Cross Country

William Hennessy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Algonquin, Ill.

High School:
Jacobs

William Hennessy

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013):

Indoor-
1,000
: 2:29.34
Mile
: 4:23.84

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


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 ... Plans to major in psychology and communications.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
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
2012-
Steeplechase: 14th (9:47.26)

Cross Country:

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

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

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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