University of Iowa Athletics

Konnor Sommer

Class Sr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley
Konnor  Sommer - Men's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 — Indoor – led team in mile and 5,000 meters… ran collegiate bests in mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:14.35) and 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:20.20)… ran season-best 5,000 meters at Meyo Invite (14:25.81)… Outdoor – ran season-best 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (14:28.16) and collegiate-best 10,000 meters at B1G Championships (31:19.25).

2022 — Indoor – ran season bests in mile at Alex Wilson Invite (4:15.97) and 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (8:28.06)… ran 3,000 meters at ISU Classic (8:20.18), while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran a season bests in 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (4:01.52) and 5,000 meters at Brian Clay Invite (14:48.71)… ran 5,000 meters at Kip Janvrin Open (14:47.44) while competing unattached… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… President’s List and Dean’s List student (Fall 2021, Spring 2022)… letterwinner… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at NCAA Midwest Regional (68th-30:48.4-10,000 meters)… Iowa’s third finisher at Gans Creek Classic (50th-24:37.7-8,000 meters) and B1G Championships (57th-25:21.7-8,000 meters)… ran collegiate bests in 6,000 meters at B1G Preview (18:59.2) and 8,000 meters at Gans Creek Classic (24:37.7)… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2021 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran season bests in 1,500 meters (4:02.09) and 3,000 meters (8:41.38) at B1G Florida Invite, and 5,000 meters at B1G Invite #3 (14:14.58)… Academic All-Big Ten… President’s List (Fall 2020, Spring 2021) and Dean’s List (Fall 2020, Spring 2021) student… Cross Country – competed in five of six races… posted season bests in 8,000 meters at Bradley Pink Classic (25:17.1), 5.2 miles at B1G Championships (27:24.3), and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (33:32.31)… Academic All-Big Ten… President’s List and Dean’s List student (Fall 2021)… letterwinner.

2020 — Indoor – did not compete… President’s List student… Academic All-Big Ten… Cross Country – B1G Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten.

2019 — redshirted… Indoor – ran 3,000 meters at Black & Gold Premier (8:49.28) and mile at Larry Wieczorek Invite (4:26.62) while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:41.17) while competing unattached… Dean’s List student… Cross Country – posted season bests at Hawkeye Invite (19:00.9-6,000 meters), B1G Championships (25:29.3) and NCAA Regional (33:17.8-10,000 meters)… Academic All-Big Ten… B1G Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2018 — Cross Country – competed at the Hawkeye Invitational (19:22.8-6,000 meters), Woody Greeno Invitational (26:00.8-8,000 meters), and Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (25:40.24-five miles) … Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

High School — five-time all-conference and all-district as well as two-time Elite All-State selection… 2017 cross country (5,000 meters) conference champion and 2018 3,200- and 1,600-meter track and field conference champion, as well as 3,200-meter state champion… Ran fastest 1,600- (4:18.47) and 3,200-meter (9:15.79) races in 2018 and fastest 5,000-meter race (15:33.31) in 2017… coached by Erik Belby… four-time Academic Excellence Award recipient… earned National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction awards.

Personal — born February 14, 2000… son of Kevin and Jill Sommer… has three siblings, Karson, Kole and Lydia… father ran track & field at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and brother, Karson was a member of the University of Iowa cross country and track & field teams… electrical engineering major.

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