2012 XC - Senior
Qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he finished 64th and set a personal-best 10K time of 30:27 ... Earned All-Region honors after finishing 13th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional , recording a 10K time of 30:40 ... Finished first for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships with a personal best 8K time of 24:06 ... Received second-team All-Big Ten honors for ninth place finish at Big Ten Championships ... His time at the Big Ten Championships is 10th fastest 8K finish in school history ... In his Illinois debut, finished in the top-27 at the Notre Dame Invitational and second on the team with a five-mile time of 24:17 ... Finished runner-up on the squad at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, setting a career-best 8K time of 24:11 ... Scored points for the Illini in each race he's competed in.
At Graf Engelbert High School
Placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the German Under-23 Championships in 2009 ... In 2006, was runner-up in the 2,000m steeplechase at the German Youth Championships ... Finished third in 2010 at the German Under-23 Championships in the 10,000m
At Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)
Finished third in the 3,200m at the Missouri State Championships in 2007 ... Placed fourth in 2007 at the Missouri State Championships in the 1,600m.
Son of Harald and Berit Modler ... Has two siblings, Mayu and Moritz ... Received his bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering and will be pursuing his masters degree at the University of Illinois ... Hobbies include playing sports, traveling and reading.
Toepfer's Personal Bests
8K: 24:06 - Big Ten Championships (10/28/12)
10K: 30:27 - NCAA Championships (11/17/12)
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:56.29
Updated November 2012