Men's Cross Country

Ned Willig
Ned Willig
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Phoenixville, PA
High School: Great Valley
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Missed most of the season due to injury … placed third in the 800 meters at the Sam Howell Invite … finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

2013-14 Indoor: Set a school record in the 1,000 meters at the Boston University Terrier Invite, winning the race in a time of 2:22:35 … Finished 10th out of 235 runners in the 800 meters at the BU Valentine Invite, finishing in a time of 1:50:04 … Was a member of the winning 4x800 meter relay team the Ivy Heptagonal championships … Finished second at the Ivy Heptagonal championship in the 1,000 meters … Had four first place finishes on the year.

2013 XC: Placed 5th at Rothenberg Invitational with a time of 25:50.2.

2012-13: A First Team All-Ivy selection after winning the 1000m at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships…Ran on the 4x800 relay team that took eighth at Outdoor Heps…Competed at Penn Relays as a member of the 4x800 relay…Had a strong showing at the Stanford Invitational, placing fourth in the 1500m and sixth in the 800m… Finished 64th at the Ivy League Cross Country Championships

Before Brown: Edwin Willig, a graduate of Great Valley High School, lettered in and served as two-year captain for cross country, indoor and outdoor track… He was the 2012 PA State Champion in the indoor mile run and the indoor distance medley relay…State record holder for the Indoor 800-meter run and two-time indoor All-State honoree… Recipient of the Indoor PA Track Athlete of the Year Award in 2012… Earned third place at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2012 for 800-meter, third place at the 2011 Outdoor State Championships, and fourth place in the sprint medley relay at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals… Named All-American for both indoor and outdoor track… Cross Country PIAA District 1 Runner-up in 2011 and went on to place ninth at the PIAA Cross-Country State Championships that year… Two-year member of National Honor Society and four-year member of Honor Roll. 

Personal: Edwin (Ned) Willig, son of Hugh and Sarah Willig, has three younger siblings; Matt, Anna, and Amy…Enjoys playing the guitar, cycling, reading, farming, and swimming… Undecided on his concentration.

Personal Records:
8000 (XC): 25:20.1
3200m: 9:32.09
1600m: 4:11.99
1500m: 3:45.53
1000m: 2:22.96
800m: 1:50.20
400m: 49.8