MSU women set to defend Big Ten title
Rhynard earns automatic individual bid to Nationals with fourth-place overall finish.
Spartans look to secure automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.
Women look to win back title in West LaFayette, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Spartans head to University of Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 28.
*First Team All-Region
Placed 16th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships with a time of 30:38 ... Set a new personal-best (24:16.50) and placed 27th at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished 31st with a time of 26:42.90 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational ... Ran a time of 25:34 at the Spartan Invitational, finishing 40th ... Placed 35th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 25:42 ... Clocked in with a time of 24:23 at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 60th
Ran a season-best 8k time of 24:29 and placed seventh at the Spartan Invitational... Finished 48th at the Roy Griak Invitational with an 8k time of 25:16... Placed 72nd at the Big Ten Championships with a 10k time of 25:49.00... Finished 30th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a 10k time of 30:42.
Competed in the Spartan Invitational, placing 17th with a time of 25:16...Finished 55th at the Louisville Classic with a time of 24:45.99...Ran at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:34 to place 165th overall...Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 24:32.30 to finish 29th at the Big Ten Championships...Competed at the Great Lakes Regional with a time of 31:30 to place 17th overall and earn All-Region honors...Finished with a time of 31:44.30 to place 202nd at the NCAA Championships.
Placed sixth at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 24:46 ... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational, posting a time of 25:56.50 ... Finished the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 26:05.3 ... Placed 41st at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 24:42 ... Finished 73rd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, recording a time of 31:58.50.
Raced unattached in all three events that he competed in ... Took fifth place in the Jeff Drenth Memorial after posting a time of 15:20.8 ... Turned in a time of 25:09 at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed third at the EMU Fall Classic after finishing with a time of 15:35.4.
Attended Kent City where he was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field ... Coached by Jill Evers in cross country and Jeff Wilson in track ... Captain of both the cross country and track & field teams his senior season ... Three-time all-state honoree in cross country (2007, '08, '09) ... Finished seventh at the 2007 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state cross country meet with a time of 15:54 ... Set the school record in cross country when he turned in a time of 15:30 at the 2008 MHSAA cross country meet to place third overall ... Ran a time of 15:59 at the 2009 MHSAA state cross country meet, finishing fourth overall ... Team placed fourth in cross country at the state finals in 2007 and 2009 ... Placed first in the 1600m at the state track meet in both 2009 and 2010, turning in school record times of 4:17 and 4:14, respectively ... Won the state championship in the 3200m in 2009 with a then-school record time of 9:25 ... Set the school record in the 3200m at the state meet with a time of 9:22 ... Earned all-conference honors a combined eight times in cross country and track & field ... Posted six school records in three events throughout his career at Kent City ... Earned Academic All-State honors all four years in both cross country and track & field ... Member of the National Honor Society and Principal's Advisory Council.
Born December 20, 1991 ... Son of Jeff and Mary Wilson ... Father was a letterwinner at Central Michigan for head coach Walt Drenth ... Majoring in social studies education.