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

2018: NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Region... Competed in all six events... Placed 41st at the Purple Valley Classic in 27:03.3 and 39th at the NEICAAA Championship with a time of 25:52.59... Finished 49th at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational in 26:05.59 and fifth at the NEWMAC Championship in 26:32... Placed 31st at the NCAA Regional in 25:54.86 and 239th at the NCAA Championship in a time of 26:31.8.

2017: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Did not race as a sophomore.

2016: NEWMAC Rookie of the Year... NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Runner of the Week on 9/26... Finished eighth in his collegiate debut at the Purple Valley Classic in a time of 25:43.5... Was 21st at the NEICAAA Championship at Franklin Park in 25:21.5... Finished third at the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 25:32, along with a 34th-place finish at the Border Battle in a time of 24:24.

Off the Cross Country Trail: 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.