Derek Gross
Derek  Gross

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Neenah, Wis.

High School:
Neenah

Personal Bests (as of June 2018):

Indoor-
600: 1:22.76
800: 1:53.04

Outdoor-
800
: 1:53.04
1,500
: 3:56.55
Mile: 4:17.17

TFRRS Profile

2017-18:
All-BIG EAST Outdoor-4x800 relay
Indoor (So.): Placed second in the 600-meter at 2017 Blue 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 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 new PR... Placed in the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championship where came in tenth for the 800-meter (1:54.79) and fourth with his 4x800 relay team (7:42.93).
Outdoor (So): Placed third (7:40.88) with his 4x800-meter relay team, claiming All-BIG EAST honors, and fifth in the 800-meter race at BIG EAST Outdoors ... Claimed fourth at the Wisconsin Twilight in the 1,500 (3:56.78) ... Claimed seventh as a member of the 1,600 SMR with a time of 3:26.21 at the Drake Relays ... Earned silver with his 4x400 team at the Illinois Twilight meet (3:29.73). 
Cross Country (So.): Competed in six meets for Marquette ... Placed 44th, 15th for Marquette, at the season opener at Lewis University (6k; 20:20.78) ... Came in 26th overall and sixth for the squad at the UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open after finishing the 8k in 27:49.

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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Championships History
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2018-
800: 10th (1:54.79)
4x800 Relay: 4th (7:42.93; First leg w/ Kwapick, Peterson, Eagan)
2017-
4x800 Relay: 3rd (7:36.35; First leg w/ Eagan, Suarez, Al. Miller)
DMR: 6th (10:14.56; Third leg w/ Kwapick, Sagan, Mierzwa)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2018-
800: 7th (1:53.70; prelim- 5th 1:53.78)
4x800 Relay: 3rd (7:40.08; Third leg w/ Eagan, Al. Miller, Ar. Miller)
2017-

800: 9th (1:55.54)
4x800 Relay: 2nd (7:43.36; First leg w/ Christian Zambrano, Suarez, Eagan)

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