Forty-four individuals qualified for BIG EAST in at least one event.
The three-day meet gets underway on Friday.
The Meyo Mile race will get underway at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The freshman continues his stellar rookie campaign by lowering the mark to 1:01.89.
2012 Cross Country Season: Did not compete during the cross country season.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... won the 8K JV race at the National Catholic Championships (25:43.5), defeating 76 other runners ... placed 65th out of 165 runners in the 8K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (26:22) ... led off season with a 36th place finish out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (16:46.7) ... ran in five races during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons ... one of best showings was at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 3,000m setting a personal record in 8:36.46 ... achieved personal records in the mile (4:13.48) at the Notre Dame Invitational and in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:56.16) at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed as a distance runner in the season, racing in the 3,000m run and 5,000m run ... fastest time of the season in the 3,000m came in the indoor season at the Notre Dame Invitational where he finished in 8:40.34 to place second in the event ... also posted fastest time in the 5,000m run on the indoor season at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, crossing in 14:59.83 to finish 24th ... best outdoor time in the 5,000m came at the Gina Relays when he finished in 15:03.72 to earn ninth ... finished second in the 3,000m at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open with a time of 8:44.57 ... placed fifth at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in the 5,000m run with a final time of 15:35.42.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 13th in the 3,000 in 9:03.36 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... opened the season with a 4:31.72 in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered eight times in cross country and track and field at Plainview-Elgin-Millville (Minn.) ... four-time track and field conference champion ... three-time team captain in track and field and twice held the honor on the cross country side ... eight-time Three River all-conference selection ... four-time all-state performer ... five-time all-state academic performer ... named team MVP each of his four years in cross country and track and field ... school record holder in the 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 3,200 relay ... member of student government ... class president ... youngest of three children ... born in Rochester, Minn. ... full name is Thomas Daniel Pesch ... son of Daniel and Kristi Pesch ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting ... enrolled in graduate school in the Mendoza College of Business.