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     Derek Jensen
    Derek Jensen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    West Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    West Chicago

    Last College:
    College of DuPage

    Position:
    Middle Distance/Sprints


    2005 Highlights: Finished fifth in the 600-meter run (1:32.68) at the Purdue Invitational...set UIC's second-fastest indoor time in the 600-meter run (1:31.18), good for the 7th-best, Horizon League indoor time, at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...raced to a season-best time of 2:07.58 in the 800-meter run at the Redbird Invitational...did not participate in the outdoor season.

    Prior to UIC: Competed for the College of DuPage...part of cross country team that placed second at the NJCAA Division III Nationals...ran five events at nationals, including the 4x100, 4x400, 4x800, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash...earned All-American Second Team honors in the 4x100...finished eighth in the nation in the 400-meter dash.

    Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner on the cross country and track teams at West Chicago...captained the Wildcats during his senior year...part of a 4x800 relay team that broke the school indoor record...born March 7, 1985...son of Joe and Laurie Jensen...major is movement science.

    2005 Top Indoor Times
    600-Meter Run        1:31.18         2/5/05
    800-Meter Run        2:07.58        1/29/05