Josh Derrick
Josh Derrick
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Winnetka, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Position: Distance
Major: Computational Biology

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mile - 4:17.96
3,000m - 8:42.97
5,000m - 15:11.51

800m - 2:01.55
1,500m - 4:04.28
5,000m - 15:15.15
10,000m - 32:38.49

2017-18: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in four meets, including finishing ninth in the 3,000m at the Bowdoin Invitational with a time of 9:07.44... Was 10th in the 5,000m at Tufts in 15:40.37... Ran a time of 4:22.98 in the mile at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational.

2016-17: Appeared in 10 meets as a freshman... Won the 5,000m at the Bowdoin Invitational in a time of 15:11.51... Was 16th at the D3 New England Indoor Championship in the 3,000m in 8:46.88... Ran a season-best 8:42.97 in the 3,000m at the Tufts Stampede... Won the 5,000m at the Sean Collier Invitational in a season-best 15:15.15 and was 10th in the 1,500m at the NEWMAC Championship in a time of 4:06.78.

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in computational biology with a minor in creative writing... UROP in the Gehring Lab studying methylation in plants... Summer intern at the Boyce Thompson Institute studying methylation in corn.

High School: Ran cross country and track at New Trier High School... Also swam from fourth grade through his freshman year... Cross country MVP and team captain... Three-year letterwinner in track and two-time letterwinner in cross country... 2015 All-State with a three-mile time of 14:41... Has a 9:31 PR in the 3,200, 4:28 in the 1,600 and 2:00 in the 800... Four-year honor roll student... Won the Award for Math Service and the Award for Life Sciences... Co-founder of the June Sky Rocket Club... Instructor at Mathnasium.