Aidan DeSanto
Aidan DeSanto
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: McCordsville, Ind.
High School: Cathedral
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2017 (Senior): Was among the team’s top-three finishers in all seven races he competed in during the year… Was the squad’s top finisher in the first two events of the year, placing second at the Sudeck Sundown Classic and 10th at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational… Notched a season-best 8K time of 26:10.5 at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing 13th among Division III competitors at the meet… Was the team’s second finisher and 33rd overall at the UAA Championships… Added a 55th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships… Recipient of the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Award… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/19:33.8/2nd place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • OWU Invitational: 8K/26:13.5/10th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • Allegheny Classic: 4 miles/20:48/17th place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • All-Ohio Championships: 8K/26:10.5/57th place - 13th DIII (Team Finish: 3rd)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 8K/26:50.1/14th place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • UAA Championships: 8k/27:16.8/33rd place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • NCAA DIII Great Lakes Region Championship: 8K/26:47.9/55th place (Team Finish: 3rd)

2016 (Sophomore): Competed in six races during the year, finishing among the team’s top five competitors in each, and was in the top-three on five occasions… Was the team’s second finisher at the Yellowjacket Invitational, placing 15th overall with a time of 26:42.6… Finished 51st at the NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 26:08.5, third among CWRU runners… Placed 47th at the UAA Championships… Was 30th among DIII competitors at the All-Ohio Championships… Ran a career-best 8K time of 25:44.5 at the Inter-Regional Rumble, finishing 38th overall… Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/19:44.0/2nd place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 8K/26:42.6/15th place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • All Ohio XC Championships: 8K/27:10.2/30th Place Div.III/99th Overall (Team Finish: 3rd)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble: 8K/25:44.5/38th place (Team Finish: 3rd)
  • UAA Championship: 8K/26:16.79/47th Place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • NCAA Regional: 8K/26:08.5/51st place (Team Finish: 3rd)

2015 (Junior): Was the Spartans’ eighth finisher at the Calvin Knight Invitational, placing 87th overall with a time of 26:53.6… Ran a career-best 8K time of 26:20.5 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble, finishing 134th overall… Competed at the UAA Championships, finishing 60th overall and eighth among Spartan finishers… Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:56.3/18th place
  • Calvin Knight Invitational: 8K/26:53.6/87th place
  • All Ohio XC Championships: 8K/27:07.6/60th place
  • Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble: 8K/26:20.5/134th place
  • UAA Cross Country Championships: 8K/26:57.0/60th place

2014 (Freshman): Ran in four varsity races as a freshman...posted a career best time of 27:34.6 in the 8k at the Calvin Knight Invitational.

  • Sudeck Classic 6k/21:10.69/20th
  • Calvin Knight Invitational 8k/27:34.6/100th
  • All-Ohio Championship 8k/27:54.02/79th
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open 8k/27:48.2/23rd

Personal: Earned three varsity letters in cross country as well as four in track at Cathedral High School…Academic All-Indiana honoree in both sports…CHS salutatorian…son of John and Beth DeSanto.