Tanner Pesonen
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pinckney, Mich.
High School: Pinckney HS
Major: Engineering (3.74 GPA)
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Pesonen Photos
Tanner Pesonen
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 10/29/2012

2014 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished second in the 3000m run (9:12.74) at the CMU Jack Skoog Open (1/17)

2013 (Cross Country): Placed 57th at the 8K MAC Tournament with a time 26:41 (11/2) ... finished in the Regional Meet with a time of 33:43 (11/14) 

2013 (Outdoor Track and Field): finished fourth in the 5000m race (15:27.33) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/29) ... finished the Indiana State Pre-National 8k Race with a time of 26:29 (10/19)

2012 (Cross Country): Finished 12th (19:55) at the 6K Badger Opener (9/7). ... finished with a time of 26:02 at the MSU Spartan Invitational (9/14) ... finished with a time of 27:21.7 at the Roy Griak Invitational -8K (9/29) ... finished 62nd (26:51.9) at the 8K MAC Championship (10/27)

2012 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished 30th in the 5,000 m run (15:21.44) at the Spartan Invitational (4/7) ... finished 3rd in the 5,000m run (15:40.6) at the Northwood Open (4/14) ... finished 6th in the 3000m run (8:58.48) at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/28).

2012 (Indoor Track and Field):  Finished 23rd in the 5,000m run in a career-best 15:21.43 at the Meyo Invitational (2/4) ... ran a career-best time of 8:54.39 in the 3,000m run at the GVSU Big Meet (2/11) ... finished 5th in the mile run (4:36.67) at the Jack Skoog Meet (2/17).

2011 (Cross Country): Finished eighth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (16:14.23) ... finished 70th (26:04) at the 8K Spartan Invitational, his first collegiate 8K (9/16) ... finished 53rd (26:08) at the 8K Notre Dame Invitational (9/30) ... finished 137th in 26:01 at the 8K Pre-Nationals (10/16) ... finished 29th at the 8K MAC Championship Meet in a career-best 25:14.9 (10/29).

High School: Qualified for the state meet twice each in both cross country and track and field … earned all-state honors after finishing 14th in the 2009 state cross country meet … named top runner in Livingston County … lettered four times each in cross country and track and field.

Career Bests: Cross Country 5K (15:33); Cross Country 8K (25:14.9); 1600m (4:27); mile run (4:36.67); 3000m run (8:54.39); 3200m (9:34); 5,000m (15:21.43)