Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Brandon Stryganek
Brandon Stryganek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson HS

Event:
Sprints

I/O Eligibility:
JR/JR

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

06/27/2013

Stryganek Earns Academic All-America Honors

Sophomore given second-team honors

04/20/2013

4x400 Highlights LSU Alumni Gold Meet

400m runners shine on Saturday

04/18/2013

Illini Ready for LSU & Mt. SAC Relays

Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California

04/13/2013

Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie

05/13/2013

2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

AT ILLINOIS

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200m and earned second-team All-America honors after placing 15th ... Clocked the second-fastest 200m time in school history (20.66) at the NCAA West Preliminary Round ... Scored points for the Illini in both the 100m (fifth) and 200m (seventh) at the Big Ten Championships ... Member of the 4x100m relay team that placed third at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked the fourth-fastest 100m time in school history (10.29) to win the Illinois Twilight ... Won the 200m at the Musco Twilight ... USTFCCCA second-team All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Scored points for the Illini in two events at the Big Ten Championships after placing fifth in the 60m and sixth in the 200m ... Placed first in the 60m at both the Illini Open and Illini Classic ... Won the 200m at the Illini Classic and Indiana Relays ... Placed second in the 200m at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor:
Competed in the 100m, 200m, and 400m runs and collectively earned five top-five finishes throughout the outdoor season... Accomplished a first place finish in the 100m at the Lee Calhoun Memorial with a mark of 10.71... Took second place at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet with a mark of 10.69... Participated in the Big Ten Championships in the 100m and earned sixth place with his season-best mark of 10.55... Recorded his career-best 200m run at the Tiger Track Classic with a mark of 20.84 with a third place finish.

Indoor: Participated in the 60m and 200m races during the indoor season... Recorded his career-best 60m mark at the Big Ten's when he earned first place with a time of 6.71... Posted a first place finish in the 200m run at the IU Relays with a mark of 21.44... Recorded his top indoor 200m run at the Spire Invite when he finished first with a time of 21.08.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned USA Junior All-American honors after making the final in both the 100m and 200m ... Earned first-team USTFCCCA All-American honors after running the second leg of the 4x100m relay team which qualified for the NCAA Championships and set the third-fastest time (39.00) in school history ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay to the Big Ten title ... Individually qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 100m and 200m ... Scored points individually for the Illini at the conference championship, making the finals of the 100m, finishing eighth and setting a personal-best time of 10.48 ... Notched a career-best 200m time (21.09) at the John McDonnell Invitational, finishing fourth.

Indoor: Placed third in the Big Ten Championships in the 60m dash with a time of 6.76 scoring six points for the Fighting Illini and recording the eighth fastest time in school history ... Placed second in the Big Ten Championships in the 200m with a career-best time of 21.43 scoring eight points ... Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors after his stellar performances at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a 6.88 in the 60m dash at the Illini Open to take first place ... Placed in the top ten in every 60m race he ran in ... Took third in the Illini Classic in the 200m with a time of 21.88 and fifth in the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 21.53.

High School
Earned All-State track and field honors two times... Three-time track and field All-Section, All-County, and All-Conference selection... Placed 10th in the 200m dash and 22nd in the 100m dash at Junior Olympic Nationals... Earned four letters in track and field.

Personal
Born on January 7, 1993... Hobbies include running and writing poetry... Major is spot management ... Mom, Trudy was a professional ice skater with Ice Follies.

Stryganek's Personal Bests
Outdoor
100m: 10.29 - Illinois Twilight (4/12/14)
200m: 20.66 - NCAA West Prelims (5/31/4)
400m: 49.14 - Big Ten/SEC Challege (3/23/14)

Indoor
60m: 6.71 - Big Ten's (2/23/13)
200m: 21.02 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)

Updated July 2014

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