Robert Skinner
Robert Skinner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Lausanne High School

Event:
Mid-distance

Awards:
C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2012)



2011 Outdoor
Middle distance runner continued his improvement off a strong cross country season... Set a personal-best in the 1500m run at the SEMO Invite, finishing 13th in 4:16.72... Broke the two-minute barrier in the 800m run at the Tiger Invitational, finishing 11th following his 1:59.49 mark.

2011 Indoor
Set personal-bests in three events during his first full indoor season with the Tigers... Was 37th in the 800m run at the prestigious McCravy Memorial with a personal-best 2:00.28 run... Opened the year with a sixth-place finish in the mile run at the ASU Kick-off Klassic, with a 4:39.03 mark... Set a personal-best in the mile at the SIU McDonald's with a 4:29.96 run, finishing 10th... Competed in the 3000m run at the C-USA Indoor Championships, coming in 24th following his personal-best 9:19.68 mark.

2010 Cross Country
Moved up to cross country and was one of the big surprises of the season, ascending to a confident second spot behind James Maglasang...Was second Tiger runner across the finish line in each meet...Season-best 26:48 mark in the 8k came at the C-USA Championships, for 48th place.

2010 Outdoor
Steadily improved as the season went along...finished a season-best 12th at the Joey Haines Invitational with a 2:00.03 run...broke the two-minute barrier for the first time during the prelims at the conference championships, running the 800m run with a 1:59.00.

2010 Indoor
Walk-on turned some heads during his first season with the Tigers...set a season-best 2:02.01 mark in his second meet, finishing 29th at the Hoosier Hills...tied that mark when he came in a surprising second at the Redhawk Invite.

Prior to Memphis
Played basketball at Randolph College, on the first men's basektball team in school history...Played basketball and lacrosse at Lausanne High School.

Personal
Robert Skinner and Vickie Baselski...Birthday is Sept. 6.

Skinner's Best Cross Country Performance

Event

Best

Meet/Date

Cross Country

26:41.00

C-USA Championships 11/1/10

Skinner's Best Indoor Performances

800m Run

2:00.28s

McCravy Memorial 1/29/11

Mile Run

4:29.96s

SIU McDonald's 2/5/11

3000m Run

9:19.68s

C-USAChampionships 2/26/11

Skinner's Best Outdoor Performances

800m Run

1:59.00s

C-USA Championships 5/16/10

1500m Run

4:16.72s

SEMO Invite 4/2/11

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