Kereston Thomas and Mason Finley Win Individual Titles for Wyoming
Junior Becomes First Cowgirl Ever to Win Conference Title in the Event
Derner, Bowen and Page All Run Personal Bests in the 5,000 Meters
Cowboys and Cowgirls Head to Seattle and Albuquerque
Wyoming Teams Earn Several Top-10 Marks Again
2012-13: During the indoor season, earned a career-best 8:34 in the 3,000 meters for second place at the Air Force Invite...achieved a career-best 14:52 in the 5,000 meters...competed at the MW Championships in both the 3,000 meters (15th, 8:37) and the 5,000 meters (12th, 15:00)...came in fifth in the 3,000 meters in 8:39 at the Holiday Inn Invite...redshirted the outdoor season ... named a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12: Derner had a great freshman outdoor season by placing fifth in the 10,000 meters run at the MW Championships and also competed at San Francisco State where he placed 14th in the 5,000 meters...finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Snowball Meet...placed second in the 5,000 meters at the Fum McGraw Invite.
Before Wyoming: Derner lettered four years in track and three in cross country while attending Waterford Union ... in cross country, he was named Racine County Runner of the Year twice and Southern Lakes Conference Runner of the Year three times ... holds several school records in both track and cross country and was team captain of both squads ... a National Honor Society member and senior class president.
Personal: Born June 14 in Burlington, Wis., to Tim and Mary Derner ... has one brother, Ethan ... majoring in international studies ... also considered Minnesota and Bradley.