Silas Dekalita
Silas Dekalita
Year: So
Hometown: Clio, Mich.
High School: Clio

2013: Ran 26:52.25 to place Third in the 8k Ray Helsing Bulldog Invite (Sept. 7). Finished 49th in the 2013 Spartan Invitational (Sept. 13), with a time of 25:40. Recorded a time of 25:53.09 to take Ninth in the 2013 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic (Oct. 5) in Louisville, Ky. Clocked a 26:30.76 to finish Fourth in the 2013 Michigan Intercollegiate Championships at Hillsdale College on October 11. Placed 19th at the GLIAC Cross Country Championships (Oct. 26) in Houghton, Mich. with a time of 25:59.7. Closed out the season in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 9), Dekalita ran personal best a 33:10 to finish 59th on the 10k course.

Track PR’s:

1600M:  4:31
3000m:  8:45
3200m:  9:44
5000m:  15:05
10000m: 31:35

Cross Country PR’s:
8k:  25:40
10k: 33:10


  • Member of Finance Association


  • Ran a personal best of 8:45 in the 3k at the 2013 GVSU Big Meet Indoors
  • Ran a season and personal best 5k time of 15:05 at the 2013 Hillsdale College Gina Relays
  • Ran a season and personal best 10k time of 31:35 at the 2013 GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships placing 7th overall and earning ALL-GLIAC honors.
  • Qualified for the 2013 U.S.A. Outdoor Junior Track & Field Championships in the 10k



  • Playing bass
  • Attending concerts
  • Reading and listening to records


  • Son of Samuel DeKalita and Tara Foley
  • Siblings: Joseph, Zakk, Samuel, Nathanael, and Gary (brothers) Victoria (sister)


Clio Area High School (2012)

  • Graduate with academic honors
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • BPA President
  • Rotary Student of the Month
  • BPA and DECA State Qualifier
  • First Team All-League XC
  • Third Team All-League Track & Field