Outdoor Track & Field
2011-2012 (Freshman): Placed second in the 1500m at the Tribe Open
(4:00.71) ... clocked a time of 3:57.66 to pace 29th in the 1500m at the
Colonial Relays ... finished 14th in the 1500m at the Larry Ellis Invitational
(3:57.28) ... took 14th in the 1500m at the A-10 Outdoor Championships with a
time of 3:56.83 ... season bests include 3:56.65 in the 1500m, 8:28.31 in the
3000m, and 7:55.78 as part of the season best 4x800m relay.
Indoor Track & Field
2011-2012 (Freshman): Placed 9th in the 1 Mile at the Patriot Games with
a time of 4:21.21 ... clocked a time of 4:21.06 to take 7th in the 1 Mile at
the A-10 Indoor Championships.
2012-2013 (Sophomore): Finished 39th in the 8.8k at the Jr. Mt.
Running Champ (48:52) ... member of the USA Mountain Running Team.
2011-2012 (Freshman): Recorded a time of 27:33 as
the Spiders' seventh finisher in his collegiate opener at the Paul Short
Invitational (27:33) ... finished 46th in the 8k at Virginia's Panorama Farms
Invitational with a time of 26:09.98 ... clocked a time of 15:42.9 to take 38th
in the 8k at the A-10 Championship ... turned in a top-30 showing while
competing as a member of the USA Junior Mountain Running Team.
Graduated from Hinsdale High School outside of Chicago ... selected to the 2011
USA Junior Mountain Running Team ... scheduled to compete in the IAAF World
Mountain Running Championships in Tirana, Albania, in September ... 2011
recipient of the prestigious Jim Carmignani award honoring best all-around male
athlete and leader ... captained squad as a senior ... ran 14:39 (3-mile) at
the Illinois State Cross Country Championships ... personal-best times of
9:09.96 in the 3,200 meters and 4:10.33 in the 1600 meters (4:12.06 for
full-mile distance) ... set indoor school records in the 1600 meters
(4:16) and 3200 meters (9:16) ... three-time all-conference and two-time
all-sectional honoree ... sectional champion in the 3200 meters and runner-up
in the1600 meters as a senior ... qualified for state meet in both events his
final year, earning All-State accolades in the 3200 during the outdoor season
... outdoor school records in the 1600 meters (4:10.33 - converted) and
distance medley relay (10:18) ... indoor team MVP in 2011.
Son of Peter and Martha Vexter ... has an older sister, Christy (22) ...
member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... member
of the Dean's List and earned Academic High Honors all four years ... tabbed an
Illinois Scholar Athlete ... earned West Suburban Conference All-Academic
honors ... served as president of Athletes Committed to Excellence ... member
of the J. Kyle Braid Leadership organization.