Rob Barkulis
Rob Barkulis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington

Birthdate:
05/23/1988

2008-09: (Cross Country): Competed in five races, but only finished three because of injury ... top ISU finisher at the Illini 6K Challenge, finishing eighth with a time of 19:10.09 ... crossed the finish line in 193rd place at the Notre Dame Invitational, covering the five-mile course in 26:45 ... finished 50th at the Bradley Classic with a time of 26:39 in the 8K race. (Indoor): Competed in one meet ... turned a time of 4:36.32 in the mile at the rod McCravy Memorial. (Outdoor): Did not compete.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Recorded a personal-best 26:09.00 finish in the 8K at the Bradley Classic ... finished in 49th place at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships (8K) with a time of 26:48.51 ... competed in his first NCAA Midwest Regional (10K) and crossed the finish line in 35:37. (Indoor): Clocked a season-best 4:18.39 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic ... posted a season-best 1:55.72 in the 800-meter run at Indiana Relays ... distance medley relay placed fourth with at time of 10:15.19 at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. (Outdoor): Placed ninth in the 800-meter run at the Valley Championships, recording a season-best 1:52.99 the preliminaries ... finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run (3:58.80) at the conference championships ... recorded season-best 1,500 performance at the Billy Hayes Invitational, posting a time of 3:57.67.

2006-07: (Cross Country): Posted best 8K time of the season at the Bradley Classic (27:06) to finish 53rd ... recorded a time of 19:58.63 (29th) in the 6K at the Illini Open ... battled injuries throughout the season ... finished in 65th place (29:55.70) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship (8K). (Indoor): Ran a time of 4:28.28 and placed 13th in the mile run at the State Farm MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships. (Outdoor): Season-best performance at the Vanderbilt Invite ... clocked a time of 1:56.16 in the 800-meters and finished the 1,500-meters with a 3:58.83 ... placed ninth in the 1,500-meters, respectively, at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

At Bloomington HS: All-conference performer in track and field senior year ... finished 25th in the state in cross country senior year ...member of the honor roll freshman through senior year ... team captain in cross country and track and field senior year ... placed 27th at the IHSA State Cross Country Championships in junior season ... member of regional championship cross country team junior and senior years ... finished 29th in the state sophomore year in cross country ... Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete ... voted most valuable senior year ... selected to the all-area team.

Personal: Born 5/23/88 ... son of Charles and Lynn Barkulis ... has nine brothers and sisters... major is undeclared ... pronounced BAR-cool-lis

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS

800-meter run Mile 1,500-meter run
INDOOR 1:55.72 4:18.39 -
OUTDOOR 1:52.99 - 3:57.67

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON-BESTS

8K 10K
2007 26:09 35:37
2006 27:06 -