Derek Gross
Derek  Gross

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Neenah, Wis.

High School:
Neenah

Event:
XC/Distance

Experience:
SO/SO

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Indoor-
600: 1:24.27
800: 1:54.85

Outdoor-
800
: 1:54.05
1500
: 3:57.28

TFRRS Profile

2017-18
Indoor (So.):
Placed second in the 600-meter dash at 2017 Blu and Gold Invitational (1:22.76) and seventh with his 4x800 relay team (3:30.37)... At the 2018 Meyo Invitational he set a college best in the 800-meter dash with a time of 1:53.98... Competed in the GVSU Big Meet with a time of 4:17.17 in the mile setting a college best... Placed in the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championship where came in tenth for the 800-meter dash (1:54.79) and fourth with his 4x800 relay team (7:42.93) 
 
2016-17:
All-BIG EAST Indoor- 3,200 relay & Outdoor-4x800 relay
Indoor (Fr.):
Cracked the top-five at the Jack Johnson Invitational in the 800-meter race when he finished at the 1:57.58 mark ... Came in sixth place at the John Tierney Classic in the 600-meter as he clocked a 1:24.27 time ... Claimed bronze at the BIG EAST Championship in the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:36.35.
Outdoor (Fr.):
Claimed silver at the Marquette Duals in the 800 for a time of 1:54.51 ... Placed in the top-15 six times during the season ... Placed second at the BIG EAST Championship with his 4x800 relay team as they finished in 7:43.36.
Cross Country (Fr.):
Competed in four meets for Marquette ... Placed 20th at the Fremont Hill and Bale (27:13.6) and UW-Parkside Midwest Open (27:13.6).

Prior to Marquette:
Lettered in track and cross country at Neenah High School … Served as team captain for both cross country and track during his senior season … Was named MVP (distance) after both his junior and senior campaigns … Led cross country team to a conference championship as a senior. 

Personal: Gross was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and is the son of Barry Gross and Merrilee Gross … Has three siblings, Abby, Julia and Christopher … Plans to study entrepreneurship.

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