Three-time all-American now ranks in the UO career top 10 at both 5,000 and 10,000 meters. One of the veterans of the distance group. NCAA Championships competitor in cross country. A three-time USA Junior Track & Field champion at 10,000 meters. 2011 Pan American Junior Championships winner at 10,000 meters. Impressive prep running career included two USA wins at 10,000 meters and a sixth-place finish at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Time at the 2010 World meet, 29:32.23, ranked No. 6 all-time on the U.S. high school list.
2013-14: Cross Country - Crossed the finished line at 24:42 in Boston, Mass. at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown race finishing 18th (8,000 meters). His fourth-place finish helped guide the men of Oregon to a first-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with a mark of 24:17 in the 8,000 meter. Took 15th with a 23:45.77 finish (8,000 meters) at the NCAA Pre-National race in Terra Haute, Ind. Recorded his second top-10 finish at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships covering the 8,000-meter course in 24:56 for sixth. Helped guide the Men of Oregon to a second-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals coming in at 29:51, good for fifth. Tabbed first-team All-Pac-12 and All-Academic Honorable Mention honors. Covered the NCAA Championship course in 30:56.2 to take 54th overall as the Duck men finished fifth.
2012-13: Outdoors - An NCAA scorer at 10,000 meters. Got season off to a fast start by running a personal best 28:34.71 in a runner-up 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational. That was the seventh-fastest time in school history. Was the 5,000 meter runner-up at the Pepsi Team Invitational (14:05.06). Won the 5K versus Arkansas in 13:59.83. Set a :27 personal best in the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (13:31.70). That was the eighth-fastest time in school history. Impressed durng the championship season. Secured a runner-up finish in the 10,000 meters (28:56.20) to help Oregon win its seventh straight Pac-12 title. Advanced to the NCAA Championships with a 10th place finish in the 10,000 meters at the West Preliminary Rounds (30:23.10). Posted best-ever finish at the national championships, placing sixth in the 10,000 (29:46.45). Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention selection. Indoors - Redshirt seasons. Cross Country- Started out junior season with a strong showing at the Dellinger Invitational, finishing 11th overall with a individual time of 24:00 (8,000 meters). Also matched the team’s average time, helping propel Oregon to a second place finish in the team competition. Proved to be a key contributor for Oregon at the Pre-Nationals recording a time of 23:24.8 (8,000 meters) and placing ninth overall out of 272 runners. Placed fourth in the Pac-12 Conference Championships with a time of 23:28 (8,000 meters) and was instrumental in helping the Oregon team place third in the conference with an average time of 24:02. Was Oregon’s second finisher at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 29:53 (10,000 meters). Helped the Ducks place fourth out of 26 total teams at the meet. Was part of the 20th place Oregon team that competed at the NCAA Championships. Ran the 10,000 meter race in 32:49.2. Named an honorable mention for the Pac-12 all-academic team. Season Bests: Outdoors - 5,000 Meters - 13:31.70 (PR), Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (4/23/13); 10,000 Meters - 28:34.71 (PR), Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (3/29/13).2011-12: Outdoors - All-America (5,000 Meters). Came on at the end of the year with performances at the Pac-12 meet, NCAA West Rounds and NCAA Championships. Ran a pair of personal bests early in the season to set the tone for the year. Went 29:00.07, a :14 PR, in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational. Followed that with an then-outdoor-best 14:02.93 in a win at 5,000 meters at the Oregon Relays. Helped Oregon win its sixth straight Pac-12 title by taking sixth in the 10,000 and seventh in the 5,000 (14:09.17). Showed good resilience at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds where a stomach ailment forced him to drop out of the 10,000 meters, but was able to come back the next day in the 5,000 and qualify for the NCAA Championships by finishing eighth in 14:23.64. Then in his NCAA debut at 5,000 meters, broke 14:00 for the first time outdoors to finish 10th in 13:58.28. Indoors - All-America (5,000 Meters). Ran an all-conditions personal beat in the 5,000 meters of 13:39.86 at the Husky Classic. That was the fourth-fastest time in school history. Timed a seasonal best at 3,000 meters, 7:55.60, at the MPSF Championships. Qualified for his first NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5,000 meters. Ran 13th in 14:08.63 for his first all-America certificate. Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Cross Country - Strong finish to the season by taking 17th at the NCAA West Regional meet in 29:49 (10,000 meters). Key to Oregon’s third-place finish at the Pac-12 championships with his seventh-place run in 23:28 (8,000 meters). Solid showing with the top-20 finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Covered the 8,000 meters in 23:51.5 to place 18th. Led team at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with an eighth-place finish in 23:23.85 (8,000 meters). Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 5,000 Meters - 13:58.28, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/8/12); 10,000 Meters - 29:00.07, Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (4/6/12). Indoors - 3,000 Meters - 7:55.60 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/25/12); 5,000 Meters - 13:39.86 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/10/12).
