Max Storms
Max Storms

RS Senior

Kansas City, MO

High School:
O'Hara HS


Senior (I)


70 Track & Field Athletes Recognized on SEC Honor Roll

53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements


Senior Spotlight: Max Storms

Storms ended his career in the black and gold as one of top distance runners in school history


Ilori Closes Out Championships with Podium Finish

The teams finished out the three-day Conference Championship on Saturday


Record Performance Carries Peoples to SEC Title

The junior earned her second SEC title and season's fifth School Record performance on Friday


Track & Field Set for SEC Championships

The Tigers will take on nation's elite in College Station, Tx., beginning Thursday


Max Storms Senior Gallery

Max Storms - Senior Gallery, 05/05/2014

Missouri Personal Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
8,000m 24:01 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 10/12/2012
10,000m 30:23.2 NCAA Championship 11/17/2012
Mile 4:14.80 Missouri Invitational 01/18/2013
3,000m 8:22.15 Big 12 Championships 02/2012
5,000m 14:14.20 SEC Championships 02/23/2013
1,500m 3:46.86 LSU Invitational 04/07/2012
5,000m 14:09.52 Mt. SAC Relays 04/2013
10,000m 29:15.61 Mt. SAC Relays 04/2012

- University of Missouri School Record Holder in the 10,000m (29:15.61)

- 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (10,000m)
- 2013 All-SEC (10,000m)
- 2012 NCAA National Championships qualifier (Cross Country)

- 2012 All-Midwest Region (Cross Country)
- 2012 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (10,000m)
- 2012 Drake Relays Champion (4x1600m)
- 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Track)
- 2012 Academic All-Big 12 (Track)
- 2011 Academic All-Big 12 (Cross Country)

Cross Country- Max had a memorable senior cross country season, leading the team in four of the five meets throughout the season...Helped lead the team to their first USTFCCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) National Ranking since 2000...Kicked off the season at the Iowa State Invitational where he finished 3rd overall on the 8k course with a final time of 25:23, leading the team to a win over Iowa State...Went on to earn his first PR performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, crossing in 16th overall in 24:09.72 to lead the team to an impressive 4th-place finish in the competitive field...Led the team again at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational wiht his final 8k PR of the season, 24:01...Was the Tigers second man at the SEC Championships, earning 9th-place and a Second Team All-SEC finish with a time of 24:10.07...Ran to a new 10k PR of 30:47.38 at the NCAA Midwest Regional to place 18th overall, enough for an All-Region honor and spot at the NCAA Championships...Ended out his Tiger career on the cross country course with a new 10k PR at the NCAA Championships, finishing in 30:23.2 for 56th in the nation, the best finish for a Tiger man since 1972

IndoorTrack- Continued his impressive year into the indoor track season, coming away with two new PR's in the mile and 5000m...Started the season off with his mile PR, placing 3rd in the event at the Missouri Invitational with a final time of 4:14.80...Ended out the season at the SEC Championships with a new indoor 5k PR of 14:14.20, crossing in 6th-place

Outdoor Track- Took down another PR during the outdoor season after finishing 13th at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 5k with a final time of 14:09.52...Earned an All-SEC honor in the 10k with his 3rd-place finish in 29:49.92...Went on to compete in the 10k at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, just missing out on qualifying for the Championships with his 13th-place finish

Cross Country - Protected home turf when he won the men's 8K at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a final time of 26:43.07...Led the Tigers with a 46th-place finish in the 5-mile race at the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking in at 24:53...Was 76th in the 8K at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, posting a time of 25:29...Took 25th in the 8K race at the Big 12 Championship finishing in 24:25...Finished the 10K course at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 32:27.01 to earn 42nd place...Was named to the Academic First Team All-Big 12

Indoor Track - Was arguably the Tigers' top distance runner during the indoor season and reset personal-best marks in the 3K and 5K...Ran a 4:28.10 for the Mile at the MU-KU Dual, good for 7th place...Travelled to the GVSU Big Meet, where he raced a 14:33.41 for 9th in the 5K...At the Big 12 Championship, Max earned new PRs in the 3K and 5K, racing the 3K in 8:22.15 for 25th and the 5K in 14:18.71 for 12th

