David Westcott
David Westcott
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Millbrook (N.Y.)
Events: Distance

Coming off of a good fall season in cross country … Coaches forecast him to showcase big improvements and compete amongst the top runners in the conference.

2017 Cross Country: Strong bounce back season on the cross country course culminated in all-conference honors thanks to an 18th-place finish at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 28) … Helped Wooster to its first top four showing at the league meet since 2013 with a career-best 26:22.9 … Followed up with a 27:09.1 at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11), good for a spot in the top 100 … Placed 10th at the Otterbein Invitational (Sept. 16) with time of 27:43.4.

2017 Outdoor: Totaled three top-eight performances through seven competitions … Set a personal-best 9:57.65 to win the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Kenyon Spring Invitational (April 22) … Ran a personal-best 4:20.75 in the 1500 meters at the Bob Kahn Invitational (April 8) en route to a runner-up finish … Missed scoring at the NCAC Championships (May 6) by one position with a ninth-place run of 10:12.98 in the steeplechase.

2017 Indoor: Made one appearance, running an indoor personal-best 4:53.76 mile time at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 18).

2016 Cross Country: Did not compete.

2016 Outdoor: Nearly had a breakthrough performance at the NCAC Championships (May 6) … Just missed scoring in the 3000-meter steeplechase, taking ninth with a time of 10:20.07 … Turned in a season-best clip of 10:02.77 in the steeplechase at the Wooster Invitational, placing sixth (April 1-2).

2016 Indoor: Competed in the 3000 meters (9:15.19) at the NCAC Championships (March 4-5) … Placed fourth in the 3000 (9:19.36) at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 20).

2015 Cross Country: Earned a spot on the regional squad, turning in a 28:43.0 at the Great Lakes Regional Championships (Nov. 14) … Placed 69th at the NCAC Championships with a 28:20.3 8000 meters time … Clocked in at 28:27.7 at the All-Ohio Championships (Oct. 2) and 28:33.2 at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic (Oct. 16).

Prior to Wooster: Earned three letters in cross country and two in track and field at Millbrook School … Set five school records … Two-time team captain for both cross country and track & field.

Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1995 … Son of Mark and Carla Westcott … Majoring in psychology.