2010-11: Outdoors - Impressive double at the USA Junior Championships where he won the 10,000 meters (30:25.77) and was the runner-up at 5,000 meters (14:10.59). Title in the 10,000 meters was his third straight and propelled him to the Pan American Junior Championships. Dominated in winning the Pan Am games 10K title by more than 40 seconds (30:37.88) in a hot race in Miramar, Fla. Capped the collegiate season with his first NCAA Championships appearance in the 10,000 meters. Claimed the 12th and final spot in the 10,000 meters for the NCAA Championships by running 29:20.89 at the NCAA West Preliminary meet. Was seventh in the 10,000 meters in his Pac-10 debut in 29:55.44. Was also ninth in the in the 5,000 meters (14:22.01). Helped Oregon tie UCLA by winning the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 14:08.22. Set 10,000 meter PR by running 29:14.25 at the Stanford Invitational, a :15 improvement over his previous best. Made outdoor debut in the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Preview (3:53.67). Indoors - Was third in the 5,000 meters in his indoor debut at the UW Invitational, running 14:10.91. Cross Country - The only true freshman to run in all three championship meets. Opened season with a 36th-place finish in 24:38 (8,000 meters) at Notre Dame. Was Oregon’s fifth scorer in 24:08.15 (11th overall, 8,000 meters) in the Ducks’ win at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Was 34th in Pac-10 debut in 24:22.30 (8,000 meters). Strong run as Oregon’s No. 6 runner at the NCAA West Regional, placing 31st in 30:48.57 (10,000 meters). The Ducks’ No. 4 scorer at the NCAA Championships, running 31:21.6 (10,000 meters). Season Bests: Outdoors - 5,000 Meters - 14:08.22, UCLA Dual, Los Angeles, Calif. (4/17/11); 10,000 Meters - 29:14.35, Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (3/25/11). Indoors - 5,000 Meters - 14:10.91, UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/28/11).
Prep: Captured back-to-back USA Junior Track & Field championships at 10,000 meters, running 31:18.13 to win at Hayward Field in 2009 before coming back in 30:56.10 to defend his title in Des Moines in 2010. Wrapped up prep career with a sixth-place finish at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in 29:32.23, a mark that is No. 6 all-time on the American junior list. Following his win in 2009, went on to finish third at the Pan American Junior Championships. As a senior for Cedar Park High School, took third in the state at 3,200 meters in 9:04.20. As a junior, had one of the nation’s top 3,200 meter times, running 8:54.70 in winning the 2009 state 3,200 meter title. That time led the state of Texas and ranked ninth nationally. Took third in the state at 3,200 meters as a sophomore in 2008 (9:19.45). In cross country, placed third in the 2009 Texas State cross country championship and then ran 15:36.40 over the 5,000-meter course at Nike Cross Nationals, placing 16th. High School Bests: 1,600 Meters - 4:12.85, 2009; 3,200 Meters - 8:54.70, 2009; 10,000 Meters - 29:32.23, 2010.
Personal: Major is philosophy and social science.
5,000 Meters - 13:31.70,
Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational,
Stanford, Calif., 4/28/13
10,000 Meters - 28:34.71,
Stanford, Calif., 3/29/13
3,000 Meters - 7:55.60 (i),
Seattle, Wash., 2/25/12
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 10,000 Meters, 6th, 29:46.45
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 10th, 13:58.28
2011 - 10,000 Meters, 23rd, 31:04.85
NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 13th, 14:08.63
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2013 - 54th, 30:56.2
2012 - 240th, 32:49.2
2010 - 121st, 31:21.6
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2013 - 5th, 29:51
2012 - 7th, 29:52.5
2011 - 17th, 29:49
2010 - 31st, 30:48.57
Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 10,000 Meters, 2nd, 28:56.20
2012 - 10,000 Meters, 6th, 29:49.88
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 7th, 14:09.17
2011 - 10,000 Meters, 7th, 29:55.44 (Pac-10)
2011 - 5,000 Meters, 9th, 14:22.01 (Pac-10)
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2013 - 6th, 24:56
2012 - 4th, 23:27.2
2011 - 7th, 23:28
2010 - 34th, 24:22.30 (Pac-10)