15 Tigers departed Fayetteville with new record performances
Six Tigers opened the two-day meet in Fayetteville on Friday
Junior Will Crocker earned new All-Time Top Ten mark in the 1500m run
The Tigers saw a total of six event wins over the three days
The senior was joined by six Tigers on the podium during the SEC Championships
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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