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Bill Martin
  Bill Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Shawnee Mission West HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/17/1990

Experience:
7L


05/26/2012

O'Hare Reaches NCAA Championship For Second-Straight Year

Junior All-American will compete in 1,500m semifinals June 7 in Des Moines, Iowa

05/25/2012

Stones Qualifies For NCAA Championship In Steeplechase

Senior Golden Hurricane finishes second in his heat in 3,000m Steeplechase

05/24/2012

Martin, O'Hare Advance at NCAA Preliminary Round

Golden Hurricane vets move into quarterfinals of 1,500-meter run

05/23/2012

Track Preps For NCAA West Preliminary

10 members of Golden Hurricane head to Austin, Texas for regional meet

05/17/2012

10 TU Track Athletes Selected For NCAA West Preliminary

Eight men, two women will head to Austin, Texas to compete in national event

Personal Bests
Indoor: 800m: 1:56.97, 1,000m: 2:31.08, Mile: 4:10.28, 3,000m: 8:12.70
Outdoor: 800m: 1:53.24, 1,500m: 3:46.11, 5,000m: 14:42.57

2011-12: (Indoor) Saw action in four meets . . . won the Conference USA Championship in the Distance Medley Relay (9:57.44) and earned a spot on the all-C-USA First Team . . . placed sixth in the 3,000m at the league meet with a time of 8:19.72 . . . posted a career-best 3K time of 8:12.70 at the Meyo Invitational to finish 12th . . . finished second in the mile at the KSU Invitational (4:11.69) and recorded a career-best mark of 4:10.28 to finish ninth at the Tyson Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1,500m run at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing 21st in 4:00.98 . . . finished fourth at the Conference USA Championship in the 1,500m with a mark of 3:53.44 . . . won the 5K at the Track-It Buster Invitational with a season-best mark of 14:48.29 . . . placed 12th at the league meet in the 5,000m (14:49.41) . . . won the 1,500 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational with a career-best time of 3:46.11 . . . finished third in the 800m at the John Jacobs Invitational (1:56.65), and recorded a career-best mark of 1:53.24 to finish seventh at the Arkansas Spring Invitational.

2010-11: (Indoor) Competed in five meets . . . won the mile at the KSU Invitational in 4:12.70 . . . posted a personal best in the 1,000m of 2:31.08 at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . finished sixth in the mile at the Conference USA Championship in a personal-best 4:12.08 . . . ran a career-best of 8:24.71 in the 3,000m at the Fazoli/Baymont Invitational to finish third . . . (Outdoor) Participated in five meets . . . posted a personal-best in the 800m at the John Jacobs Invitational in 1:53.93 . . . finished seventh at the Conference USA Championship in the 1,500m with a personal-record of 3:49.50.

2009-10: (Indoor) Competed in five meets . . . finished seventh at the C-USA Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.02 . . . ran a career-best time of 2:31.90 in the 1,000 meters at the Wichita State Invitational . . . ran a personal-best in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a 4:14.87 . . . (Outdoor) Competed in five meets . . . finished sixth at the C-USA Championships in both the 1,500 meters (3:55.82) and the 5,000 meters (14:42.57) . . . finished second in the 1,500 meters at the both John Jacobs Invitational and the John McDonnell Invitational.

2008-09: (Indoor) Ran in five events . . . finished 10th in the mile-run at the C-USA Championships with a time of 4:25.72 . . . turned in a personal-best time of 1:56.97 in the 800m at the Tyson Invitational . . . posted a time of 4:19.02 in the mile-run at the Tyson Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Competed in five meets . . . placed seventh in the 1,500m at the conference meet with a mark of 3:58.74 . . . ran the 800m in 1:58.24 at the Tulsa Invitational . . . posted a personal-best time of 3:58.66 in the 1,500m at the John McDonnell Invitational . . . a TU Dean's List recipient and C-USA Academic Medalist.

High School: A four-time letterwinner in track and a three-time letterwinner in cross country at Shawnee Mission West High School . . . named Most Valuable Athlete on track team as a senior . . . was a part of the Kansas 6A 4x800m relay championship team during his senior campaign . . . a seven-time state qualifier in track and cross country during prep career . . . high school head coach was Jeff Onnen.

Personal: Majoring in biochemistry . . . a National Merit Scholar . . . won the Wendy's High School Heisman Award for Shawnee Mission West High School . . . an Eagle Scout . . . son of Jay and Lezlie Martin . . . has two sisters, Michelle and Kathleen.