Outdoor Track - Continued his outstanding year with more personal records and a new Missouri school record...Began the season with a 1st place finish at the Missouri Relays, clocking in a 14:21.68 5K...Took 2nd in the 1500m at the LSU Invitational, racing to a new PR of 3:46.86...Went on to take 5th in the 10K at Mt. SAC Relays, racing to a new PR and Missouri School Record of 29:15.61...Was part of the winning 4x1600m team at the Drake Relays...Was 14th at the Big 12 Championship in the 5K, finishing in 14:28.30...Finished the season at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, where he was 34th in the 10K, crossing the line in 31:36.81

Cross Country - Led Mizzou with a 50th place finish at the Greater Louisville Challenge with a time of 24:43.08...Came in 20th overall, 2nd among the Tigers, at the Bradley Classic, clocking in at 24:48...Paced the Tigers once again at the Big 12 Championships, finishing 39th in 25:26.49...Closed out the season with a Tiger-best 53rd place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10K PR of 31:21.83

Indoor Track - Started the season with a 2nd place performance at the Missouri Invitational, completing the Mile in 4:22.16...Was 4th at the KU-MU Dual in the 3K, crossing the line in 8:48.19...Ran 8:27.44 at the Iowa State Classic to take 12th in the 3K

Outdoor Track - Took 3rd in the Stanford Invitational 5K, finishing in a season-best time of 14:19.04...Followed that up with a series of 1st place finishes, starting with the Tom Botts 1500m, which he completed in 3:51.71...Took 1st at the Indiana University Invitational, crossing the line in 14:44.11 for 5K...Also won the 3K at the Georgia vs. Missouri Dual Meet in 8:29.20...Was 15th at the Big 12 Championship in the 5K, finishing in 14:38.86

Cross Country - Ran to a 62nd place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional after clocking a 10K time of 32:49.80...Ran for Mizzou at the Big 12 Chamionship, placing 58th overall with a season-best time of 26:32.90...His season-best 10K time came at the Arkansas Chile Pepper Invitational, where he placed 51st in 31:42.44...He also ran at the Roy Griak Invitational, where he placed 77th for the 8K in 26:42

Indoor Track - Ran the 3K at the Missouri Invitational, placing 4th in 8:42.26...Was 2nd at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge for the 3K, finishing in 8:47.66

Outdoor Track- Took 3rd in the 1500m at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line in 4:03.49...Won the Tom Botts Invitational 3K in 8:30.51...Was 11th in the 5K at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational, finishing in 14:45.29...Ran the 1500m at the Arkansas Twilight, finishing in 4:07.98 for 19th...Finished out the season at the Big 12 Championship, where to was 24th in the 10K, finishing in 32:25.37

Ran for Archbishop O'Hara HS under coach Mike Martin...He was the West Central Cross Country Champion in 2007 and 2008...Earned the MSHSAA Class 2 State Cross Country Title in 2007...Max was a 3-time MSHSAA All-State athlete for Cross Country (2006-2008)...Named to the First Team All-Metro Cross Country by the Kansas City Star (2007, 2008)...On the track, Max was a 5-time West Central Conference 3200m Champion (2007-2008), 1600m Champion (2009), and 800m Champion (2009)...Earned 5 MSHSAA All-State honors for the 3200m (8th-2007, 2nd-2008, 4th-2009) and 1600m (6th-2008, 5th-2009)...First Team All-Metro for 1600m by the Kansas City Star (2009)

High School Bests
5k XC - 15:31.07 | 3200m - 9:22.74 | 1600m - 4:17.12

Parents are Mike and Mary Pat, brother Boomer, sister Melissa...Born October 1, 1990 in Kansas City, MO...High School Valedictorian...Was a Team Captain at Missouri...Earned the Bill Rawson Award for an Outstanding Freshman (2010) and the Derrick Peterson Award (2011)...Brother, Boomer, and sister, Melissa, are both Mizzou alumni...Dad runs 75+ miles per week...Once ate two full Gumby's pizzas in one sitting...Studying Civil Engineering

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