» The Finishing Kick With Derrick Daigre (GoHuskies.com; Feb. 21, 2014)
2012-13 (Track): The top 800-meter runner on the squad, getting a late start to his season but running very well over the final few weeks … qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in Austin, placing 32nd overall in the first round with a time of 1:50.66 … first race of the year was an unattached run at the Oregon Relays, taking second in a time of 1:50.07 … after that race, he suited up for the first time at the UW-WSU Dual meet, and won a thrilling 800m battle by a split second over WSU’s Jesse Jorgensen in 1:50.14 … dropped his PR down to 1:49.52 in a victory at the Ken Shannon Invite … just missed the final at the Pac-12 Championships, running 1:51.01 in the prelims … also subbed in on the 4x400m relay at NCAA West Prelims as the team ran 3:12.39 ... (Cross Country): Ran once unattached in the fall, placing 50th overall at the Sundodger Invitational.
2012 (Track): Ran the fastest time on the squad in the half-mile in his first season, posting a 1:51.41 at the UW-WSU Dual meet to finish second ... that was his breakout race, but he was banged up down the stretch and ran just once more ... went 1:54.87 in the 800m at the Mt. SAC Relays ... ran on the 4x400m relay at the UW-WSU Dual (3:16.53) and at the Pepsi Team Invitational (3:15.39) ... one open 400-meters, clocking 50.70 seconds at the Beach Invite ... indoors, ran three times, including a pair of relay races and an 800m time of 1:54.25 at the UW Invitational.
High School and Personal: One of the top mid-distance runners in the country, he capped his prep career with a second-place finish in the 800m at the 2011 U.S. Junior Championships, running a PR in the final of 1:50.05 ... that qualified him for Team USA which competed at the 2011 Junior Pan-Am Championships ... as a senior he was the Washington 4A runner-up at state, clocking 1:50.26 in the final, and also took fourth in the 400-meter final ... ran a 400m PR of 48.71 in the 2011 state meet prelims ... won the 4A state title at 800-meters as a sophomore in 2009, running 1:52.57 in the finals ... also took second in the 400-meter final in 2009, clocking 49.04 seconds ... placed eighth in the 800-meter finals at state as a junior, after suffering a pulled hamstring in the prelims ... ran on 4x400m relay that made it to state in every one of his four seasons, including a second-place finish in 2011 as a senior ... had a great final cross country season, especially for a mid-distance runner, as he took 21st at the 4A state cross country championships in 2010 ... was 68th at cross country state as a junior in 2009 ... competed at the 2011 Brooks PR Invite at the Dempsey, placing ninth in the 800-meters.
2011 USA Jr. Champs - 2nd, 800m
2011 Jr. Pan-Am Champs - 14th, 800m
2012 USA Jr. Champs - 9th, 800m
2013 Pac-12 TF - 10th, 800m
2013 NCAA Prelims TF - 32nd, 800m | 22nd, 4x400m