Cross Country

Kyle Saginus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lockport, Ill.

High School:
Lockport

Event:
Distance

Kyle Saginus

Saginus and coach Nelson Interview (10-9-08)

Saginus discusses 2008 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (11-5-08)

2007-08 During the cross country season, sat out the first two meets while recovering from injury before returning to run in the Bill Delinger Invitational, where he turned in a fourth place finish on the squad...In second meet at the NCAA Pre-National, finished second on the the team... Finished second on the team once again at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, helping Marquette to a seventh place finish...Finished 29th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional...Competed in two meets during the indoor season, finishing third in the 3,000m at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational with a time of 8:49.74 and finishing the Notre Dame Invitational in 8:41.42...During the outdoor season, finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 9:44.18... In the steeplechase, finished second twice more, at the Marquette Twilight and ran a 9:40.17 at the Iowa Invitational.

2006-07: At the Saluki Spring Invitational earned third place with a finish of 15:01.87 in the 5,000m...During the outdoor season established personal bests in the 3,000m (8:44.21) at the Iowa Musco Invitational, and the 10,000m (30:35.70) at the Duke Invitational...Crossed the line in 30:50.35 in the 10,000m for 15th place at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

2005-06: As a member of the men's cross country team, finished 49th at the BIG EAST Championship ... Crossed the line in first at the Bradley Open and placed 165th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... Placed fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000m with an indoor personal-best time of 8:26.38 ... Placed first in the 3,000m at the Badger Classic in a time of 8:43.44 ... Posted indoor career-best times in the 5,000m (14:55.49) at the Meyo Invitational and in the mile (4:18.95) at the Iowa Musco Twilight ... Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the WIU Big Blue Classic, finishing in second place with an outdoor personal-best time of 9:25.42 ... Ran an outdoor personal-best time of 30:59.41 in the 10,000m at the Mount SAC Relays ... Recorded an outdoor season-best time in the 5,000m of 14:58.27 in a third-place finish at the Saluki Spring Classic ... Registered an outdoor season-best time of 4:08.38 in the 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

2004-05: Competed in the distance events for the Golden Eagles ... Competed in the 3000m and 5000m at the C-USA Indoor Championships placing 16th and 11th, respectively ... Earned a second-place finish in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Redbird Invitational ... Competed in the 10,000m at the C-USA Outdoor Championships finishing in 12th place ... Also was a member on the cross country team competing in one race finishing 15th.

High School: Finished fifth overall at the 2003 Illinois Cross Country State Championship ... Member of the 3,200m relay that took fourth in state in 2004 ... Ran a best time of 14:34 in the three mile ... Captain of both the track and field and cross country teams.

Personal: Youngest of Keith and Marie Saginus' two children ... Born on September 16, 1985.

PersonalRecords-

Indoor:

Mile -4:18.95

3,000m-8:26.38

5,000m-14:55.49

Outdoor:

1,500m-4:02.32

Steeplechase-9:25.42

5,000m-14:58.27

10,000m-30:35.70

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