Cowboys and Cowgirls Face Ranked Opponents for Second-Straight Meet
Wyoming Places Well in Field of Nationally-Ranked Teams
Griak Field Includes Numerous Teams Ranked in Nation's Top 30
Cowboys and Cowgirls Off for Next Two Weekends
Cowboys and Cowgirls Welcome Back Many Runners from Last Season
2013-14: One of Wyoming's most consistent runners, finishing in the top four in all six meets....was in UW's top three in five contests...top performance was a 30:13 at the NCAA Mountain Regional to finish 30th overall and as UW's second runner...his time was the fifth-fastest 10 kilometers by a Cowboy since 1990...ran a 17:53 for fifth at the Highlander Invite and the fifth-fastest 6 kilometers by a Cowboy since 1990...also claimed a top-10 finish at the Utah Valley Invite in 18:31 for fourth...named MW Academic All-Conference and a MW Scholar Athlete in the classroom.
2012-13: Placed in Wyoming's top two finishers in all six meets during the season...finished in third place at the Rust Buster in 19:00 ... placed fourth at the Montana St. Invitational in 24:59 ... earned a 16th-place mark at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 25:54 ... achieved fourth place at the Highlander Invitational in 17:52 ... achieved 26th place at the Mountain West Championship in 25:13 ... competed in the NCAA Mountain Regional for 49th place in 31:38 ... named MW Academic All-Conference and a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12: Redshirted ... did not compete during the cross country season.
High School: Lettered four years in track and three in cross country while attending Waterford Union ... in cross country, 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 ... majoring in international studies and history ... also recruited by Minnesota and Bradley.