Personal-Best Times – 1500m: 3:53.93a | Mile: 4:14.69a
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015: Competed in two meets...posted a career-best 8K time of 26:31.3 to finish 42nd out of 233 runners at the Woody Greeno Invitational...also placed 42nd at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (27:03.1).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Participated in two meets...clocked a career-best 8K time of 27:01.10 at the Rocky Mountain Shootout...finished 16th at the Woody Greeno Invitational, following a time of 27:03.10.
HIGH SCHOOL: The Classical Academy...three-time medalist at the Colorado Cross Country Championships...also claimed eight medals at the state track and field meet...total includes one state championship (3200-meter run) and five second-place finishes...11-time state qualifier in track (four times in the 3200-meter run, three times in the 1600-meter run, twice in the 800-meter run and twice as a member of the 4x800-meter relay)...three-time state qualifier in cross country...two-time all-league selection in track...also claimed two all-league selections in cross country, including the Runner of the Year...received the school’s Most Valuable Runner award four times...named to the Nike Southwest XC Regional Team on two occasions (All-Freshman Team, All-Sophomore Team)...earned eight total letters...also earned a varsity letter in basketball...received the team’s Most Inspirational Player Award...lettered four times in academics...five-time academic all-state selection.
PERSONAL: Full name is Conner Nathaniel Wilburn...nickname is “Django”...son of Derrick and Renee Wilburn...has one younger sister, Cayla, and one younger brother, Chandler...majoring in management...future plans include working in acquisitions...served as Element Leader and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection NCO...named to the Athletic Director’s List...hobbies include trash talking, commentating on Coach Cole’s shoe game, giving free “ball is life” clinics, dating teammates’ sisters and not swimming...would like to add “yes, haters, I finally passed swimming”...taught “youngsters how to survive in the wild” over the summer, by working Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...also “became an aerospace engineer with Tweedle and ate way too much”...member of Cadet Squadron 02.
COACH COLE ON CONNER: Over the last year, Conner found himself competing at the front of races and he closes very well. I think he liked the feeling of being up in the front. That should fuel his motivation to train at higher levels, allowing him to compete more and more frequently near the front of races in all three seasons.