George Letner

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

Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Track & Field Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team


2019 CROSS COUNTRY (Jr.)
Finished a team-best third place at the Bob Timmons Classic  6K (8/31) with a time of 19:31.9.

2019 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Recorded a personal-best time of 3:55.43 to finish sixth in the 1,500-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27).

2019 INDOOR (Jr.)
Posted a personal-best time of 14:49.58 in the 5,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9).

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
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.

2018 OUTDOOR (So.)
Won the 5,000-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a personal-best time of 15:09.09 … Recorded a new personal-best time of 14:55.32 in the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) to finish eighth in the quadrangular section … Ran a career-best time of 4:04.95 in the 1,500 meters at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) … Place fourth in the 5,000 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) with a time of 15:14.58.

2018 INDOOR (So.)
Posted a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) with a time of 8:46.92 … Notched a career-best time in the 3,000 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20), placing seventh with a time of 8:34.18.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (R-Fr.)
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.

2017 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/28) with a time of 4:08.63 … Placed 25th in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/19-22) clocking 15:45.32 … Posted a season-best time in the 5,000 meters at the Emporia State Relays (4/1) with a time of 15:33.24, good for 18th place.

2017 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished in second-place as a part of the distance medley relay team at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2/16) that finished with a time of 10:50.08 … Posted a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Jayhawk Classic (1/26-27) with a mark of 8:50.84 … Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Bob Timmons Challenge with a time of 9:02.77.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

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