Rob Finnerty
Rob Finnerty

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150

Event:
Middle Distance

Cross Country Bio
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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• 2012 All-American (15000 meters)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (1500 meters)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (1500 meters)

At Wisconsin
2013 Indoor:
Finished ninth in the 3000 meters in 8:05.83 at the Big Ten championships (2/22) ... won the mile with a personal-best time of 4:05.76at the Red & White Open (2/15) ... with a personal-best time of 8:03.78, finished 29th in the 3000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/9) ... in his season debut, finished 13th in the 3000 meters, clocking in at 8:15.74 at the Meyo Invitational (2/1)

2013 Outdoor:
Became the eighth runner in program history to break the four-minute mile barrier at the Roughrider Twilight Meet (7/15) clocking in at 3:59.42 ... won the 1500 meters at the American Milers Club (6/15) with a personal-best time of 3:38.34 ... was sixth at the Harry Jerome Invitational (7/1) in the 1500 meters clocking in at 3:38.82 ... placed 19th in the prelims of the 1500 meters at the USA Championships (6/20) in 3:42.72 ... finished 23rd in the 1500 meters at the NCAA West Prelims (5/25) in 3:52.72 after finishing 10th in the prelims with a time of 3:45.55 ... claimed fourth at the Big Ten championships (5/12) in the 1500 meters in 3:48.72 ... finished fourth in the 800 meters in 1:53.14 at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... at the Payton Jordan Invitational (4/27), placed 12th in the 1500 meters in 3:43.06 ... finished 12th in the 1500 meters in 3:44.92 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/19) ... in his season-debut, helped his team win the 4x1500-meter relay in 15:35.83 at the Sea Ray Relays (4/13)

2012 Indoor:
Ran to a personal-best time in the 3000 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4), clocking in at 8:11.09 and finishing fourth ... finished 18th in a preliminary section of the mile with a time of 4:11.12 at the Big Ten championships (2/24) ... took the win in the mile by finishing with a time of 4:06.38 at the Red & White Open (2/17)

2012 Outdoor: Placed third in the 1500 meters at the Bloomington Twilight (6/17) with an Olympic Trials `A' standard time of 3:38.60 ... took fifth in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships (6/9) with a time of 3:44.53 ... placed sixth in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:40.14 at the American Milers Club (6/13) ... qualified for the NCAA championships with a pair of first-place finishes in the 1500 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26), first finishing with a time of 3:45.98 in the first round of the event, then officially qualifying with a time of 3:42.93 in the quarterfinal ... placed fifth in the 1500 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/13) in a time of 3:43.74 ... finished in a personal-best time of 3:41.07 to place ninth in the 1500 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (4/29) ... took the win in the 3000 meters at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/2) by crossing the finish line in a personal-best time of 8:13.00 ... part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up with a time of 3:18.68 and took third in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:52.02 at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) finished third in the 5000 meters with a personal-best time of 14:15.81 at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) ... placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/20) with a time of 3:42.87

2011 Indoor: Member of the fourth-place distance medley relay team (9:53.90) at the Big Ten championships (2/26) ... ran a personal-best 8:11.96 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/12)

2011 Outdoor: Scored third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/15), running a time of 3:50.46 ... claimed 19th place at USA championships (6/23) with run of 3:42.81 in 1,500 meters ... finished 15th in 1,500 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/28) with time of 3:47.86 ... ran on winning 4x1600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays (4/29), clocking in at 16:32.76 ... also ran anchor on runner-up entry in distance medley relay at Drake Relays (4/30) in 9:38.39 ... part of winning distance medley relay team at Florida Relays (4/2) in a time of 9:48.35 ... placed fourth in the 5,000 meters in 15:12.73 at the Aztec Invitational (3/19) ... placed seventh in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15) in 3:42.79 ... finished seventh in the 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays (4/1), crossing the line in 3:46.76

