Peter Cotsirilos
Peter Cotsirilos
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
High School: New Trier Township HS
Experience: 3Y

2017-18 -- Track: Earned a career-best 1,500-meter performance of 3:47.61 at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa on April 20 ... his PR closed the entirety of the 2018 season ranking among the top 100 (No. 94 regionally) west of the NCAA’s Mississippi dividing line ... almost won the Big West title for the 1,500m, taking second place at the conference finals, in 3:56.37 at CSUN on May 12 ... the same afternoon — on Day 2 of the Big West meet — he added a 17th-place time in the 5,000 meters, at 15:07.17 ... also in the 1,500m, won the event at the 36th annual Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 24; came in third place at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on March 30 (via 3:48.93); and sixth at UCLA’s Invitational April 14 (3:48.10) ... made the Big West All-Academic Team altogether for the sixth time in his career, in addition to earning Conference Commissioner’s Honors. Cross Country: Selected as Big West Conference Athlete of the Week after winning the Fresno XC Invitational on Sept. 9 with a 4-mile time of 20:38.5 ... went on to help lead the Mustangs to their second consecutive Big West title on Oct. 28, via 29 points; posted a crucial third-place individual 8k performance of 24:39.9 at the conference championships to help Cal Poly earn back-to-back trophies ... continued postseason at the NCAA West Regional in Seattle on Nov. 10, taking 113th with a 10k of 31:54.6 ... began fall with a 16th-place 26:17.10 at the Lagoon Open vs. UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 2, when Cal Poly won the Blue-Green Rivalry Meet 17-44 ... also added an 89th-place 25:12.6 at Oregon’s Invitational on Sept. 29 ... earned fifth career Big West All-Academic Team accolade.

2016-17 -- Track: Finished fifth in the 1,500-meter finals at the Big West Conference Championships at Cal State Fullerton on May 13, with a time of 3:56.35 ... his season-best 1,500m performance, 3:52.86, was the runner-up at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 22 ... also came in 18th place in the 5,000m at the Big West Championships, in 15:30.57 ... for the fourth time in his career, made the Big West All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Helped lead the Mustangs to the Big West Conference title with a dominant score of 18 points, as he came in ninth place individually around Kahuku Golf Course in Hawai’i on Oct. 29, with an 8k time of 25:27.3 ... earned his third overall Big West All-Academic Team accolade ... began the season with an eighth-place performance of 25:02.74 at the Lagoon Open hosted by UCSB on Sept. 3, contributing to the Mustangs’ 19-40 victory ... added a 31st-place time of 24:53.1 at the UC Riverside Invite on Sept. 17 ... closed his fall by taking 110th place at the NCAA West Regional meet at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento on Nov. 11, at 32:07.6 for the 10k.

2015-16 -- Track: Ran the squad’s fastest 1,500-meter race all spring, 3:49.30, at the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk on April 16 ... went on to also finish 10th at the Big West Conference Championships on May 13, running Jack Rose Track in 3:54.65 ... won Heat 6 of the event at the Stanford Invite on April 1 at 3:51.94 ... also competed in the 5,000m at Long Beach State on May 14, finishing 24th in the conference at 15:22.51 ... his top 800m performance, a runner-up 1:54.96 at the Big West Double Dual on March 12, equaled his PR from the previous season ... also made his second consecutive Big West All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Closed his redshirt freshman season with an 18th-place finish at the Big West Championships at UC Riverside on Oct. 31, with an 8k time of 24:59.47 ... posted a third-place 26:44.9 at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 17 ... opened the year with a 20th-place 27:12.50 at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 5, followed by a 31st-place 19:05.7 (in a 6k) at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 11 and a 53rd-place 24:52.0 at Stanford on Sept. 26 ... earned conference all-academic honors.

2014-15 -- Track: Came in eighth place in the 1,500-meter final at the Big West Conference Championships hosted by UC Riverside on May 16, with a time of 3:56.27 ... his season-best performance, a runner-up 3:50.30, came at the ShareSLO Invitational at home on March 28. Cross Country: Competing unattached at the Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 18, clocked a time of 28:19.0, earning 10th place.

Prep -- At New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill., had the eighth-fastest 1,600-meter time in the state as a senior (4:13.22) ... also ran a 9:42.70 in the 3,200m ... was a two-year All-Central Suburban League selection for the Trevians ... took 17th at the 2013 3A state finals in cross country, with a 3-mile performance of 14:57 ... was an honor roll student every semester.

Personal -- Born on Feb. 5, 1996 in Wilmette, Ill. ... son of Steve and Dianne ... majors in Mechanical Engineering.