Head Cross Country Coach Mike Nelson on Modert:
Prior to Marquette: Modert was a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field at Mt. Vernon Township High School ... Was a four-time SICA First Team All-South honoree in cross country and track and field ... Two-time conference cross country champion as a junior and senior and won the league titles in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter run as a junior and senior ... Earned all-state honors as a senior in the 1,600 ... Helped the Rams to a regional cross country title as a junior (2012) and a conference title as a senior (2013) ... Held high school personal bests of 4:22 in the 1,600 and 9:45 in the 3,200 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Modert was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and is the younger of two children to Christopher and Sarah Modert ... Has an older sister, Stephanie ... Plans to major in biomedical sciences.
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