University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Mark Battista

Class Fr.
Hometown New Lenox, Ill.
High School Lincoln Way Central

2008 — Track – redshirted…Cross Country – ran collegiate bests in 6,000 meters (19:28) at Iowa Invite and 8,000 meters (23:48) at Auburn Invite… his 8,000-meter time ranks sixth in school history… placed 55th at NCAA Midwest Regional with a season-best 32:37 (10,000 meters)… placed 39th at Big Ten Championships (25:31)… letterwinner.

2007 — Cross Country – placed 57th with season-best 8,000 meters (25:26) at Big Ten Championships… placed 60th with collegiate-best 10,000 meters (31:53) at NCAA Midwest Regional… team earned USTFCCCA academic all-America honors… letterwinner.

High School — two-time conference and sectional cross country champ and two-time conference runner-up in track two miles… two-time sectional 3,200-meter champion… placed sixth at cross country state meet senior year… five-time all-conference and all-section, three-time all-region and two-time all-state… bests were 4:18 in mile and 9:15 in two miles.

Personal — born March 12, 1989… son of Mark and Pamela Battista… business major.

Battista’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:28 Iowa Invite 9/12/08
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:48 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:53 at NCAA Regional 11/10/07