Weissenbach among 39 Cardinal at track and field opener
Career Bests (thru 2013): 1,500: 3:48.09 Two Mile: 9:07.52c Mile: 4:18.66i 3,000: 8:20.93i 5,000: 14:10.86
2013 Season: Outdoors - Redshirted, but ran unattached ... set personal best in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational, running 14:10.86 ... also ran 14:14.78 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... set 1,500 personal best of 3:48.09 at the Portland Track Festival. Indoors - Placed 16th in the MPSF Championships in the 5,000 in 14:26.03 ... also was 24th at MPSF's in the 3,000, in 8:20.93 ... had season mile best of 4:18.66 from the UW Preview ... competed in four meets, running the 3,000 and 5,000 twice each, and the mile once.
High School: Third in the 2010 Illinois state 3A championships in the 3,200 (9:14.34) and fourth in 2012 (9:09.21) ... four-time Madison County and Southwestern Conference cross-country champion ... ran 9:06.07 at the Belleville West Invitational to break a 3,200 meet record held by two-time world cross-country champion Craig Virgin since 1972 ... set personal record of 9:04.46 on his home track ...tied the school record of 14:20 on the three-mile cross country state course ... two-year cross country captain, and 2012 track captain ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro 2012 Cross Country Runner of the Year ... a three-time regional and two-time sectional champion in cross country ... led Edwardsville to four county titles and four trips to the Illinois state meet ... helped Edwardsville capture the 2008 conference, region and section titles ... also a three-time all-state performer in track ... won three 3,200 and two 1,600 conference titles.
Personal: Parents are Andy and Valerie Sweatt ... major is undeclared, but anticipates majoring in biochemistry with a goal of becoming a cancer researcher ... father competed on the swim team at Tennessee ... uncle William Sweatt was a quartermiler on the Navy track team ... has two older brothers, Willie and Eli, and a younger sister, Allie.