Personal Bests (as of June 2016):
400: 52.96 seconds
Indoor (Jr.): Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter dash placing fifteenth with a time of 1:58.64... Placed fourth in the mile at the 2017 Blue and Gold Invitational with a time of 4:26.52... Placed sixth at the John Tierney Classic in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:37.03.
All- BIG EAST Indoor - 4x800 relay & Outdoor- 3200 relay
Indoor (So.): Tallied a third place finish in the mile as he finished in 4:36.08 during the UW-Parkside Fall Finale ... Added a third place finish to his collection after finishing the 600 in 1:22.00 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... During the BIG EAST Championships, Suarez and his 4x800 relay team received bronze for their 7:36.35 finishing time ... Finished in the top-five, fourth place, with his 4x400 relay team at the Blue and Gold Invitational for a time of 3:24.25.
Outdoor (So.): Competed in the 800, 1500, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay ... Claimed silver at the BIG EAST Championships with his 4x800 relay team, as they finished at the 7:43.36 mark ... Made the podium at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic at third place in the 4x400 (3:28.79) ... Tallied a second place finish with his 4x400 squad a the Marquette Duals for their 3:27.01 finish.
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in six meets for the indoor season including the BIG EAST Championships, where he placed 13th in the 500-meter run (1:07.53) ... Also participated in the 400-, 600- and 800-meter runs ... Took second in the 600-meter run at the Wisconsin Open (February 19) with a time of 1:25.18 ... Took eighth at both the John Tierney Quadrangular and the Jack Jennett Invitational in the 600- (1:26.33) and 800-meter (2:00.19) runs.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 800-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay in four meets ... Notched sixth place at the Drury Hotels Joey Haines Invite (April 2) in the 4x400-meter relay as the second leg ... Placed 23th at both the Gibson Invitational and Illinois Twilight in the 800-meter run with times of 1:59.87 and 1:58.49, the latter being an outdoor personal-best.
Prior to Marquette: Suarez earned three letters in track and field at Prospect High School (Mt. Prospect, Illinois) ... Named team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... Named the school’s Male Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 campaign ... Garnered All-State honors in the 4x800 ... A school record holder in the 4x800 with a time of 7:44.13 ... Also won the section championship in the 4x800 ... Played on his high school football and basketball teams as a junior and senior ... Was a team captain of the football team during his senior season.
Personal: Suarez was born in Park Ridge, Illinois to Bert and Liz Suarez ... Has two older siblings, David and Rachel ... Plans to major in business.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
4x800 relay: 3rd (7:36.35)
800-meter: 12th (prelims- 1:56.43)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
4x800 relay: 2nd (7:43.36)
800-meter: 11th (prelims- 1:57.12)
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
500-meter run: 13th (prelims-1:07.53)