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     Marcus Lesley
    Marcus Lesley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Markham, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood

    Last College:
    Rend Lake College

    Position:
    Hurdles/Sprints


    2005 Highlights: Named the Horizon League Performer of the Meet in the track events at the Indoor Championships...took home a pair of titles at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash (7.0) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.32)...was named the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week after winning the 55-meter dash (6.5) and adding a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (7.7) at the University of Chicago Open...holds the Horizon League's fastest indoor times in the 55-meter dash (6.5), 60-meter dash (7.0), 55-meter hurdles (7.64) and 60-meter hurdles (8.13)...placed third in the 60-meter dash (7.03) at the Purdue Invitational...set the school-record in 60-meter hurdles (8.13) at the EIU Megameet...won the 60-meter hurdles (8.22) at the Redbird Invitational...captured the 55-meter hurdles (7.68) title and added a third-place finish in the 55-meter dash (6.5) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...won the 60-meter dash (7.02) at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-up...took home both the 110-meter hurdles (14.74) and 100-meter dash (11.13) titles at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships...ran a leg of the Horizon League-record setting, 4x100 relay, with a time of 41.5 at the Outdoor Championships...won the 110-meter hurdle event at the Redbird Invitational with a mark of 14.74...picked up a win in the 110-meter hurdles (14.83) and a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.91) at the Wheaton Invitational...his time of 10.91 in the 100-meter dash was the third-fastest time of the season in the Horizon League...claimed the 110-meter hurdles title with a Horizon League-best time of 14.52 at the Chicagoland Championships and ran a leg of the runner-up , 4x100 relay (41.85)...garnered the 110-meter hurdles championship at the Jerry England Invitational with a time of 14.65.

    Prior to UIC: Competed for Rend Lake College for two seasons...earned NJCAA All-America recognition four times during his stay...2004 NJCAA National Indoor runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles...2004 National Finalist in the 110-meter high hurdles with a fourth-place finish...part of a seventh-place 400-meter relay team at nationals...captained Rend Lake to a third-place team finish at the NJCAA Indoor Nationals...was the squad's top hurdler and best competitor in the 60-meter dash...part of 2003 track team that finished second at the Indoor Nationals...2004 team placed sixth at the NJCAA Outdoor Nationals.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year track letterwinner at Thornwood...part of state-record 4x400-meter relay team...All-SICA East and All-State honoree in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles...helped the Thunderbirds capture four consecutive SICA East titles...part of squad that also took sectional and state titles during his junior and senior seasons...born July 9, 1984...son of Claudine Lesley...major is accounting.

    2005 Top Indoor Times
    55-Meter Dash          6.5          2/5/05
    55-Meter Hurdles       7.64         1/8/05
    60-Meter Dash          7.00         2/27/05
    60-Meter Hurdles       8.13         1/22/05  SCHOOL RECORD
    200-Meter Dash         23.43        2/18/05
    

    2005 Top Outdoor Times 100-Meter Dash 10.91 4/16/05 110-Meter Hurdles 14.52 4/9/05 SCHOOL RECORD 200-Meter Dash 23.21 5/13/05