2013 Walmer
Andrew Walmer - Freshman

Andrew is a first year high school cross country runner and letterman. 

Son of Ryan and Amy Walmer.

2013 Letterman

2013 300 Summer Mile Club

2013 Old Dog Club
2013 Sub 30 South Mahomet Loop Run Club
2013 15 Minute 3 Mile Club
2013 Fastest Freshman Award

2013 Personal Best Time 15:52 (15:48*)
2013 Personal Best 2 Mile Time 10:56

2013 Charleston Invitational Medalist
2013 Springfield Invitational Medalist
2013 Peoria Notre Dame Invitational Medalist
2013 Conference Medalist

2013 Springfield Invitational Freshman Race Runner Up

2013 All-Conference - 8th

2013 Illinois Elite Status by dyestatil.com at the Sectional & State meets

Fastest Freshman Times List for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, E Peoria, Metamora Invitationals, Sectional, & State

2013 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, & November

2013 State Qualifier - 62nd

   As a freshman, Andrew in with great experience from the junior high level.  Andrew ran 6th, 7th, and 8th grade cross country.  He was a part of the 8th grade team that placed 4th in State.  Andrew trained well in the summer.  He ran 300 miles and joined our 300 mile club.  His experience and determination showed in the early season workouts as he often help onto the top pack full of our best and oldest runners.  He opened up his first week with one of the fastest freshman 5 mile times we have had.  Andrew opened up his first high school race by placing 7th on our 9th ranked team in the State.  Andrew helped his team win the 13 team Charleston Invitational.  Andrew also helped our team run the fastest 7 runner team average that we have ever had at the Charleston Invitational.  His time of 17:17 placed him 6th on our fastest 15 top freshman times list for the Charleston Invitational.  His place of 26th earned him his first high school medal.  Andrew had a personal lifetime best at the Springfield Invitational.  He broke into the 10s for the first time in the 2 mile.  He led part of the race and ended up in an impressive 2nd.  He earned the runner-up medal in the freshman race and helped lead his team to the freshman team championship.  He ran the 3rd fastest freshman time we have ever had placing him on our team's top times list.  He earned his first varsity letter early in the season.  Andrew also earned a spot on the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in September.  Andrew crushed his lifetime personal best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational.  He had a 44 second improvement to run a 16:34.  He joined our team's 16 minute all time list.  Andrew placed 40th in the fresh/soph race which earned him a medal.  Andrew helped pull his team to the highest fresh/soph team finish we have ever had at this invitational.  Andrew's time earned him the 3rd highest freshman time we have ever had at this invitational.  Andrew ran 7th on his Varsity team at the East Peoria Invitational.  His team was ranked 2nd in State that week.  With his top 7 team finish they held the #2 ranking the following week.  Andrew had one of the highest finishes of any Mahomet runner at this invitational.  Andrew's time of 16:32 was a lifetime best on this challenging course.  His time earned the 4th fastest Mahomet freshman time at this invite.  Andrew made his way onto the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in October.  Andrew broke 5 minutes in the mile in a big way.  He ran a 4:53 in order to earn himself a spot on our old dog club.  Andrew ran 7th for our team at the Metamora Invitational.  He helped his team win the invitational over 6 other state ranked teams.  Andrew helped our team run the fastest top 7 average for a Mahomet team at this invitational.  Andrew ran a lifetime best and broke into the 15s.  He ran a 15:48.  His time is the 3rd fastest for a freshman at this invitational.  He is also the 4th fastest freshman that we have had in our program in the 44 year history of our team.  We have only had 4 freshmen ever break 16:00 in that time.  Despite being a slow course Andew ran a lifetime 3.0 mile best at the Conference meet with a 16:22.  Andrew ran an amazing race and placed 4th for his team.  He helped our team win the team championship for the first time in 28 years.  If Andrew hadn't run 4th for the team on that day then our team would not have won.  Andrew placed 8th in the Conference meet which earned him all-conference honors.  He also earned his 4th medal for the season at conference.  He has been in the top 7 for his team for the last month.  In that time our team has earned 2nd in the State rankings each of those weeks.  Andrew has been a major part of our team success.  Andrew earned his way onto the News Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in November.  Andrew ran a lifetime personal best 3 mile time at the Sectional meet with a 15:55.  He ran 5th for the team and helped his team win the Sectional meet.  He became a State Qualifier.  Andrew earned Illinois Elite status at the Sectional meet for his performance by dyestatil.com.  Andrew had a lifetime best at the State meet where he ran a 15:52.  His time earned him the fastest freshman time ever run by a Mahomet freshman at State.  He also earned Illinois Elite Status by dyestatil.com for his State performance.  Andrew ran 1st for his team and placed 62nd.  Andrew earned the fastest freshman award for our team for having the fastest freshman 3.0 mile of the season of 15:52.