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Connor Dessert ‘17 Recruiting Profile

  • Moline Sr High School
  • Men's Track
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Connor Dessert's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
Mississippi Valley Track Club
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  • 2015 Highlights

Personal Statement

After my Freshman year, I decided to drop my other sports and focus entirely on track and field. I ran a 2:03 as a freshman, a 1:59 as a sophomore, and a 1:55 as a junior. This year I'm going to run a 1:51.

I understand the most important part of our sport is having mental aptitude, and forging resilience is necessary to succeed. I've come to love grueling workouts and embrace the pain that comes with progress. One of the greatest things resulting from track is the team atmosphere that transcends among us as the season progresses. Hurting, growing, failing, succeeding, and breaking barriers with the guys right by your side brings you close to them .

Academically, I apply myself to my studies zealously. I take my schooling very seriously, and I have always been at the top of my class. I have been in as many AP and honors courses as I can fit in my schedule, and I greatly enjoy the challenges they present.

In college, I plan to be a competitive athlete at the Division 1 level and obtain a degree in Architectural Engineering. Having college level courses at the high school level has prepared me for the strain of being a top level student athlete, thus I feel I will be able to handle the transition from high school to college.

I look forward to talking with you.


Connor Dessert


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 6 years
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2015 Varsity Team
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  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2015 Varsity Team
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  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • 2014 Varsity Team
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Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2015 Mississippi Valley Track Club (17-18 year old division)
  • Notes: Competitive year. Official time 800M: 2:00.03. 4x400M split: 52.2 Qualified for Districts in 800, 400, 4x400. Qualified for Regionals in 800, 400, 4x400. Qualified for AAU Jr. Olympics (Nationals) in 800 and 4x400 (minor injury prior to running 400).
  • 2014 Mississippi Valley Track Club
  • Notes: Non-competitive year. Unofficial 1:59 hand time for 800M.

Coach References

  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Grant Iles (Sprints Coach)
  • High School Head Coach
  • Tauwon Taylor (Distance/XC coach)



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High School Information

High School:
Moline Sr High School
(309) 743-1624

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Dual credit enrollment Composition 101 Precalculus
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Chemistry AP American History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • 4.0+ Honor Roll
  • Award
    • Top 10% of Class Recognition
  • Award
    • IL State Scholar
  • Activity
    • Student Newspaper

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Event 2015 Varsity Te 2015 Varsity Te 2014 Varsity Te
Distance & PR 3-mile: 17:09
4x400M (Split) 52.00
4x800M (Split) 2:02.8 2:03
400M 52.45
800M 1:59.65 2:04


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