|City/State:||San Diego, Calif.|
|High School:||University City|
2013 and 2014 1,500 Meters NCAA Champion
Two School Records
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...Outdoor – Back-to-back 1,500 meters NCAA national champion…ran a 3:39.09, earned his seventh All-America honor of his career…won the Pepsi Dual with a 3:44.04 in the 1,500 meters…took third at the Oregon Twilight… helped lead the 4xMile and DMR teams to victories at the Penn Relays, recorded a 16:09.67 in the 4xMile and a 9:25.40 in the DMR…tried out the 800 meters at the Pac-12 Championships, finished third and showed his versatility with a time of 1:50.67…Indoor – Placed third at the NCAA Championships in the mile, racked up his sixth All-America accolade…won at the UW Invitational as a member of the DMR team that clocked a time of 9:28.91…ran the mile in 3:58.25 and claimed the Husky Classic title…finished fifth at the MPSF Championships in the 800 meters…Season Bests – Outdoor – 800 Meters – 1:50.01, Pac-12 Championships Preliminary, Pullman, Wash., (5/17/14); 1,500 Meters – 3:39.09, NCAA Championships, Pullman, Wash., (6/14/14); Indoor – Mile – 3:58.25, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash., (3/1/14); 800 Meters – 1:50.06, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash., (3/1/14).
2012-13: Outdoors - 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).
2009-10: Outdoors - Ranked 20th nationally at 1,500 meters (third among freshmen). Finished sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Pac-10 Championships in a personal-best 3:43.21. Thrilled crowd in his Hayward Field debut by winning the 800 meters in a personal-best 1:49.19 to help Oregon win the Pepsi Team Invitational. Came back a week later and captured the 1,500 meters against UCLA in a personal-best 3:46.62 to help Oregon win that dual meet. Was named the Pac-10 athlete of the week after running in three relays - two wins and a runner-up - at the Penn Relays. Ran the 800 leg on Oregon’s winning distance medley relay (9:30.60), led off the winning four-mile relay (16:15.14) and had the second leg on the runner-up 4x800 meter relay (1:47.64). Set an outdoor personal best in the mile at the Oregon Twilight, running 3:59.88. Finished solid freshman season at the NCAA West Regional, where he ran 3:45.08 in the opening round of the 1,500 to advance to the quaterfinals where he placed 15th in 3:44.13, which was less than a second off his PR. Indoors - The national runner-up in the mile. Broke Galen Rupp’s school record in the indoor mile by clocking 3:57.70 at the Husky Classic on Feb. 13. Was second overall and the top collegian in that race as his time was an NCAA automatic qualifier. Two weeks earlier at the Texas A&M Challenge, helped Oregon record the fastest distance medley time in the nation, 9:29.82, running as the lead (1,200 meter) leg. Also ran 4:03.49 to win the mile at that meet. Ran the 800 leg on the DMR squad that took seventh at the MPSF meet (9:53.68). At his first NCAA Championships, was the national runner-up in the mile, finishing in 4:01.63 as the top freshman in the race to help Oregon tie for second in the team competition. Cross Country - Competed unattached at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, but was Oregon’s top freshman finisher (26th, 24:18.88). In his varsity debut, finished in the top 25 percent of the field at the Pre-National Invitational (52nd, 24:42.3, 8,000 meters). Made Pac-10 debut to begin the championships season (33rd, 24:11.74). Was also Oregon’s only freshman to run at the NCAA West Regional. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:49.19, Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/10/10); 1,500 Meters - 3:43.21, Pac-10 Championships, Berkeley, Calif. (5/16/10); Mile - 3:59.88 (PR), Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/8/10). Indoors - Mile - 3:57.70 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/13/10).
Prep: The 2009 Pan American Junior Champion in the 1,500 meters was also the California state champion in both cross country and at 1,600 meters as a senior. After winning the cross country title his senior season in 16:00 (3.04 mile course), cemented his status as one of the nation’s top prep runners by winning the junior mile at the Feb. 7 Reebok Boston Indoor Games in 4:09.06. Outdoors as a senior, captured his first CIF title at 1,600 meters, running a personal-best 4:05.33 in the state final. He was also the city champion at 800 meters and ran a prep-best 1:50.31 at that distance at the Triton Invitational early in the season. During the summer of 2009, set a high school best in the mile by running 4:02.90 at the Portland Track Festival before going on to win the national title at 1,500 meters (3:47.44) at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene. Then, claimed his first international victory by winning the 1,500 meters at the Pan American Junior Championships in 3:48.04. He was named the San Diego Union-Tribune Runner of the Year. As a junior, finished third in the state at 1,600 meters in 4:13.33. During his sophomore season, was ninth in the state cross country meet (15:37, 5,000 meters) and second in the 1,600 meters (4:08.09). High School Bests: 800 Meters - 1.50.31, 2009; Mile - 4:02.90, 2009; 1,600 Meters - 4:05.33, 2009; 3,200 Meters - 9:03.79.
Personal: Major is sociology.
800 Meters - 1:46.32,
Victoria International Classic,
Victoria, B.C., 7/5/13
1,500 Meters - 3:38.35,
Harry Jerome International,
Burnaby, B.C., 7/1/13
Mile - 3:57.70 (i),
Seattle, Wash., 2/13/10
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2014 – 1,500 Meters, 1st, 3:39.09
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 1st, 3:50.25
NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2014 – Mile, 3rd, 4:04.13
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
2014 – 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 1:50.67
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)