CAREER BESTS Cross Country 8K CC 26:21.20 10K CC 33:59.50
Track & Field 3,000-meter run 8:39.94
Did not compete.
Competed in four varsity indoor meets in the 3,000-meter run; posted a career-best time of 8:39.94 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, good for fifth-best on the team in 2009; ran in four of six varsity cross country races for the Boilermakers', including scoring performances at the final three races of the season; notched a season-best 8K time of 26:21.20 at the Pre-National Invitational (10/18), finishing third on the team; turned in the third-fastest mark on the team at the Big Ten Championships (11/2); marked a 10K time of 33:59.5 to post the squad's fourth-best mark at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Invitational.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Earned four varsity letters in cross country at North Central Farmersburg High School; four-time all-conference honoree; three-year team captain, semi-state qualifier and all-state honoree; led team to a conference championship and semi-state qualification as a senior.
Robert Mark Shiflett was born Dec. 16, 1988, in New Orleans, La.; is the son of Randy and Polly Shiflett; has one sister, Tara; enjoys football, majoring in mechanical engineering.