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Photis Karkalis
Photis Karkalis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mount Prospect, Ill.

High School:
Rolling Meadows

Event:
Mid-Distance


08/01/2014

Top Flames Moment: Men's Track & Field Wins Twice at HL Indoor Championships

Richter won the long jump and the distance medley relay squad took first

06/12/2014

UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

35 student-athletes received a bachelor's degree in the spring and summer sessions

05/09/2014

Track & Field Wraps-Up Action at Dr. Keeler Invitational

Zaiter dominates events for the women

05/09/2014

Track & Field Wraps-Up Action at Dr. Keeler Invitational

Zaiter dominates events for the women

04/19/2014

Track & Field Concludes Action at DePaul Relays

Ehrhardt and Zaiter impress at Mt. Sac Relays

CAREER BEST XC TIMES:
8,000-meter run
: 25:21.1 (10/12/12)
6,000-meter run:
19:38.9 (9/07/12)
five-mile run:
27:10.6 (10/04/13)

Career-Best Outdoor Marks
800-meter run
: 1:54.20 (5/4/12)
1500-meter run
: 3:57.23 (4/14/12)
5,000-meter run:
15:34.54 (4/20/12)
3,000-meter steeplechase: 10:00.70 (3/30/14)

Career-Best Indoor Marks
3,000-meter run
:
8:40.60 (2/4/11)
Mile run

Karkalis (Photis) Records

2014 Outdoor: Placed fourth in the 1,500m run at the Chicagoland Championships with a time of 4:03.59... Earned first place in the 1,500m run at the Blue Demon/Huskie Classic with a mark of 4:00.52... Placed second in the 5,000m run at the Blue Demon/Huskie Classic with a time of 15:49.87... Took home third place in the 1,500m run at the Twilight Invitational with a mark of 3:57.33... Placed seventh overall in the 1,500m run at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 4:01.92.

2014 Indoor: Took home first place in the 3,000m run at the Margaret Bradley Invitational with a mark of 8:49.05... Placed fifth in the one-mile run at the Windy City Rumble with a time of 4:30.37... Earned sixth place in the 800m run at the Chicagoland Championships with a mark of 1:56.21.

2013 XC- Took home third-place honors at the College of DuPage Invitational with a time of 25:45.2...Finished the course at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 26:19.95, placing 48 of 73...Competed at the UW-Lucian Rosa Invite, Oct. 12, finishing 29th with a time of 26:10.9.

2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Ran the 800-meter in 1:55.65 at the Huskie Open (4/20/13) ... Crossed the finishing line in 4:07.87 in the 1,500-meter at the Benedictine Twilight (4/26/13) ... Finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:00.70 at the St. Joseph's Puma Invite (3/30/13), the eighth-best mark in the Horizon League during the outdoor season.

2013 Indoor: Competed in the 1-Mile Run and 3,000-meter run ... Named the Horizon League Male Runner of the Week on Jan. 29, 2013 after a standout performance at the Tadd Metzger Carthage Invitational ... Crossed the finishing line in 4:16.29 at the invite (1/26/13), representing the seventh-fastest time in the Horizon League during the indoor season ... Finished the 3,000-meter run in 8:42.48 at the Chicagoland Championships (2/8/13), the 11th-best time in the League.

XC 2012: Placed 11th at the NIU XC Open on Sept. 7 with a time of 19:38.88 in the 6K race ... finished 27th at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on Sept. 14 in the 8K race with a time of 25:53 ... tallied a career-best 8K time of 25:22 at the Bradley XC Classic on Oct. 12 to front the Flames and place 36th overall ... represented UIC at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10K time of 34:46.19.

Outdoor 2012: Placed fifth in the 800 at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invite with a time of 1:55.97 ... notched third at the Chicagoland Championships in the 1,500 with a time of 5:58.66 ... earned a career-best mark of 3:57.23 in the 1,500 at the Eagle Invite to place fifth ... ran a 15:34.54 in the 5,000 at the DePaul Invite to earn fourth place ... posted a personal-best time of 1:54.20 in the prelims at the Horizon League Championships and placed ninth in finals.

Indoor 2012: Sat out the 2012 indoor season.

Outdoor 2011: Placed ninth in the 1,500 meter run at the DePaul Invitational (4/16/11).

Indoor 2011: Placed second in the mile run at the North Central Invitational (1/21/11) and the UWM Panther Tune-Up (2/18/11) ... took fourth in the 3,000 meter run at the University of Chicago Duals (1/29/11).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track at Rolling Meadows (Ill.) ... placed 10th in the 3,200 meters at the 2010 IHSA State Meet ... owns the school record in the 3,200 meters ... two-time All-Sectional and All-Conference in track and field ... placed second at the 2009 sectional cross country meet and qualified for the state meet ... biggest athletic thrill to date is anchoring UIC's indoor DMR to 2nd place All-Conference and a new school record ... born May 1, 1992 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... son of Niki and Andreas Karkalis ... has one brother, Angelos ... currently enrolled as an Economics major.

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