time of the season of 24:40 ... The first Illini to cross the finish line at the Big Ten Championships, placing 38th overall ... Came in second for Illinois at the Sean Earl Invitational, finishing seventh overall ... Named Big Ten Runner of the Week (Sept. 23) ... Took fifth for Illinois at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Named Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree and Illinois' Most Valuable Runner.

Continued to shine for the Illini after coming back midseason from an injury ... Finished in the top four for the Orange and Blue in every meet he competed ... Set a career-best 8K time of 24:31 at Pre-Nationals ... Was the second Illini to cross the finish line at the Big Ten Championships, placing 24th overall ... Finished 42nd overall and fourth for the Illini at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a personal-best 10K time of 31:26.

Had a standout freshman season, competing in six meets for the Illini ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, finishing first in his collegiate debut ... Cruised to a first-place overall finish at the Illini Pack-It-Up Challenge with an 8K time of 24:56 ... Finished second for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invite with a personal-best 8K time of 24:33 ... Placed third for the Illini at Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:44 ... At the Big Ten Championships, placed second for the Illini and 28th overall ... Posted a 10K time of 31:46.74 to finish second for the Orange and Blue and 27th overall at NCAA regionals.

High School
Holds the Illinois Class A State Cross Country record with a time of 14:18 (3 miles) ... Also holds the 3200m Class A state record with a time of 9:10.56 ... Was the 3200m state champion at the 2006 state meet, also placing third in the 1600m ... Illinois Class A Cross Country Champion in 2005 ... Was the runner-up in the 1600m in 2005 ... Finished 22nd at the 2005 Foot Locker National High School Cross Country Championsips ... 2004 runner-up at the state cross country meet ... Finished fourth in the 1600m at the 2004 state meet ... High school coach was Joe Erb ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Full name is Jeremy Ray Stevens ... Born Feb. 11, 1988 ... Parents are Rod and Nancy Stevens ... Has two sisters, Jessica and Missy ... Majoring in business ... Biggest thrill in sports is "out-kicking people" ... Parents were the most influential in his athletic career because of their support.

Stevens' Personal Bests

Cross Country
6K: 18:11 - Illini Open (9/1/06)
8K: 24:01 - Pre-National Invitational (10/14/07)
10K: 30:54 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/13/10)

Track and Field
1,500m: 3:52.62 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
3,000m Steeplechase: 9:11.33 - Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
5,000m: 14:29.09 - Stanford Invitational (3/30/07)

Mile: 4:12.83 - Meyo Invitational (2/3/07)
3,000m: 8:22.60 - Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (1/27/07)
5,000m: 14:36.01 - New Balance Invitational (2/7/09)

Updated October 2011