Steve Sulkin  
Steve Sulkin


Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:

2012Junior Season: Competed in four races for the Gophers as a junior in 2012• made his season debut at the Autumn Classic, finishing 25th overall with a time of 21:15.6• clocked a 27:06.4 finish at the Roy Griak Invitational• competed in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a time of 25:46 to finish 39th overall• closed out his season at the Fall Finale, finishing fifth overall and third among Gophers runners with a time of 25:18.00.

2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six meets • raced in his first NCAA Championship meet, finishing fifth among the Gophers and their 16th-place team showing • aided the Gophers' fourth-place showing as Minnesota's fifth-best Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships competitor, running a time of 32:29.59 • ran Minnesota's sixth-best time of 24:53 to help the Gophers take third at the Big Ten Championships • clocked 26:20.3 at the Roy Griak Invitational, tenth best for the Gophers • placed eighth overall and sixth on the team running 19:42 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced at the BYU Autumn 4K Race taking 27th overall with a time of 21:39.0 • came in at 19:39.33 (14th overall) in the Oz Memorial • finished 124th at the Roy Griak Invite, with a time of 26:18.1 for the Gophers • crossed the line in seventh place with a time of 24:53.5 at the Jim Drews Invite.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2009 cross country season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of York High School • high school coaches were Joe Newton and Stan Reddol • the Illinois 2009 Gatorade Runner of the Year • a three-time all-state runner in cross country • the Illinois Class 3A state runner-up as a senior (14:19) • placed fifth as a junior and 15th as a sophomore • team won state title in 2006, runner-up in 2007 and 2008 • placed 23rd in the 2008 Foot Locker National Championship • led York to state team track title in 2009 • state champion in the 3,200 meters (9:03.91) and third in 1,600 meters (4:13.35) as a senior • state runner-up in the 3,200 meters as a junior • ran high school bests of 9:01 in the 3,200m and 4:08 in 1,600m • earned three varsity letters in both cross country and track.

Personal: Born May 6, 1991 • intends to major in math • parents are Jim and Meg Sulkin • has an older brother Mark, who runs at Aoura University, and a younger sister Julie.