Maverick Darling
Maverick Darling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ovid, Mich.

High School:
Elsie

Height:
5-10

Darling's Track and Field Bio

Notables
2012 All-American in cross country
• Earned 2009, 2010 and 2011 first-team All-Region in cross country
• Earned 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 first-team All-Big Ten in cross country
• 2010 All-American in cross country
• 2009 Big Ten Freshman of the Year in cross country
• Placed third at the 2007 Foot Locker Midwest Regional
• Finished 10th at the 2007 Foot Locker National Championship

Cross Country
2012:
Finished 11th overall and second for UW, in a personal best 29:30, at the 2012 NCAA Championship (10K) ... with a time of 30:47, finished 5th overall and second for UW at the Great Lakes Regional (10K) ... with a time of 23:35, placed second overall and first for UW at the Big Ten Championship (8K) ...was honored as the Badgers' Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner ... in his season debut, finished 5th overall and 1st for UW in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/12) with a time of 23:28 (8K) ... was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for his performance

2011:
Crossed the finish line 46th overall and fifth for Wisconsin with a time of 30:20 at the NCAA championship ... with a time of 30:28, placed 12th overall and fifth for UW at the Great Lakes Regional ...finished second overall in a time of 23:26 at the Big Ten championship ... came in 16th place overall and fifth for UW with a time of 23:48, and played a key role in UW's first-place victory ... competed in the Bill Dellinger Invitational and finished fifth for UW and seventh overall with a time of 23:23

2010: Earned All-America, first-team All-Region and All-Big Ten honors... competed in Bill Dellinger Invitational, finishing first for UW and fourth-overall with a time of 23:42.82 ...placed sixth overall at Big Ten Championships with a time of 23:51 ... took sixth at NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 30:31.61 ... placed 13th at NCAA Championship with a time of 30:07.6

2009: Earned first-team All-Big Ten, All-Region honors and Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... claimed second for UW and seventh overall at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 25:38.70 ... finished first for the UW and sixth overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:03 ... took fourth overall at Big Ten Championship with a time of 25:16.4 and was the first freshman runner to cross the line ... came in 15th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after running a time of 31:27.09 ... posted a 31:20.3 time at the NCAA Championship to finish in 144th place overall

2008: Redshirt season

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 ... state division III 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 ... Coach: Scott Sheedlo and Doug Long

Personal
Intends to major in business ... parents are Mark and Kimberly ... has one brother Tyrone

Other Notable Performances - Cross Country
2012 NCAA Cross Country Championship
10-Kilometer: 11th, 29:30

2012 Big Ten Cross Country Championship
8-Kilometer: 2nd, 23:35

2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship

10-Kilometer: 46th, 30:20

2011 Big Ten Cross Country Championship
8-Kilometer: 2nd, 23:35

2010 NCAA Cross Country Championship
10-Kilometer: 13th, 30:07.6

2010 Big Ten Cross Country Championship
8-Kilometer: 6th, 23:51

2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship
10-Kilometer: 144th, 31:20.3

2009 Big Ten Cross Country Championship
8-Kilometer: 4th, 25:16.4

Personal Bests
Cross Country Outdoor Track
8 Kilometers 23:23 10-01-11 1500 Meters 3:48.36 4-02-10
10 Kilometers 29:30 11-17-12 3200 Meters 8:58.80 High School
5000 Meters 13:46.56 6-16-12
10,000 Meters 29:11.34 5-13-11

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