Senior plays vital role in contributing to first conference championship since 1980
Men claim first league title since 1980, Women first in program history
Senior writes of supporting teammates through injury and adversity
Senior turns in 8th fastest 5000m time in the nation
2013-14: Saw action in three cross country meets during his senior year...Opened the season with a 26th place finish (26:46.9) at the elite Notre Dame Invitational...Grabbed a 58th place finish (26:41.2) at Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
2012-13: Saw action in five cross country meets...Opened the season with a 52nd-place finish at the Illini Challenge, finishing with a time of 21:23...Posted a season-best 35th-place finish (26:23) at the Illinois Intercollegiate...Placed 132nd at the 40th Annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a time of 27:04...Finished second (8:34.05) in the 3,000m Run Final at the 2013 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships...Came in third (8:48.15) in the same event in his first action of the indoor season at the Iowa Open...Placed fifth (4:16.30) in the Mile Run at the Grand Valley State Big Meet...Top finish of the outdoor campaign came at the Benedictine Twilight Invitational when he finished fourth (10:07.19) in the 3,000m Steeplechase...Recorded a sixth-place finish in the same event at the 2013 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 9:50.86...Also saw action at the Raleigh and Mt. SAC Relays...Horizon League Honor Roll selection.
2011-12: Finished ninth in the indoor mile at the Margaret Bradley Invitational with season-best time of 4:34.38 ... Finished 22nd in the 5,000m at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship ... Took 10th in the 3,000m at the Ted Haydon Invitational in first career outdoor appearance ... Posted personal-best times of 4:17.42 in the 1,500m at the Tom Botts Invite and 15:38.43 in the 5K at the Musco Twilight.
2010-11: Competed in four cross country meets ... Finished 15th at the Vincentian Cup Invite with a four-mile time of 21:50 ... Grabbed 23rd-place finish at the UW Parkside Midwest Open (27:03) ... Also competed at the Roy Griak Invite (27:36) and the Bradley Classic (26:12) ... Recorded season-best time of 4:23.41 in the mile at North Central ... Was second on the team in both the indoor 3K (8:41.88) and 5K (15:15.94) ... Did not compete during the outdoor track season.
2009-10: Competed in each of the first four cross country meets ... Finished 20th at the DePaul Opener with a four-mile time of 21:15 ... Finished 69th in a field of 334 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Also competed at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational and the Pre-National meet.
High School: Qualified for state cross country meet all four years...won 2006 cross country regional championship...helped team to a sectional championship and a fifth-place finish at 2008 state cross country meet...team won track and field sectional championship all four years...took 15th at state championships in 3200m...cross country team MVP in 2007...named team captain senior year.