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Maverick Darling
Maverick Darling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ovid, Mich.

High School:
Elsie

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance

Cross Country Bio
Maverick Darling Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables:
• Three-time All-American (2013 outdoor 5000, 2013 indoor 5000, 2011 indoor 5000)
• Two-time Big Ten champion (2013 10,000 meters, 2013 indoor 3000 meters)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (5000 meters)
• Five-time All-Big Ten

At Wisconsin
2013 Indoor:
Finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA championships (3/8) in 13:41.25 to earn All-America honors ... also finished 10th in the 3000 meters in 7:58.43 ... won the Big Ten title in the 3000 meters in a personal-best time of 7:50.97 at the Big Ten championships (2/22), earning All-Big Ten honors ... also finished third in the 5000 meters, crossing the line in 13:47.67 ... finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/8), crossing the finish line in 13:38.71 ... in his season debut, helped his team win the distance medley relay in 9:49.45 at the Meyo Invitational (2/1)

2013 Outdoor:
Placed fourth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA championships (6/8) to earn All-America accolades ... won the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/10) in 29:25.11 ... finished 16th in the 5000 meters in a personal-best time of 13:30.40 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (4/28) ... at the Sea Ray Relays (4/13), won the 1500 meters in a personal-best time of 3:47.22 and was a member of the 4x1500-meter relay team that finished first in 15:35.83

2012 Indoor:
Won the 5000 meters at the American Milers Club (6/16) with a time of 13:46.56 ... finished ninth in the 3000 meters in a time of 8:06.86 at the Big Ten championships (2/24) ... ran to a second-place finish in the 3000 meters at the Tyson Invitational (2/11) with a time of 7:54.70

2012 Outdoor:
Placed sixth in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/13) with time of 13:58.92 ... finished 17th in the semifinal of the 5000 meters with a time of 14:30.35 at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26)... missed early stages of season with foot injury

2011 Indoor: Finished seventh in the 5000 meters at the NCAA championships (3/11) in a personal-best time of 13:36.65 to earn All-America honors ... earned All-Big Ten honors with second-place finishes in the 3000 meters (7:57.46) and 5000 meters (13:50.53) at the Big Ten championships (2/27) ... won the 3000 meters in a personal-best 7:52.31 to earn an automatic NCAA qualifying mark at the GaREAT Invitational (2/5)... finished fourth in the 5000 meters (13:43.04) to earn his second automatic NCAA qualifying time of the season at the Husky Classic (2/12)

2011 Outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors with 14th-place finish in 10,000 meters at the NCAA championships (6/10), finishing in 29:32.80 ... finished 10th in 10,000 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/26), clocking in at 29:17.56 ... clocked time of 14:09.26 to finish 13th in 5000 meters at the USA championships (6/24) in 14:09.26 ... finished third in the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/13), clocking in at 29:11.34 ... also finished sixth in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten meet (5/15), running a time of 14:07.82 ... contributed to winning 4x1600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays (4/29), recording at time of 16:32.76

2010 Indoor: Earned All-Big Ten honors by finishing second to teammate Landon Peacock in the 5,000 meters (14:12.50) at the Big Ten championships ... placed second in the 3,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) in a provisional NCAA qualifying time of 8:00.19 ... placed third and ran a provisional NCAA qualifying time (8:06.07) in the 3,000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/30) ... won the 3,000 meters (8:20.18) at the Badger Quad (1/16)

2010 Outdoor: Finished third in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten championships in a time of 13:55.72 ... finished 14th in the 5000 meters (14:12.20) at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/29) ... placed 11th in his section of the 1500 meters in a time of 3:53.95 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/1) ... placed sixth in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) in a personal-best time of 13:49.95 ... finished 10th in the 1500 meters (3:48.36) and was a member of the second-place distance medley relay team (9:49.94) at the Florida Relays (4/2-3)

High School
Three-time Michigan state cross country champion and four-time all-state honoree ... 2007 state Division 3 cross country champion ... ran fastest time for all divisions with a 14:52, which was also a state record for Division 3 and the third fastest in Michigan history ... named Michigan's Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year ... finalist for the Detroit Athletic Club High School Male Athlete of the Year ... ran a 15:07 to place third at the 2007 Foot Locker Midwest Regional ... finished 10th at the Foot Locker National Championship with a time of 15:23 ... finished ninth at 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals in the two mile ... earned All-America honors by placing sixth at Nike Outdoor Nationals in the two mile ... ran a 14:58 as a senior to win the Greater Lansing Cross Country Championships for the third straight year ... was a four-time all-state honoree in the 3,200 meters and three-time selection in the 1,600 meters ... ran a time of 8:58.80 in the 3,200 meters, which ranked 12th in the nation at the high school level ... division 3 state champion at 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as both a junior and senior ... also won the state title in the 3,200 and placed third in the 1,600 as a sophomore ... Junior Achievement president ... served as president of school's National Honor Society ... Coaches: Scott Sheedlo and Doug Long ... Personal bests: 5000 Meters -- 14:52

Personal
Parents are Mark and Kimberly ... has one brother, Tyrone ... intended major is consumer affairs

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
3000 Meters 7:50.97 2-22-13 1500 Meters 3:47.22 4-13-13
5000 Meters 13:36.65 3-11-11 3200 Meters 8:58.80 High School
5000 Meters 13:30.40 4-28-13
10,000 Meters 29:11.34 5-13-11

All-America Honors (4)
2013 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 4th (13:41.25)

2013 - Outdoor (1)
5000 Meters: 4th (13:44.56)

2011 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 7th (13:36.65)

2011 - Outdoor (1)
10,000 Meters: 14th (29:32.80)

All-Big Ten Honors (5)
2013 - Indoor (1)
3000 Meters: 1st (7:50.97)

2013 - Outdoor (1)
10,
000 Meters: 1st (29:25.11)

2011 - Indoor (2)
3000 Meters: 2nd (7:57.46)
5000 Meters: 2nd (13:50.53)

2010 - Indoor (1)
5000 Meters: 2nd (14:12.50)

At the NCAA Championships
2013 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 10th (7:58.43)
5000 Meters: 4th (13:41.25)

2013 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 4th (13:41.25)

2011 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 7th (13:36.65)

2011 - Outdoor
10,000 Meters: 14th (29:32.80)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2013 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
5000 Meters: 10th (14:12.43)

2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
5000 Meters: 17th (14:30.35)

2011 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
10,000 Meters: 10th (29:17.56)

2010 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 14th (14:12.20)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 1st (7:50.97)
5000 Meters: 3rd (13:47.67)



2012 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 9th (8:06.86)
5000 Meters: DNF (--)

2012 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 6th (13:58.92)

2011 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 2nd (7:57.46)
5000 Meters: 2nd (13:50.53)

2011 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 6th (14:07.82)
10,000 Meters: 3rd (29:11.34)

2010 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 2nd (14:12.50)

2010 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 3rd (13:55.72)
10,000 Meters: DNF

Other Notable Performances - Track

2011 USA Championships

5000 Meters: 13th (14:09.26)

2011 Drake Relays
4x1600-Meter Relay: 1st (16:32.76)

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