UNC Cross Country Bio
 Mark Derrick
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NCAA XC CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITOR • 3-TIME NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY ROUND QUALIFIER • 2-TIME ALL-ACC • ALL-REGION

Personal Records

XC 10k – 29:57 • XC 8k – 23:57 • 5,000 – 13:54.71 • 3,000 – 8:06.76 • Mile – 4:08.68 • 1,500 – 3:49.86 • 

2016: Earned All-Region at the NCAA Southeast Regional after finishing 21st with a time of 29:57 Competed in four meets during the cross country season Ran a personal best 8k time of 23:57 to take 25th at the ACC Cross Country Championship Finished 39th in the men’s blue 5 mile at the Joe Plane Invitational Clocked in at 24:50 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational to take 72nd place.

2015-16: Finished seventh in the 5000m at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships • Finished 15th in the 5000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round • Took 12th in the 5000m at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships and took 13th in the 3000m • Earned All-ACC honors for finishing 21st at the conference championship • Set a personal best in the 8k at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational at 24:06.4 • Set a personal record in 10k at the Southeast Regional meet at 30:36.7 and finished 34th • Finished 17th at the Princeton Inter-Regional • Was in the top-40 in every XC meet he competed in • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll Honored as the Most Inspirational male cross country athlete.

2014-15: Had a breakout season for the Tar Heels • Earned All-ACC honors for finishing third in the 5,000 at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships • Also earned points for the men's team at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships for finishing sixth in the 3,000 • Finished 15th in the 5,000 at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships • Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 5,000 • Competed in every race besides the Adidas Three Stripe Invitational during the cross country season • Set a new personal record in the 8K at the ACC Championships where he placed 26th • Placed 130th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and scoring 109 points for the men's team who took 12th overall.

2013-14: Did not compete during the cross country season Ran the mile in the Dick Taylor Challenge and the 1,500 at the UCS Invitational Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2012-13: Ran a personal best of 3:51.92 in the 1,500 at the Duke Twilight • Raced a PR in the 5,000 of 14:25.17 at the Duke Invitational • Competed in the inaugural McAfee Mile at the Joe Hilton Invitational • Ran the 5,000 at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Did not compete during the indoor season • During the cross country season, he raced in five contests for the Tar Heels, including the ACC Championships • Had a season-best finish of 11th at the Adidas XC Challenge • Ran an 8K PR at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 24:48 • Also competed in the Covered Bridge Open and the Wisconsin Invitational • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Ran cross country and track all four years of high school Two-time All-State in 3200 for track Earned All-State honors for cross country Played basketball as a freshman and earned 2nd Team All-Midwest honors Was an Indian Prairie Scholar and an AP Scholar.

Personal: Plans to major in business Mark James Derrick is the son of Janet and Richard Derrick Participates in the Carolina Leadership Academy • Born February 15.

Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Neuqua Valley
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