George Letner

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Baldwin City, Kan.
High School Baldwin


Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team


Finished a team best 3rd at the Bob Timmons Classic 5k (8/31) with a time of 19:31.9

Finished sixth for the Jayhawks and 11th overall at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) in the men’s 6K race with a time of 20:00.4 … Placed 13th overall and finished fifth for KU at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) with an 8K time of 25:09.8 … Finished 172nd in the men’s 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with a time of 25:48.03 … Placed 25th overall in the men’s 8K at the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 24:58.3 … Finished 76th overall in the men’s 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) with a time of 32:32.4.

Earned Academic All-Big 12 Honors after earning a perfect 4.0 GPA … Saw action in five events of the Jayhawks season … Kicked off the season with an eighth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic (9/2) where he finished the 6K loop in 19:29.7 … Took 15th place at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic (9/30) finishing the 8K in 25:53.4 … Completed the 8K in 26:22.9 which was good for a 271st place finish at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) … A member of the Jayhawk group that traveled to compete at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28) where he finished 61st after crossing the finish line in 25:45.5 … Competed in the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/10) where he finished the 10K loop with a time of 31:09.4, good for 119th place.

Utilized redshirt season.

Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track for coach Mike Spielman at Baldwin High School …took second place at the 2015 4A Kansas State Track & Field Championships in the 3,200 meters with a personal-best time of 9:51.37 … First-place finisher in the 2016 Frontier League Championships in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:05.69 … Named to all-league and all-region teams in all four seasons … Broke school records in the 4×800-meter relay (7:59), 4×1600-meter relay (18:38), distance medley relay (10:50) and Steeplechase (6:30) … Claimed first place and achieved a personal-best 5K time of 15:51 at the 2015 Sabetha Invitational … Named to the honor roll all four years.

Son of Brett and Jennifer Letner … Majoring in biology … Aspires to become a family physician or pediatrician and conduct medical research.