Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
2013-14 (JUNIOR) : Cross Country: finished in seventh-place at the Big Ten Championships in a 8,000m time of 24:34.6 to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors... The men's cross country team won the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1980 and finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships for the third time in the last four years with an eighth-place finish. Indoor: Part of men's distance medley relay team that finished in third-place at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn All-America honors...it was the sixth straight year an IU distance medley relay has earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships and fourth top-five finish during that span...part of distance medley relay team that won Alex Wilson Invitational in school record time of 9:27.72 and split a 3:58.1 anchor leg...also the fifth best collegiate DMR of all-time...won the 3,000m run at the Indiana-Purdue dual meet in 8:13.17...finished in fourth-place at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 800m run in 1:50.48. Outdoor: won his section of the 5K at the Stanford Invitational in a career-best time of 13:55.20...won the 1500m run at the American Track League meet in a time of 3:40.36, the 10th fastest time in school history...won the mile at the Kentucky Relays in 4:00.97, the sixth fastest time in school history...won the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 1500m run in facility record time of 3:44.59, making it four straight times an IU athlete has won the Big Ten Outdoor 1500m title...finished in second-place at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 1500m run in 3:45.85 to advance to the NCAA Championships...finished in ninth-place in the 1500m run at the NCAA Championships in 3:40.75 to earn Second Team All-America honors.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: ran a season-best time of 1:50.86 in the 800-meter run to finish in seventh-place at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...took first in the 800 at the Indiana University vs. Purdue University dual meet in a time of 1:53..96...ran a season-best time of 4:08.84 in the mile run at the Gladstein Invitational to finish in fourth-place in the race...Outdoor: ran a season-best time of 3:46.94 in the 1,500-meter run to finish in seventh-place at the Billy Hayes Invitational...advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary for the 1,500-meter run.
AT QUEENSLAND: Ran to an 800m national U20 championship in 2012 ... earned U20 state championship honors in the 800m and 1500m in 2012 ... clocked personal best times of 1:50.85 in the 800m and 3:51.37 in the 1500m.
PREP: Was a two time state champion in the 1500m and was a three time top-five national finisher in the 800m and 1500m ... ran best times of 1:53.35 in the 800m and 4:00.34 in the 1500m ... finished in the top eight nationally in 2008.
PERSONAL: born Feb. 2, 1993 ... majoring in exercise science ... son of Greg Hunter and Nicolle Hayes.
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