Cross Country

Pat Cassady
Pat Cassady

RS Senior

Flushing, Mich.

High School:


Cross Country/Distance



Oakland Cross Country Runs Strong in 2012

Brittni Hutton became OU's second women's individual champion.


Hutton, Cassady Pace Oakland at NCAA Great Lakes Regionals

The women finished 22nd and the men finished 23rd.


Oakland Cross Country Set to Compete in NCAA Great Lakes Regional

The women's 6K begins at 1 p.m. ET and the men's 10K starts at 2:15 ET.


Hutton Wins Summit League Championship, Oakland Teams Fourth

Brittni Hutton won the women's Summit League Championship


Hutton, O'Connor Pace Oakland Cross Country at Spartan Invitational

Brittni Hutton earned a 16th place finish among the seven Division I teams competing.


Summit League Cross Country Championship - Oct. 27, 2012

Oakland hosted the 2012 Summit League Cross Country Championships at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course.

Cross Country

▪ Earned All-Summit League second team after finishing 11th at The Summit League Championships (Oct. 27)
▪ Finished league event with team-best time of 26:02.2 in the 8K
▪ Ran 33:12 in the 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional for team-best 95th place (Nov. 9)
▪ Finished ninth at the IPFW Invitational with a time of 28:36.86 (Sept. 8)
▪ Earned 11th-place finish at the Golden Grizzly Open with a 6K time of 20:25.5 (Aug. 31)

▪ Redshirted

▪ Was among the top three in all six races he ran
Ran 25:18.10 (8K) to place 10th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 30)
Ran 26:02.10 (8K) to win the Michigan Intercollegiates (Oct.8) and earn All-Michigan honors
Won the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 4)
Earned Academic All-Summit League honors

▪ Was the number two runner on the team in all six races he ran
Ran 25:51.30 (8K) to place eighth and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 31)
Recorded the fifth fastest 8K time in school history of 24:59.87 at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 3).
Earned Academic All-Summit League honors

Ran in five races, finishing among the top five on the team four times
Ran 20:45 (4 miles) to place 12th at the Tommy Titan Invitational, the fifth fastest time in school history
Earned Academic All-Summit League honors

Cassady's Career Bests:
6K - 19:07.00 (2009)
8K - 24:54.00 (2010)
10K - 31:07.31 (2010)

Track and Field

2012 Indoor
▪ Finished sixth in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:34.96 at the IPFW Quadrangular Meet (Jan. 28)
▪ Ran a season-best 3,000-meter run time of 9:21.60 at the Youngstown State National Invitational (Feb. 3)

2011 Outdoor:
▪ Redshirt

2011 Indoor:
▪ Had two top 10 finishes

2010 Outdoor:
▪ Placed sixth in the 10,000 at The Summit League Championship (May 13)
▪ Earned all-league honors prior to the championship meet in the 10,000
▪ Ran 30:48.96 to set the school record in the 10,000 at the Gina Relays (April 23)
▪ Had four top 10 finishes

2010 Indoor:
▪ Redshirt

2009 Outdoor:
▪ Earned all-league honors for placing third in the 10,000 at The Summit League Championship
▪ Was seventh in the 5000 at the league meet as well
▪ Won the 5000 at the Toledo Invitational (5/1)
▪ Represented Oakland at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championship (6/28), finishing 13th in the 5K with a time of 15:16.83

2009 Indoor:
▪ Placed seventh in the 5000 at The Summit League Championship
▪ Had three top 10 finishes

High School:
Earned three letters for coach George Hackney
Earned Division I All State honors as a junior
Helped his team qualify for the state championship meet as a sophomore and senior
Placed sixth as a senior to earn All-State honors
Helped his team win the Big 9 conference title his last two seasons
▪ Also earned three letters in track, where he also served as captain for two years
▪ Was the conference champion in the 1600-meter run in 2007 and 2008 as a junior and senior and the 3200-meter run as a senior

Parents: Son of Teresa and Timothy Cassady.

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