Stephen Bernau
Stephen Bernau
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Courtland, Minn.
High School: Nicollet
Major: Lutheran Elementary Education

2014 Season (Junior): Competed at six meets...Ran a personal-best time of 26:57.8, nearly a full minute better than previous PR, at the NACC Championships (Nov. 1), placing 19th in the race...Improved time from first 8K of season by over two minutes...Ended year by running a 27:03.90 at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional (Nov. 15)...Recorded a 27:48.7 at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational (Oct. 18)...Also competed at the CUW Invitational (Sept. 13, 29:07.1) and the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 27, 30:39.4)...Ran a two-mile in a time of 11:08.5 at the Maranatha Baptist-CUW Dual (Aug. 30).

2013 Season (Sophomore): Competed in all six events...Ran a career-best 27:54 at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regionals (November 16)...Personal-best top his previous season-best by nearly a minute...Was under 29 minutes in four of six races...Ran a 28:59 at the NACC Championships (November 2)...Clocked in at 28:36.9 at the Wisconsin Private College Championships (October 19).

2012 Season (Freshman): Competed in five events...Ran a season-best time of 29:13.17 at the Wisconsin Private College Championships (Oct. 13)...Placed 59th at the Northern Athletics Conference Championships, finishing the 8K in 29:30.65...Crossed the finish line in 29:47.2 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Sept. 21).

High School (Nicolett): Helped the track & field team win a Gopher Conference title four times...Helped the football team win a sectional championship his senior year...Named All-GC in cross country...Named All-Valley Conference in basketball and track & field...Earned varsity letters in cross country, football, basketball and track & field.

Personal: Son of Wayne and Donna...Has six brothers, Jonathan, Josh, Joe, James, Jeremiah and Samuel...Has two sister, Becky and Ruth.