Dominic DeSantis
Dominic DeSantis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hilton Head, S.C.

High School:
Hilton Head HS



02/15/2012

Men's Cross Country Earns Fourth Straight Academic Honor

The Boilermakers had the fourth highest GPA of eight Big Ten teams awarded.

11/12/2011

Great Lakes Regional Wraps Up

Boilers finish in 10th on the men side and 14th for the women on Saturday afternoon.

11/11/2011

Great Lakes Regionals Set For Saturday

The Purdue men's and women's cross country teams head to Toledo, Ohio, for regionals.

10/28/2011

Big Ten Championships Begin Sunday

The Purdue cross country teams will compete in the league meet hosted by the University of Illinois.

10/17/2011

Boilers Compete At Pre-Nationals

The Purdue harriers went up against several of the nation's best at Indiana State.


CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
8K CC	25:20.67	10/4/08

Track & Field 1,500-meter run 4:02.39 3,000-meter run 8:52.91 5,000-meter run 15:29.25

2010: Did not compete.

2009: Finished 18th overall in the season-opening 8K Great American Legends (9/4) with a time of 28:16.15; cut more than 1:30 off his season-best at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/18), placing 37th overall with a mark of 26:46.6; smashed his 8K season best and scored for the first time at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3) with a mark of 25:39.62; ran the Gibson Family Invitational (10/10) 8K in 26:59.9; recorded a 69th place finish at the Big Ten Championships (11/1) 8K, crossing the line at 28:00.3.

2008: Competed in five of the Boilermakers' six varsity races, finishing in the top five twice; clocked his top 8K time of the season at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4), placing fourth on the team with a time of 25:20.67; turned in his first career 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/15), marking 35:06.0.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Hilton Head High School; earned three consecutive cross country and track and field team MVP honors and all-academic awards; posted back-to-back third-place performances at the South Carolina State Cross Country Championships; led his team to consecutive 4x800-meter relay titles at the South Carolina State Track and Field Championships.

Personal: Dominic Charles DeSantis was born Oct. 10, 1990, in Savannah, Ga.; is the son of Steven and Lucinda DeSantis; has one sister, Paige; enjoys music; majoring in chemical engineering.