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Dirk Hudson
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Weston, Mo. (West Platte HS)
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Hudson Videos

2012 -- Competed in every meet during the season... Was UMKC's top finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/1), as he recorded a personal best time of 20:10.1 in a 6K event for the eighth best performance in team history... Placed fourth (8K, 25:51) at the Richard Clark Invitational (9/15)... At the Notre Dame Invitational (9/28), finished 55th (8K, 26:07)... Recorded a personal best time of 25:59 in a 8K race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (10/13) competition... Placed 38th (8K, 27:21.3) at The Summit League Championships (10/27) and 122nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) for a personal best time in a 10K race of 33:16.86... Named to The Summit League's Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence. 

2011 -- Finished 26th in the J.K. Gold Classic (6K) with a personal best time of 20:21.86 on Sept. 3... Crossed the finish line with a personal best time of 16:30.33 for a fifth place finish in the Oral Roberts Invitational (5K) on Sept. 17... Placed 167th in the Cowboy Jamboree (8K) with a personal best time of 26:45.87 on Oct. 1... Finished 251st in the NCAA Pre-Nationals (8K) with a time of 27:23 on Oct. 16... Placed 48th in The Summit League Championships (8K) on Oct. 29 crossing the finish line at 27:24.50... Finished 112th in the NCAA Regional (10K) with a personal best time of 34:11.38 on Nov. 12... Named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Fall Academic All-League Team.

2010 -- Competed in the six meets as a freshman... ran a personal best at The Summit League Cross Country Championships (10/3) in the 8K, finished 53rd with a time of 27:22.3... top finish of the season was at the Hawkeye Invitational (9/3), placed 22nd and ran a personal best 21:08.73... was a Distinguished Scholar and name to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team.

High School -- Was a four-time all-district honoree in cross country... earned all-state honors three years in a row in cross country... cross country team finished second at state in 2007 and 2008... was all-district in the 3,200 meters as a junior... earned all-state and all-district honors in the 3,200 meters and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team as a senior... holds the West Platte high school record in the 4x800-meter relay... ran a personal best 17:08 in the 5,000 meters and 10:05 in the 3,200 meters as a senior... was Valedictorian in 2010... was Student Government treasurer, a member of the National Honor Society and treasurer for the Science Club.

Personal -- Born on April 28, 1992... parents are Rick and Kay Hudson... has one brother, Spencer... majoring in civil engineering.

Career Best Times
5K -- 16:30.33 at Oral Roberts Invitational (9/17/11)
6K -- 20:10.1 at Bob Timmons Classic (9/1/12)
8K -- 25:59 at NCAA Pre-Nationals (10/13/12)
10K -- 33:16.86 at NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9/12)