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

Honors & Awards

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

2015 (Junior)
Peter Spinks competed as one of Nebraska's top three runners in the regular season... competed in all six meets as a junior in 2015... opened the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D., as NU's No. 1 with a time of 18:57.95, placing first overall to help the Huskers claim the team title...added Big Ten Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week honors on Sept. 9 for his performance in South Dakota...was NU's No. 3 finishers in the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (25:38.3) placing sixth overall...ran a time of 24:22.6 at Kansas Rim Rock Classic as NU's top finisher, placing eighth overall...was NU's No. 2 finisher at the Bradley Classic (24:34.3), placing 26th overall...ran a time of 24:34.9 at the Big Ten Championships as NU's No. 1 finisher, placing 47th overall...completed the 2015 season as NU's No. 7 finisher (32:35.8), placing 125th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

2014 (Sophomore) 
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...opened the season by finishing ninth in the University Division in a time of 19:50.78 at the season-opening Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D...finished as NU’s No. 11 runner and 34th overall (27:01.00) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park...was NU’s No. 11 runner at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis on Sept. 28, before closing the regular season as Nebraska’s No. 8 finisher at the Tim Young Invitational in Vermillion, S.D...finished 15th overall in a time of 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.

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

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