2007-08: (Cross Country): Recorded best 8K time (27:18) at the Bradley Classic ... finished in 34th place at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 28:05.05 ...placed 111th at the Illinois Intercollegiate 8K with at time of 27:31.02. (Indoor): Ran a season-best in the 3,000-meter run with at time of 9:09.54 (12th place) at the EIU Friday Night Special. (Outdoor): Recorded a season-best time of 32:47 in 10,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic to place fifth.
2006-07: (Cross Country): Competed in five races ... recorded best 8K time (27:54) at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational ... finished in 27th place (27:56) at the Illini Challenge 8K ... placed 66th at the Illini Open 6K with a time of 20:43.73. (Indoor): clocked a time of 9:27.33 in the 3,000-meters at Eastern Illinois Twilight. (Outdoor): Crossed the finish line with a season-best time of 15:57.56 in the 5,000-meters at the Butler Twilight.
2005-06: (Indoor): Ran an indoor season-best time of 9:24 in the 3,000-meters and finished in sixth place at the Redbird Open ... turned in fastest time in the 5,000-meters (16:44) at Eastern Illinois ... finished in eighth-place in the 5,000-meters at Western Illinois.
At McHenry East HS: Named team captain in cross country and track and field senior year ... recognized as team MVP ... received the Hardest Worker Award junior year.
Personal: Born 1/25/87 ... son of Steve Lay ... majoring in history and political science.
TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS
CROSS COUNTRY SEASON-BESTS