Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Will  Brewster
Will Brewster

RS Sophomore

Grayslake, Ill.

High School:
Grayslake Central



I/O Eligibility:


Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


4x400 Highlights LSU Alumni Gold Meet

400m runners shine on Saturday


Illini Ready for LSU & Mt. SAC Relays

Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California


Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team at the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships February 27-28, 2015.


EIU Big Blue Classic

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 3-4, 2015.


Cross Country
A top-five finisher for the Illini in all but one meet he competed in ... Finished fourth for the Illini and 41st overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional, clocking a personal-best 10K time of 30:54.1 ... Sixth runner for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, finishing in a personal-best time of 24:47.4 ... Was Illinois' number one runner at the Bradley Classic, finishing 13th overall in 25:00.3 ... Finished 94th overall at the Roy Griak Invite ... Placed third for the Illini at both the Portland Dual and Illini Challenge, earning top-10 finishes at both.

Scored points for the Illini in four of the five meets he competed in ... Finished fourth on the squad at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... Placed 48th overall and fifth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a personal-best 8K time of 24:48 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Finished fourth for the squad at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Made his Illini debut at the Boilermaker Invitational, where he placed 16th overall and finished fourth for the Illini ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Redshirt season ... Made season debut at the Illini challenge, running unattached with a 6K time of 19:02 ... At the Bradley Classic, finished in 25:07 ... Set a personal-best time of 24:55 at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Running unattached, finished first overall at the Illinois Open.

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirt season ... Ran unattached at the SIUE Gateway Invitational, finishing third in the 1500m and second in the 5000m ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships and placed 13th with the 10th-fastest time in school history (8:11.43) ... Recorded two sixth-place finishes in the mile.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the USA Junior National Track & Field Championships, finishing 16th in the 10,000m ... Set a meet record time of 8:30.30 in the 3,000m to win the Lee Calhoun Invitational ... Finished third in the 3,000m at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... Ran the 1,500m at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic and the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.

Indoor: Redshirt Season ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, finishing second in the mile with a time of 4:17.88 ... Ran unattached at the Illini Classic, placing second in the 3,000m with a time of 8:23.50 ... 2013 USATF Junior All-American after finishing 10th at the US Junior National Cross Country Championships.

High School
2012 sectional champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m ... 2012 indoor state champion in 3,200m ... 2012 state runner-up in 1,600m and 3,200m ... 2008 AAU cross country national champion ... Six time All-State in track ... Garnered All-State in cross country in 2011 ... 2011 regional cross country champion. ... Holds school record in five events.

Son of Bill and Jodi Brewster ... Born April 12, 1994 ... Has one sister, Meghan, and two brother, Peter and Matthew ... Hobbies include skiing, golfing, swimming and watching movies ... Majoring in bioengineering.

Brewster's Personal Bests
Cross Country
6K: 18:57 - Illini Challenge (8/29/14)
8K: 24:47.4 - Big Ten Championships (11/2/14)
10K: 30:54.1 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/14/14)
5 Miles: 25:47 - Notre Dame Invitational (10/4/13)
4 Miles: 20:16.21 - Portland Dual (9/6/14)

1,500m: 3:58.30 - Lee Calhoun Invite (4/13/13)
3,000m: 8:29.08 - Big Ten/SEC Challenge (3/23/13)
5,000m: 15:11.39 - Drake Relays (4/25/13)

Mile: 4:10.67 - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)
3,000m: 8:11.43 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/14)

Updated December 2014