Drew Simmons
Drew Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeForest, Wis.

High School:
DeForest

Height:
6-3

Event:
Long Sprints

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• Member of the school record 4x400-meter relay team (3:05.27)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (4x400 relay)

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
At the Red & White Open (2/21), placed third in the 400 meters in 49.49 ... finished 18th in the preliminary round of the 400 meters in 49.37 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) ... placed 10th in the 400 meters in 49.01at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), finished fourth in the 400 meters in 49.65 and 14th in the 200 meters in 22.79 ... making his season debut, helped his team win the distance medley relay in 10:15.43 at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor: Finished second in the 400 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a season-best time of 48.50 ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), placed fifth in the 400 meters in 49.08 ... at the Florida Relays (4/4-5), making his outdoor season debut, finished 67th in the 400 meters in 49.61

2013 Indoor: Was part of the distance medley relay team that finished second in 9:40.18 at the Big Ten championships (2/22) ... was also part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished eighth in 3:10.58 ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 10th in a season-best time of 3:09.99 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/2) ... placed third in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 48.07 seconds at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) ... was also part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second in a season-best time of 3:10.40 ... at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26), finished third in the 400 meters by clocking in at 48.25 seconds ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth in 3:12.67 ... Finished second in the 400 meters in 48.56 seconds at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)

2013 Outdoor:
Placed 39th at the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400 meters in 47.76 ... claimed 12th in the 400 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/11) in 47.70 ... also was part of the 4x400 relay team that finished 5th in 3:13.28 ... finished runner up in the 400 meters in a personal-best time of 47.17 seconds at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/26-27) ... also was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that won the event in 3:11.53 ... won the 400 meters in 47.96 seconds and helped the 4x400-meter relay team finish third in 3:15.07 at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20) ... helped the 4x400-meter relay team finish third in 3:14.58at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/13) ... at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30), finished fifth in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 47.28 seconds ... also helped the 4x400-meter relay team place third in 3:10.87

2012 Indoor:
Contributed as a member of the 4x400 relay team that ran to a season-best time of 3:09.89 and finished eighth at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/3) ... part of the 4x400 relay team that finished seventh with a time of 3:10.93 at the Big Ten championships (2/25) and also finished 20th in a preliminary section of the 400 meters with after clocking in at 48.93 seconds ... finished seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 48.20 and dashed to an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters in 22.43 and was also part of the 4x400 relay team that finished fifth in the event in 3:10.56 ... placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.26 seconds and also took part in the 4x400 relay on the team which finished with a time of 3:13.27 for second place at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) ... part of the 4x400 relay team that finished first at the Badger Track Classic (1/14), crossing the finish line in 3:20.99, and also finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.64 seconds ... part of the 4x400 relay team that took first with a time of 3:16.93 at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) .... part of the Wisconsin 'B' 4x400 relay team that finished fifth in 3:19.18 seconds at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4)

2012 Outdoor: A part of the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked in at a school-record time of 3:05.27 to finish runner-up at the Big Ten championships (5/13) ... earned a runner-up finish in the 400 meters at the Triton Invitational (4/28) with a time of 48.13 seconds ... helped the 4x400 relay team finish 13th in a time of 3:09.10 at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) ... part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the Mississippi Open (4/14) with a time of 3:08.08 ... came in third place in the 400 meters with a time of 47.82 at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) ... finished third in the 400 meters with a time of 47.82 at the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7) and also came in 29th place in the 200 meters with a time of 22.37 ... came in sixth place in the 400 meters at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) with a time of 48.54 and also was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that took third after clocking in with a time of 3:12.26 ... came in ninth place in the 400 meters with a time of 48.81 at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/21)

2011 Indoor: Member of the first-place 4x400-meter relay team and finished fourth in the 400 meter run (49.29) at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... member of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed second at the Illini Classic (1/22) with a time of 3:16.51 ... finished third in the 400 meters with a new personal-best time of 47.41 and was a member of the fourth place 4x400-meter relay (3:14.40) at the GaREAT Invitational (2/5) ... was a member of the second-fastest 4x400-meter relay team (3:09.06) which ranks as the No. 5 time in UW history at the Iowa State Classic (2/12)... finished 11th in the 400 meters at the Big Ten championships (2/27) with a mark of 48.53 and was a member of the sixth fastest 4x400-meter relay (3:13.32)

2011 Outdoor: Placed third in the 400 in 47.56 and finished seventh in the 200 meters (21.85) at the Aztec Invitational (3/19) ... finished fourth in the 400 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/15) in 47.79... finished 35th in the 200 meters at the Beach Invitational (4/16) crossing the line in 22.12 (wa)

High School: Claimed Wisconsin Division 1 state title in the 400 meters (48.12) as a junior in 2008 ... named 2008 Boys' Track & Field Athlete of the Year by The Capital Times ... also set Badger North Conference records in the 200 meters and triple jump as a junior ... limited by injury in both sophomore and senior seasons ... also ran cross country as a sophomore and senior ... served as student council vice president and German club president at DeForest High School ... member of National Honor Society ... coach: Joe Parker

Personal: Parents are Sarajane Lien and Enoch Simmons ... has four siblings: Brianne Stuard, Cedric Simmons, Saxton Simmons and Simone Simmons ... given name is Enoch ... born in Madison, Wis. ... father played basketball and baseball at Loyola Marymount from 1985-1989 ... major is undeclared

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
200 Meters 22.43 1-21-12 200 Meters 21.85 3-19-11
400 Meters 47.41 2-5-11 400 Meters 47.17 4-27-13

Second-Team All-Big Ten Honors (1)
2012 - Outdoor (1)
4x400-Meter Relay: 2nd (3:05.27)

>At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
400 Meters: 39th (47.76)

2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
4x400-Meter Relay: 13th (3:09.10)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
4x400-Meter Relay: 8th (3:10.58)
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:40.18)

2013 - Outdoor
400 Meters: 12th-P (47.70)
4x400-Meter Relay: 5th (3:13.28)

2012 - Indoor
400 Meters: 20th-P (48.93)
4x400-Meter Relay: 7th (3:10.93)

2012 - Outdoor
400 Meters: 11th-P (47.66)
4x400-Meter Relay: 2nd (3:05.27)

2011 - Indoor
400 Meters: 11th-P (48.53)
4x400-Meter Relay: 6th (3:13.32)

2011 - Outdoor
4x400-Meter Relay: 7th (3:15.13)
400 Meters: 9th-P (48.29)

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