2010 Indoor: Finished 13th in the mile at the Big Ten championships in a time of 4:10.59 ... placed 30th in the mile at the Husky Classic (2/13) in a time of 4:05.80 ... finished 10th in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (2/6) with a time of 4:08.80

2010 Outdoor: Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Wisconsin Track Club Summer Track Series (6/17) in a personal-best time of 3:42.16 ... ran a time of 3:42.19 in the 1,500 meters at the American Milers Series (6/13) ... placed 13th in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/29) in a time of 3:43.01 ... finished eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten championships in a time of 3:47.47 ... finished second in the 1,500 in a time of 3:45.45 and was a member of the third-place 4x1600-meter relay team (16:29.57) at the Drake Relays (4/23-24) ... finished 11th in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) in 3:48.50 ... ran a time of 1:53.66 in the 800 meters and was a member of the second-place distance medley relay (9:49.94) at the Florida Relays (4/2-3) ... finished third in the invitational 1,500 meters at the Florida State Relays (3/26) in a time of 3:51.42

2009 Indoor:
Redshirt season

2009 Outdoor: Redshirt season

High School
Track & Field News All-American in both mile and 2 mile as a senior ... won the mile at 2008 Midwest Distance Gala in 4:01.09, the seventh-fastest high school mile of all time and the top time by a U.S. prep in 2008 ... also won mile at 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals, clocking a 4:05.25 ... also took fourth in the two-mile run in 8:50.96, ranking him fourth nationally in the event ... finished eighth in the voting for Track & Field News 2008 Boys' Athlete of the Year ... won state titles in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters in 2005 and 2008... two-time (2004 and 2007) Minnesota Class 2A state cross country champion ... won the 2007 state meet with a time of 15:28 ... placed ninth in the 2007 Foot Locker National Championship with a time of 15:21 ... ran a time of 15:12 for fourth place at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional ... Top times: 1:54.51 (800 meters)

Personal
Parents are Tony and Linda Finnerty ... has one brother, Mike, who ran track and cross country at Minnesota-Duluth ... intended majors are English and communication arts

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:05.76 2-15-13 800 Meters 1:52.02 5-5-12
3000 Meters 8:03.78 2-9-13 1500 Meters 3:38.34 6-15-13
Mile 3:59.42 7-15-13
3000 Meters 8:13.00 3-23-12
5000 Meters 14:15.81 4-6-12

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (1)
2012

All-American Honors (1)
2012 - Outdoor (1)
1500 Meters: 5th (3:44.53)

At the NCAA Championships
2012 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 5th (3:44.53)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2013 - Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
1500 Meters: 23rd (3:52.72)
1500 Meters: 10th-P (3:45.55)

2012 - Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
1500 Meters: 1st (3:42.93)
1500 Meters: 1st-P (3:45.98)

2011 - Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
1500 Meters: 15th (3:47.86)
1500 Meters: 14th-P (3:46.73)

2010 - Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
1500 Meters: 13th (3:43.01)
1500 Meters: 7th-P (3:44.10)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 9th (8:05.83)

2013 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 4th (3:48.53)
1500 Meters: 8th-P (3:47.26)

2012 - Indoor
Mile: 18th (4:11.12)

2012 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 5th (3:43.74)
1500 Meters: 4th-P (3:44.20)

2011 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 4th (9:53.90)

2011 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 3rd (3:50.46)
1500 Meters: 1st-P (3:50.07)

2010 - Indoor
Mile: 13th-P (4:10.59)

2010 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 11th-P (3:48.16)
1500 Meters: 8th (3:47.47)

Other Notable Performances - Track
2013 Roughrider Twilight
Mile: 2nd (3:59.42)

2013 Harry Jerome Invitational
1500 Meters: 6th (3:38.82)

2013 USA Championships
1500 Meters: 19th-P (3:42.72)

2011 USA Championships
1500 Meters: 19th-P (3:42.81)

2011 Drake Relays
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:39.39)
4x1600-Meter Relay: 1st (16:32.76)

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