SENIOR (Fall 2009): Cross Country - Competed in four races for the Cougars...finished sixth (third on team) at the Clash of the Inland Northwest...placed 119th at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational...63rd place finish (eighth on team) at the Pac-10 Championships...ended the season with a 99th place finish (seventh on team) at the NCAA West Regionals.
JUNIOR (Fall 2008): Cross Country - Competed in Clash of the Inland Northwest (4th), Roy Griak Invitational (94th), and Pre-Nationals (92nd)...finished 39th (fourth on team) at Pac-10 Championships (10/31/08, Eugene)...finished 83rd (sixth on team) at NCAA West Regional (11/15/08, Palo Alto).
SOPHOMORE (Fall 2007): Cross Country - Competed in five races for the Cougars...scoring runner in three, the Sundodger Invite (20th overall), the Griak Invite (68th), and Pre-Nationals (125th)...finished 57th overall at the Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis) and seventh on the team...was 84th overall and sixth on the team at the NCAA West Regional (11/10/07, Eugene)...JUNIOR (Spring 2008): Indoor - Ran PR time in 3000m of 8:22.83 at Husky Classic (2/16/08, Seattle)...finished19th in 3k at MPSF Championships (8:22.99i)...Outdoor - Solid season of performances...opened season with 1500m PR time of 3:54.73 at Trojan Invite (3/22/08, Los Angeles)...dropped more than a minute off 5k PR time at Stanford Invite running 14:19.39 (4/4/08)...finished 15th in 5k at Pac-10 Championships with time of 14:38.57.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Fall 2006): Cross Country - Competed at Vandal Jamboree (11th), Sundodger (51st), and Montana Invite (20th)...finished 71st overall and ninth Cougar at Pac-10 Championships (10/28/06, Palo Alto)...SOPHOMORE (Winter 2007): Indoor - set career bests in the mile and 3k...finished mile in 4:22.68 at the Cougar Indoor...ran 3k at the Husky Classic in a time of 8:35.04...REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Spring 2007): Outdoor - Ran a PR time in the 1500m of 4:03.60 at the Cougar-Husky Dual meet (4/29/07, Seattle)...tried the steeplechase at Coug Invite (9:57.00).
FRESHMAN (2005-06): Cross Country - Redshirt season...finished 28th at Eastern Washington Invite (10/15/05, Cheney) running unattached...Indoor - Ran best mile time of 4:24.44i at Cougar Indoor (1/28/06, Pullman)...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight varsity letters at Auburn High, four in both track and cross country for coach Greg Isham...captain of track team as a senior... freshman of the year in South Puget Sound League North...named to SPSL all-league first team as a sophomore, junior and senior...finished ninth at state in 1600m and was named SPSL distance runner of the year as a junior...set four course records in cross country as a senior...two-time All-American with the Federal Way Track Club under coach Darryl Genest...5000m PR of 14:58.
PERSONAL. Born in April 1987 in Oklahoma...father Nicholas is an engineer...mother Kevette is a teacher...older brother Michael...older sister Janie...mother ran track at the University of Oklahoma...uncle Mark Van ran track at the University of Washington...majoring in business.
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