2 School Records (Mile-i, Distance Medley Relay-i)
Brilliant return to the track in 2013 following nearly two-year absence due to injury culminated in the NCAA 1,500 meter championship. Was also a finalist in the 1,500 at the U.S. Track and Field Championships and set PR’s in both the 800 and 1,500. National runner-up in the indoor mile in 2010 set the school record in that event (3:57.70). Pac-10 scorer at 1,500 meters in 2010. U.S.A. and Pan American Junior Champion (1,500 meters) was also the California cross country and 1,500 meter titlist as a prep senior. Nationally, ranked second in the mile (4:02.90) and sixth at 800 meters (1:50.31) among all high schoolers in 2009.
2013-14: Cross Country - Ran a 23:46.72 in the 8,000 meters at the NCAA Pre-National meet and finished 16th in his first race of the 2013 season. Took 10th at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships 8,000-meter race in his second race of the year with a time of 25:23. Crossed the finish line at 29:58 taking 13th at the NCAA West Regionals on the 10,000-meter course at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Ran a 31:05.0 at the NCAA Cross Country Championship race finishing in 77th. Earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors.
2012-13: Outdoors - NCAA Champion, 1,500 meters. U.S. Track and Field Championships, 1,500 meters. Return to the track was one of the best stories in track and field in 2013. After missing nearly two years due to injury, came back to win the NCAA title at 1,500 meters. Was also a 1,500 meter finalist at the U.S. Championships and set PRs in the 800 and 1,500. Opened outdoor season by winning the 800 at the Pepsi Team Invitational in a then-personal best 1:48.70. Caught national attention by winning the 1,500 meters against Arkansas in a then-PR 3:40.21. Wrapped up April by anchoring Oregon’s victorious 4xMile relay squad at the Penn Relays (16:17.57). In the championship season, helped Oregon win its seventh straight Pac-12 title by taking third in the 1,500 (3:42.20). Cruised through the West Preliminary 1,500 rounds before running smart races to win his first NCAA crown. Was dominant in winning his semifinal heat in 3:41.21. In the final, patiently waited out a sluggish first half of the race to kick away from the field and win in 3:50.25. After the college season, took sixth in the 1,500 at the U.S. Track and Field Championships (3:46.06). Followed that with two personal bests in Canada. Finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Harry Jerome International in 3:38.35. That was the eighth fastest time in school history. Wrapped up season by running a personal best 800 meters of 1:46.32 at the Victoria International Classic. That was the sixth-best time in school history. Indoors - All-American, Mile. Late start to the season before breaking 4:00 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3:58.90) to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Took 12th in the mile at the NCAA Championships (4:02.18) to earn second team all-America honors. Cross Country - Ran first race of the season at the NCAA Championships and finished with a time of 32:04.8 (10,000 meters). Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:46.32 (PR), Victoria International Classic, Victoria, B.C. (7/5/13); 1,500 Meters - 3:38.35 (PR), Harry Jerome International, Burnaby, B.C. (7/1/2103). Indoors - Mile - 3:58.90, Alex Wilson Invitational, South Bend, Ind. (3/1/13).
2011-12: Outdoors - Did not compete due to injury. Indoors - Redshirt season. Cross Country - Did not compete due to injury.
2010-11: Outdoors - Redshirt season. Indoors - NCAA qualifer in the mile. Solid season debut in the mile at the Husky Classic, where he ran 4:01.04. Took the opening leg (2:56) of the winning distance medley at the MPSF Championships that ran the second-fastest time in NCAA history, 9:26.78. Made the NCAA meet by running 3:59.03 in the mile at the UW Final Qualifier. At the NCAA Championships, ran a strong lead leg on the distance medley relay and also was in the mile. Cross Country - Redshirt season. Season Bests: Indoors - Mile - 3:59.03, UW Final Qualifier, Seattle, Wash. (3/5/11).
1,500 Meters - 3:38.35,
Seattle, Wash., 2/13/10
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 1st, 3:50.25
NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2013 - Mile, 12th, 4:02.18
2011 - Mile, 16th, 4:08.16
2011 - Distance Medley Relay, 10th, 9:48.00
2010 - Mile, 2nd, 4:01.63
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2013 - 77th, 31:05.0
2012 - 220th, 32:04.8
2009 - 49th, 31:58.69
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2013 - 13th, 29:58
2009 - 49th, 31:58.69
Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 3:42.20
2010 - 1,500 Meters, 6th, 3:43.21 (Pac-10)
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2013 - 10th, 25:23
2009 - 33rd, 24:11.74 (Pac-10)