Ryan Pitner
Ryan  Pitner
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, Ill.

High School:
Crystal Lake Central

Event:
CC/Distance

2017-18: Outdoor – Competed in five meets … named Academic All-MAC … placed seventh in the 5000m (14:50.41) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/10-12) … clocked a personal-best 14:43.50 in the 5000m at the Penn Relays (4/26-28). Indoor – Raced in four meets … top 3000m time was 8:27.95 at the Music City Challenge (2/9-10). Cross Country – Ran in seven meets … named Academic All-MAC … took 31st (25:34.5) at the MAC Championship (10/28) … finished 65th (32:22.7) at the Great Lakes Regional (11/10).

2016-17: Outdoor – Ran in six meets … named Academic All-MAC … took seventh in the 10,000m (31:23.64) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) … finished runner-up in the 5000m (14:47.72) at the Crimson Tide Invitational (4/7-8). Indoor – Did not compete. Cross Country – Ran in four meets … finished fourth (26:09.0) at the All-Ohio Championships (9/30).

2015-16: Outdoor – Raced in five meets … clocked a personal-best 15:23.83 in the 5000m at the Jesse Owens Classic (4/22-23), where he finished 22nd … placed sixth in the 1500m (personal-best 4:02.45) at the Ball State Challenge (4/15-16). Indoor – Ran in one meet … finished sixth in the mile (4:30.56) at the Cedarville Invite (2/5). Cross Country – Competed in three meets … took 33rd at the Flyer 5K (9/5).

2014-15: Outdoor – Competed in six meets for the Red and White … posted his top 5000m time at the Wake Forrest Open with a time of 16:27.46 … ran his best 1500m of the season at All-Ohio with a time of 4:07.41 … posted his top mile time at the Kentucky Relays with a 4:27.71. Cross Country – Ran his three meets for the RedHawks in his freshman season … made his collegiate debut at the Miami Invitational posting a 15:57.3 … posted his top 8K finish at the Jenna Strong Invitational finishing in 27:35.0.

High School: Earned letters all four years in track and cross country at Crystal Lake Central High School … first team all-state in Cross country in 2012 and 2013 … placed fifth in the Illinois state championship in cross country in 2013 … Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born May 3, 1996 … son of Cyndi and Bill Pitner … enjoys video games, riding his bike and lifting weights … majoring in Kinesiology.