24 will don the black and gold in Austin this week for a chance to compete at the NCAA Finals
The Tigers will travel to Austin, Tx., for the first round of the Championships
The senior was one of three to climb the podium on the final day
Markesh Woodson and Will Crocker will both advance to Saturday's finals
Other highlights include a pair of top-five NCAA performances in the throws
Hosted by Mississippi State @ Starkville, Miss., May 14-16, 2015 (photos by Jeff Curry)
John McDonnell Invitational @ Fayetteville, Ark. (04/10-11/2015)
2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
8000m Run - 25:52.50 | Bradley Classic | 10/18/2013
Indoor Track & Field
600m Run - 1:21.86 | Missouri Invite | 02/07/2014
800m Run - 1:50.97 | Tyson Invite | 02/15/2014
Mile Run - 4:13.71 | SEC Championships | 02/24/2013
Outdoor Track & Field
800m Run - 1:57.56 | Mt. SAC Relays | 04/19/2014
1500m Run - 3:51.11 | SEC Championships | 05/18/2014
8000m (XC) - 25:52.50 | Bradley Classic (10/18)
600m (Ind.) - 1:21.86 | Missouri Invite (02/07)
800m (Ind.) - 1:50.97 | Tyson Invite (02/15)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:15.74 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/25)
800m (Out.) - 1:57.56 | Mt. SAC Relays (04/19)
1500m (Out.) - 3:51.11 | SEC Championships (05/18)
Cross Country - Will made his cross country debut at the Arkansas v. Missouri Dual, where he placed 34th overall in 23:08.20 on the 6600-meter course...His only other meet of the season came at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill., where he was the third Tiger finisher in 25:53 for 8000-meters.
Indoor Track - Kicked off his season at the Rod McCravy Memorial, where he just missed his PR by two-seconds with a 4:15.74 finish for 14th in the field...He doubled-up at the following meet, the Missouri Invitational, winning the 600-meter run in 1:21.86 and hitting 52.27 for his first 400-meter dash in the Tiger uniform...Will closed the regularseason at the Tyson Invitational with an 800-meter run PR of 1:50.97 to place third overall...Was a member of the seventh-place DMR squad at the SEC Championships in College Station, Tx.
Outdoor Track - Will focused on the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs during the outdoor season...His first meet was the Crimson Tide Invitational, where he placed 12th in the 1500-meter run with a final time of 3:58.36...He followed that up with a PR performance in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 1:57.56 at the Mt. SAC Relays...Closed his season with a break-through performance in the 1500-meter run at the SEC Championships, qualifying for the finals with his 3:51.11 and finishing seventh overall.
800m (Ind.) - 1:56.37 | Collegiate Challenge (02/15)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:13.71 | SEC Championships (02/23)
1500m (Out.) - 3:51.20 | Crimson Tide Invite (04/06)
Cross Country - Redshirted the cross country season...Competed at the Iowa State Invitational, finishing the 8000-meter course in 28:27.
Indoor Track - Donned the black and gold for the first time at the Missouri Invitational, where he finished eighth in the 1000-meter run...Was 12th in the mile run at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, crossing the line in 4:14.24...Came back from the highly-competitive UW Husky Classic to hit a season-best time of 1:56.37 at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, placing third in the 800-meter run...Represented the Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark...Was a member of the Tigers' eighth-place DMR team and placed 15th in his own right in the mile with a PR of 4:13.71.
Outdoor Track - Will began the season at home with a 1500-meter/800-meter double before traveling to Arkansas for the Spring Invitational...He had an impressive third-place performance in Fayetteville in the 1500-meter run, crossing in 3:56.26 and was also a member of the 11th-place 4x400-meter relay team...Traveled to the Crimson Tide Invitational where he had another breakthrough 1500-meter run performance (3:51.20) to place fifth...He was second at the Iowa Musco Invitational in the 1500-meter run, crossing in 3:53.50...Ended the season at the SEC Championships, hosted by Missouri, where he competed in both the 1500-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay.
800m - 1:52.10 | 1600m - 4:15.90 | 5000m (XC) - 14:54
- 2012 USATF Junior Nationals finalist in the 800m
- 2012 Arcadia Invitational, seventh in the 800m
- Two-time IHSA Track & Field All-State in the 800m
- 2011 IHSA Track & Field Champion in the 4x800m
- IHSA Cross Country All-State
Will competed for Belvidere North HS under coach Troy Yunk...CROSS COUNTRY...Team was three-time IHSA State Champions (2009-11) and was ranked fifth in the nation in 2010...Was 16th at the 2011 IHSA Cross Country Championships...Was 39th at the 2011 Nike Cross Midwest Regional...TRACK & FIELD...Will was the 2011 Sectional Champion in the 4x800-meter relay and 800-meter run...Was the 2011 IHSA Champion in the 4x800-meter relay...Earned an IHSA All-State honor for the 800-meter run in 2011...Fourth at the 2012 IHSA State Championships in the 800-meter run...Was seventh at the 2012 Arcadia Invitational in the 800-meter run...Eighth at the USATF Junior Nationals in the 800-meter run.
Parents are Bob and Lisa Crocker...Born November 1, 1993...Was on the NIC 10 All-Academic Team and the Cross Country All-State Academic Team as a senior...Is studying Sports Management at Mizzou.
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