Sean McNamara
Sean McNamara

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
York


Fifth-Year Senior (2009)... Placed 97th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 14) ... Took 23rd place (26:00.7) at the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 1) ... Clocked a season-best 25:13.4 en route to a third-place effort at the Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 9) ... Claimed a 16th-place finish at the Harry Groves Invitational (Sept. 11), finishing with a time of 27:00 ... Paced the Wolverines at the Michigan Open (Sept. 4), claiming runner-up honors with a time of 19:18 over 6,000 meters ...Team co-captain.

Senior/Junior (2008)... Finished 77th with a new career-best 10,000-meter time of 30:41.6 at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 24) ... Finished tied for 10th (31:42.7) at the NCAA Great Lakes regional Championship (Nov. 15) ... Finished sixth (24:48.7) in the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 2) and earned All-Big Ten First Team citation ... Finished fourth (24:18.5) in the open race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 17) ... Finished 99th (25:08) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3)... Finished sixth (24:56.1) at the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions (Sept. 20)... Finished fourth (25:05)at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Finished fifth (32:27) at the Michigan Open (Aug. 29).

Junior/Sophomore (2007)... All-Regional ... Placed 18th (31:21.65) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals (Nov. 10) and earned All-Regional honors ... Placed 16th (24:15.23) at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28) ... Finished 28th (23:48.80) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13).

Sophomore/Freshman (2006)... Sustained injury and was not able to finish at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 29) ... Finished 206th (25:57.2) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 14) ... Came in 35th (24:39) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 29) ... Placed fifth (25:27) at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 15) ... Finished second (32:18) at the Michigan Open (Sept. 1).

Prep... Graduated from York High School (2005) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... Claimed 12th at the 2004 Footlocker Cross Country Championships ... Captured the 2004 Nike Team Nationals individual crown and led York H.S. to the inaugural team title ... 2004 Illinois state cross country champion (14:32.4), claimed third as a junior (2003) and 13th as a sophomore (2002) ... Three-time all-state, all-sectional, all-regional and all-conference (2002, '03, '04) ... Also competed in track and field and golf ... Captured Illinois state titles in the 1,600m (4:13.95) and 3,200m (9:15.37) at the 2005 meet ... Five-time all-state selection ... State runner-up in the 3,200m and third in the 1,600m as a junior (2004).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies ... Born on Aug. 9, 1987 ... Son of Michael and Jan McNamara.

   

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