Alex Sutphen
Alex Sutphen


Hoffman Estates, Ill.

High School:
Hoffman Estates

TF/ Long Distance

2008-09: Second team All-Horizon League honoree...finished 10th at the league cross country championships with a mark of 25:42.50...posted second-highest team marks in the 8000-meter and 10000-meter runs...was UIC's highest finisher (38th) at the Illinois Intercollegiates Sept. 19, and the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational (37th) Oct. 3...finished 14th at the Bradley Classic with a time of 25:40, good for a new career best...took eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a new career-best time of 15:02.10.

2007-08: Finished 6th overall at the UIC Home Opener with a 4.1-mile time of 21:37 on Sept. 1...tied a career-best finish and led UIC at the Illinois Intercollegiate Invitational in the 8,000-meter run (26:08) on Sept. 14...awarded Horizon League's Athlete of the Week honor on Sept. 4...runner-up finish in the 5,000-meter run with a season-best time of 15:51.45 at the University of Chicago Invitational on Feb. 2...placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:23.62 at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships on May 9.

2006-07: Won the 3,000-meter run in 8:56.01 at the Redbird Indoor Invitational on Jan. 20...took first in the 5,000-meter run (15:27.14) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational on Feb. 3...ran a 5,000-meter time of 16:13.45 to place 9th at the Redbird Invitational on Apr. 28...finished fourth in the 10,000-meter finals (33:37.40) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2005-06: Placed 38th at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships in 26:40...was team's sixth-best finisher at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships...competed in the 1,500-, 5000- and 10,000-meter races during the outdoor season...placed ninth in the 10,000-meter at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in 32:56.49...posted a season-best time in the 5,000-meter (15:54.80) at the league championships...competed in the mile, 3000- and 5,000-meter events during his rookie indoor campaign...placed 10th in the 5,000-meter (15:49.24) and 11th in the 3,000-meter (8:57.32) race at the Horizon League Indoor championships, posting career best times in both events...took sixth in the mile at the UWM Tune-Up meet on Feb. 17 with a time of 4:31.43.

Three-year letterwinner in track & field and cross country at Hoffman Estates...cross country all-conference honors, team's most-valuable player, and state qualifier in 2003 and 2004...track all-conference honoree in the 3,200-meter relay and 3,200-meter run in 2003 and team captain, qualified for the state championships in the 3,200-meter run as a senior...Hoffman Estates' Athlete of the Year in 2005...born July 10, 1987...son of George Sutphen and Anne Yauch...majoring in history/art education.

Career-Best Cross Country Times
8,000-Meter Run: 25:40 (10/18/08)
10,000-Meter Run: 33:14 (11/10/07)
4.1-Mile Run:: 21:37 (9/1/07)

Career-Best Indoor Times 1-Mile Run: 4:31.43 (2/17/06) 3,000-Meter Run: 8:56.01 (1/20/07) 5,000-Meter Run: 15:02.10 (2/28/09)

Career-Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run: 4:09.37 (5/6/06) 3,000-Meter Run: 9:05.62 (4/19/08) 5,000-Meter Run: 15:54.80 (5/11/06) 10,000-Meter Run: 32:20.55 (4/3/08)