Track & Field

William Hennessy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Algonquin, Ill.

High School:
Jacobs

Position:
XC/Distance

Experience:
JR/JR

William Hennessy

05/02/2013

Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers

04/24/2013

Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships

04/21/2013

Golden Eagles Conclude Action in California and Illinois

MU competed at Beach Invite and in Ill.

04/17/2013

Golden Eagles Flock to Six Track & Field Meets Across the Country

Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday

04/13/2013

Will Koeck Sets Marquette Hammer Throw Record at Lee Calhoun

Koeck topped MU record by over a meter

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2014):

Indoor-
1,000
: 2:29.34
Mile
: 4:19.37
3,000: 8:45.38

Outdoor-
800
: 1:54.5 (H.S.)
1,500
: 4:00.20
3,000: 9:20.38
Steeplechase
: 9:23.44


2013-14:
Indoor (So.): Ran in the mile and 3,000-meter races during the 2013-14 indoor campaign ... Finished first with a time of 4:22.05inthe mile at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) ... Notched a personal-best time of 8:45.38in th3,000 meters during the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 22) to place 16th ... Helped distance medley relay to a seventh place finish at the BIG EAST meet in a time of 10:12.41 as the 1,600-meterleg.
Outdoor (So.): Hennessy competed in 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and the steeplechase during his second outdoor season ... Ran the 1,500 in 4:07.2 at the Dave Rankin Invitational (May 2) to place 19th ... Achieved a personal-best of 9:20.38 in the3,000 at the Benedictine Twilight (April 25) ... Placed ninth with a time of 9:31.03 in the steeplechase at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship (May 10).
Cross Country (So.): Hennessy competed in the final five meets of the season for the Golden Eagles as a sophomore ... Ran in Marquette's top seven in the final four meets of the year ... Notched a personal-best 8k time of 25:48 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) as MU's sixth runner (84th overall) ... Marquette's fourth runner (33rd overall) at the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 2) with an 8k time of 26:17 ... Placed 116th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (Nov. 15) in a time of 33:17 as MU's fifth runner.

2012-13:
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in two events during the 2012-13 indoor campaign, including the 1,000 meters and the mile... Posted a new personal-best and a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:29.24 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 1)... Recorded a second-place finish with a time of 4:29.78 in the mile at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) ... Placed 13th in the 1,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a mark of 2:30.28 ... Also competed at the BIG EAST meet in the men's 4x800-meter relay, helping the squad to the No. 6 time in program history and a seventh-place finish (7:38.37)2012-13 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the four events during the course of the 2013 outdoor campaign, including the 400-meter hurdles, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, and the steeplechase... Posted a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the steeplechase with a time of 9:23.44 at the Huskie / Blue Demon Classic (April 20) ... Placed 14th in the steeplechase at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:47.26 ... 2012-13 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Fr.):Finished top seven on the team in all six of the races he competed in during the 2012 season ... Finished 63rd overall (fourth on Marquette) in the 8k race at the BIG EAST Conference Championships (Oct. 26) ... Recorded a personal-best time of 33:44 in the 10k race at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 17) ... Finished third on the team in the five-mile race at National Catholic Championships (Sept. 14) ... 2012 XC Performance List.

High School: Hennessy earned four letters in track and field and three letters in cross country at Harry D. Jacobs High School where he captained both squads as a senior ... Three-time all-conference as well as a two-time all-county, all-regional and second team all-area performer in cross country ... Two-time cross country team MVP ... Graduated as the conference and Golden Eagles' 1,600-meter run record holder (4:18.55) ... Was the conference 1,600 champion as a senior while qualifying for the state meet ... Was also a two-time state qualifier in the 800 as a sophomore and junior ... Anchor leg of conference record-holding 4x800-meter relay team (7:54.91/1:56.5 split) ... Jacobs High School Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Hennessy was born in Solihull, England and is the son of Richard and LingLing Hennessy ... Has a younger brother, James ... Majors in broadcast and electroniccommunications.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2014-
3,000-meter run: 16th (8:45.38)
Distance medleyrelay: 7th (10:12.41; anchor (1,600) leg w/Zambrano, Meinholz and Shields)
2012-
1,000-meter run: 13th (2:30.28)
4x800-meter relay: 7th (7:38.37; anchor leg w/Lacy, Franz and McDonald)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2014-
Steeplechase: 9th (9:31.03)
2012-
Steeplechase: 14th (9:47.26)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (8k):
2013 - 33rd (26:17; fourth on MU)
2012 - 63rd (26:30.31; fourth on MU)

NCAA Regional (10k):
2013 - 116th (33:17; fifth on MU)
2012 - 126th (33:44; seventh on MU)

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic (6k)
-
-
-
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
-
-
-
10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
27:36.90
141 / 9
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucian Rosa Invitational (8k) 26:37.0 57 / 6 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (8k)
25:48*
84 / 6
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (8k)
26:17
33 / 4
6 of 10
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) 33:17* 116 / 5 14 of 33
2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (6k)
19:29.58
6 / 4
1 of 4
9/14 - National Catholic Invitational (5 mi.)
25:54
26 / 3
4 of 33
9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
26:12.47
187 / 6
23 of 31
10/12 - Bradley Classic (8k)
25:28
40 / 6
2 of 17
10/26 - BIG EAST (8k)
26:30.31
63 / 4
8 of 14
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) 33:44 126 / 7 15 of 30
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