Illinois will head to Madison, Wis., for the 2012 Big Ten Championships.
Three Illini Recognized by Conference
Illini Place Seventh as a Team with 49 Points
Illini Qualify Five to Finals on Saturday
Big Ten Indoor Championships Notes
2012 Track and Field
Indoor: Placed second for the Fighting Illini in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.89 at the Big Ten Championships scoring eight points ... Ran a 7.99 in the 60m hurdles at the Orange and Blue Open placing first ... Placed seventh at the Tyson Invitational in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.04 ... Placed second in the 400m at the Illini Open with a time of 50.36 ... Garnered second-team All-Big Ten after his performance at the Big Ten Championships in the 60m hurdles ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the 400m and 400m hurdles...Placed first at the Tom Botts Invitational with 51.23 in the 400m hurdles...Placed second in 400m hurdles at Sea Ray Relays...Placed first in the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships with 50.55...Participated in the NCAA West Championships and USA Championships...Ran in the 4x400m relay team, helping them to a second place finish at Tom Botts Invitational
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Reached the semifinal of the 400m hurdles at the USA Championships, placing ninth with a time of 50.56 and just missing a spot in the finals ... Competed in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships and placed 10th with a time of 50.61, missing the finals by just two spots ... Earned his first career trip to nationals after running a personal-best time of 50.33 and placing third in his quarterfinal heat of the 400m hurdles at the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship ... His time of 50.33 ranks No. 5 on the UI all-time list ... Battled an illness during the indoor season but bounced back during the outdoor campaign ... Scored 11 points for the Illini at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships after solid efforts in both hurdle events ... Took third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.05 and finished fourth in the 110m hurdles with a mark of 14.55 at the conference meet ... Took the top spot in the 400m hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Oregon's Pepsi Invitational and the Illinois Twilight ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Missed the majority of the season due to mononucleosis ... Recorded a personal-best time of 8.11 in the 60m hurdles at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic ... Also competed in the event at the Iowa Dual.
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Ran on 4x400m relay team that placed 13th at the NCAA Mideast Regional (3:09.92), and took first place at the Spec Towns Invitational (3:11.18) ... Ran on 4x100m relay team that competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional (41.53), and took second place at the Big Ten Championships (40.63) ... Competed in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional, timing 51.90 in prelims ... Took fourth place at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m hurdles, after running an outdoor season-best 51.48 ... Won the 400m hurdles title at the Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Recorded four top-10 finishes in the 400m hurdles during the outdoor season ... Also competed in the 110m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, timing 15.02 in prelims ... Posted outdoor personal-best 14.20 in the 110m hurdles at the Drake Relays en route to a fifth-place finish ... Recorded five top-10 finishes in the 110m hurdles during the outdoor season ... Competed in the 200m at the Illinois Invitational, finishing ninth ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Ran on 4x400m relay team that finished second at the Big Ten Championships (3:11.15) ... Ran on distance medley relay team that took seventh place at the Big Ten Championships (9:50.80) ... Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, running a 8.60 in prelims ... Ran indoor season-best 8.19 in the 60m at the Adidas Classic ... Finished in third place in the 60m hurdles at the Iowa Dual and the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Competed in the 60m hurdles at eight outdoor meets, recording four top-10 finishes ... Competed in the 400m at three indoor meets ... Ran indoor personal-best 50.51 at the Iowa Dual, finishing fifth ... Also competed in the 200m at two indoor meets ... Finished third in the 200m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational.
2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Also ran on the 4x400m relay that took seventh at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and earned All-Region honors (3:08.59) ... Was sixth in the 400m hurdles and seventh in the 110m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships ... Timed season-best 52.48 in the 400m hurdles in prelims at Big Ten's ... Also had season-best performance in the 110m hurdles in the Big Ten prelims with a time of 14.57 ... Won 110m hurdles title at the Illinois Twilight (14.66) ... Took third in the 110m hurdles and seventh in the 400m hurdles at both the SIU Spring Classic and SEMOtion Relays ... Competed in the 400m hurdles at the Kansas Relays (54.90) and Sea Ray Relays (55.16).
Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, advancing to the semifinals (8.34) ... Timed season-best 8.23 in the 60m hurdles in prelims at the EIU Friday Night Special, placing fourth in the final (8.29) ... Took fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (8.59) ... Was seventh in the hurdles at the Indiana Open and ninth at the Saluki Fast Start ... Ran the 200m in two meets, with season-best 22.88 at the Indiana Open.
Two-time state Illinois champion in the 300m hurdles ... Broke the Illinois class A state record in the 300m hurdles as a junior (37.33) ... All-state honoree for three years ... Earned three varsity letters in basketball and was a three-time all-conference selection.
Full name is Cody James Wisslead ... Born Sept. 22, 1988 ... Son of Jim and Pam Wisslead ... Has two older siblings, Kamie and Clint ... Brother, Clint, was a high jumper for Western Illinois ... Majoring in farm management.
Wisslead's Personal Bests
110m Hurdles: 14.20 - Drake Relays (4/25/09)
200m: 21.85 - Illinois Invitational (5/2/09)
400m: 48.52 - LSU Invitational (4/2/11)
400m Hurdles: 50.33 - NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship (5/28/10)
60m Hurdles: 7.89 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
400m: 50.36 - Illini Open (2/25/12)
Updated March 2012