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Craig Engels

Craig  Engels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pfafftown, N.C.

High School:
Ronald Reagan

Last College:
NC State

Event:
Distance

OUTDOOR YR:
JR

06/24/2017

Kendricks, Saunders Claim U.S. Titles Saturday

Ole Miss Alum Sam Kendricks Wins Pole Vault, Current Rebel Raven Saunders Shot Put

06/21/2017

Fifteen Rebels to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships

Competing for Chance to Represent Team USA at IAAF World Championships

06/12/2017

Ole Miss Athletes Earn Eight All-America Honors at NCAA Outdoors

Five Rebels Make First Team All-America, Three on Second Team

06/09/2017

Ole Miss Men Finish 14th at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Craig Engels, MJ Erb, Brian Williams All Place Top Four in Their Events

06/07/2017

Engels, Erb Advance on Day One of NCAA Championships

Craig Engels Wins Heat, will be Top Seed in Friday's 1500m Final

2015-16

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: Had a sensational performance in Eugene, missing out on the Team USA Olympic roster by one spot in the 800m and two in the 1500m … Placed fourth in the 800m with a personal-best time of 1:46.03 … Finished fifth in the 1500m with a personal-best and school-record time of 3:37.66.

OUTDOOR: Earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors after a seventh-place finish in the 1500m (3:43.23) at the NCAA Championships … One of the first two men in school history (along with Robert Domanic) to make the NCAA 1500m final … Finished 11th in the 1500m at the NCAA East Prelims (3:44.19) which qualified him for the NCAA Championships … SEC Champion in the 1500m with a time of 3:50.71 … First Ole Miss man to win the SEC 1500m title … Finished 16th overall in the 5000m at the SEC Championships with a time of 14:36.57 … All-SEC first team … Set a school record and placed second in the 1500m at the Florida Relays with a time of 3:38.82, which ranked him No. 3 in the NCAA in 2016 … Placed second in the 800m at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 1:47.06 … Had a fourth-place finish in the 1500m at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 3:40.41 … Finished first overall in the 800m at the Texas Invitational with a time of 1:47.17 … CoSIDA Academic All-District VIUSTFCCCA Track & Field All-AcademicSEC Academic Honor Roll.

INDOOR: Earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors as the 800m leg of the Rebels’ distance medley relay team that placed third at the NCAA Championships … Ran 800m leg of the SEC Champion DMR team that won the third-straight DMR crown for Ole Miss at the SEC Championships … Finished seventh in the 800m at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:49.86 … All-SEC first team … Finished eighth in the mile at the Iowa State Classic with a season-best time of 4:01.80 … Finished fifth in the 800m at the Penn State National with an indoor personal-best time of 1:47.75 that ranks him fourth in school history … Ran 800m leg of the fourth-place DMR team at the Penn State National that set a school record with a time of 9:30.48 … Placed third in the 800m at the Conference Clash with a time of 1:49.

CROSS COUNTRY: Finished 160th overall at the NCAA Championships with a 10K time of 31:31.7 … Finished 15th in the 9.725K at the NCAA South Region Championships with a time of 31:09.2, earning All-Region honors … Placed second on the team and 16th overall at the SEC Championships with an 8K time of 24:00.00 … Finished 158th and fourth on the team in the 8K at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 24:47.8 … Finished 26th overall and fifth on the team at the Greater Louisville Classic with an 8K time of 24:36.7 … USTFCCCA XC All-AcademicSEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15

OUTDOOR:
Earned USTFCCCA Second Team All-America honors in the 800m by finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:47.33, the eighth-fastest time of the semifinals and .04 seconds from advancing … finished third at the NCAA East Prelims with a time of 1:47.16 in the 800m … earned bronze in the 1500m at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:45.37 … All-SEC second team … finished 10th in the 5000m at the SEC Championships (14:20.27) … raced to a personal-best 800m time of 1:46.13 at the LSU Invitational that ranks him No. 2 in school history … made his 1500m Rebel debut at the Virginia Challenge, breaking the school record with a time of 3:40.28 … made his outdoor Rebel debut at the Border Clash in the 800m, finishing second with a time of 1:48.27.

INDOOR: Helped Ole Miss to its best indoor conference finish in 31 years … ran the 1600m leg of the Rebels’ SEC Champion distance medley relay team … All-SEC first team … finished runner-up in the mile at the SEC Championships (4:03.76) … clocked a personal-best 4:01.19 in the mile at the Husky Classic for a 12th-place finish and a No. 4 ranking in school history … finished second in the mile (4:01.49) at the Vanderbilt Invitational … Made his Rebel debut at the Auburn Invitational, placing third in the mile with a time of 4:05.51.

BEFORE OLE MISS: A member of the NC State track and cross country teams from 2012-14 under coach Rollie Geiger ... Won a gold medal in the 1,500 meters (3:53.12) at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Colombia ... Team USA's captain at the Pan American Juniors ... won a silver medal in the 1,500 (3:46.77) at the 2013 USA Junior Championships ... did not compete for NC State during the 2013 or 2014 outdoor seasons or the 2013 indoor season ... ran on the distance medley relay team that finished sixth at the 2014 ACC Indoor Championships ... competed in the season-opening Wolfpack Invitational during the 2013 cross country season, finishing seventh overall in 15:12.3 ... redshirted during the 2012 cross country season ... attended Ronald Reagan High School and competed for coach Chris Catton ... a two-time high school All-American and winner of the 2012 Penn Relays high school mile ... 2012 Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year for North Carolina ... MVP of the 2012 NCHSAA 4A Outdoor State Championships ... 2012 state champion in the 800 and 1,600 outdoors, and the 1,000 and 1,600 indoors ... also won the state championship in the 1,000 as a junior and anchored the state championship 4x800 relay team ... finished sixth in the mile at the adidas Grand Prix in a personal-best of 4:03.96 ... achieved a personal best of 8:55.51 in the 3,200 ... finished third at the NCHSAA 4A State Championships in cross country as a senior ... volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1994 ... son of Todd and Dawn Engels.

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