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Peter Spinks
Player Profile:
Peter Spinks 1371840
Year: Junior
Hometown: Layton, N.J.
High School: Pope John XXIII
Major: Civil Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week (Sept. 9, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016 (Junior)
Peter Spinks opened up his first race of the season at the Woody Greeno/Jay Driksen, placing 94th with a time of 28:28.8...finished 200th at the Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational (27:07.3)...came in at 103rd at the Big Ten Championships (27:35.0).

2015 (Sophomore)
Peter Spinks competed in all six meets for the Huskers...finished 47th at the Big Ten Championship (24:34.9)...ran a time of 32:35.8 to place 125th at the NCAA Midwest Regional...claimed a first-place overall finish in the Augustana Twilight University Division (18:57.95)...was named the Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week following the meet...placed sixth in the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (25:38.3)...posted a time of 24:22.6 at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic to finish eighth.

2014 (Redshirt) 
Spinks added depth to the Nebraska cross country team in 2014 while building endurance for track season.

2013 (Freshman)
Spinks competed in all four regular-season meets for the Big Red...finished ninth in the University Division with a time of 19:50.78 at the Augustana Twilight...placed 34th at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (27:01.00)...was NU’s No. 11 runner at the Roy Griak Invitational...finished 15th at the Tim Young Invitational (26:20.85)...earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2013.

Before Nebraska (Pope John XXIII)
Spinks posted a 5K personal-best of 16:20 on the cross country course for Pope John XXIII High School...added outdoor personal-best times of 4:18.00 in the 1,600 meters, 6:14.90 in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and 9:41.80 in the 3,200 meters...took eighth in the 1,600 at the 2013 New Jersey Non-Public A Group Outdoor State Championships.

Peter Spinks was born Jan. 31, 1995...son of Ted and Jennifer Spinks...majoring in mechanical engineering.

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