» Eclectic Freshmen Group Energizes Husky Men (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 7, 2011)
2012-13 (Track): Led the Dawgs in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs both indoors and outdoors, and advanced to the NCAA West Prelims for the first time … ran a big 5k career-best of 14:00.58 at the Stanford Invitational, finishing third in his section … that qualified him for NCAA West Prelims, where he placed 26th overall out of 48 competitors with a time of 14:30.33 under hot conditions in Austin, Texas … ran the 5k at the Pac-12 meet but struggled on that day, placing 29th overall … second in the 3,000m at the UW-WSU Dual in 8:15.97 … started the outdoor season with a 1,500-meters PR of 3:48.17 at the Trojan Invitational … indoors, placed 12th in the 5k at the MPSF Championships with a time of 14:21.44 … stopped the clock at 8:07.38 for 3,000-meters at the Husky Classic, a new career-best … earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Had a great end to his redshirt freshman season, as he ran in the top-40 at both Regionals and Pac-12s ... at the West Regional Championships at Jefferson Park Golf Course, he ran 30:27 for his first college 10k and placed 40th overall, third on the team, as UW placed fifth ... was the No. 2 Husky across the line at Pac-12s, finishing 22nd in a season-best 8k time of 24:12 ... the fifth Dawg across at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, placing 183rd overall in the huge field ... first official cross country race came at the Sundodger, where he was seventh overall and third on the team in 24:14 ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2011-12 (Track): Solid first season on the track, competing in both conference championships ... wrapped up his season at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, finishing 28th in the 5,000-meters ... posted the fastest outdoor 5,000-meter time of the season by a Husky when he ran 14:18.92 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also ran 14:47.88 to finish eighth in the 5k at the Pepsi Team Invite ... indoors, had a 3,000-meters PR of 8:11.48 at the MPSF Championships, placing 18th overall ... 12th at the Husky Classic in the 3k in 8:16.81 ... top mile time of 4:11.35 at the UW Final Qualifier ... (Cross Country): Redshirted the fall after an ankle sprain right before the season opener ... did not see competition.
High School and Personal: Born in Coupeville, Washington ... parents are Laurie and Randy King ... has one older sister, Brianne, and an older brother, Kyle ... Kyle runs track and cross country at Eastern Washington and Brianna played basketball at Willamette University ... won the 1A Washington State cross country title as a senior running for Coupeville, winning by more than 30 seconds in a time of 15:16 that ranked third-fastest across all divisions ... did not lose a race his senior year up to the WA-OR BorderClash where he placed 10th overall ... prior to 2010, competed for Oak Harbor at the 4A level, and was fifth at the 4A Washington state meet as a junior in 2009, 22nd as a sophomore, and 99th his freshman year ... as a senior on the track in 2011, he took second at 800-meters, 1,600-meters, and 3,200-meters in the 1A finals ... second at the 2011 Shoreline Invite in a new 1,600m PR of 4:12.97 ... took the 1A state track titles at 1,600-meters and 3,200-meters in 2010 and was second at 800-meters ... second at state at 3,200-meters as a sophomore in 2009 and was fourth at 1,600m .... won a combined seven league titles on the track ... also lettered three years in basketball.
2012 MPSF TF - 18th, 3000m
2012 Pac-12 TF - 28th, 5000m
2012 Pac-12 XC - 22nd (2nd UW)
2012 Regional XC - 40th (3rd UW)
2013 MPSF TF - 12th, 5000m
2013 Pac-12 TF - 29th, 5000m
2013 NCAA Prelims TF - 26th, 5000m