2003-04: Ran four times during the 2003 fall campaign ... earned three top-11 finishes, including a seventh-place effort in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... was eighth in the Geoduck Invitational, and 11th in the Emerald City Invite ... shaved nearly 90 seconds off 8000m career best with a 24:55 at the Sundodger Invitational ... focused on the steeplechase outdoors, clocking a season-best of 9:26.12 in a seventh-place finish at the Ken Shannon Invite ... ran just once indoors, at 3000m. 2002-03: Ran at the first two meets of the cross country season ... was the 44th overall finisher in UW cross country debut, at the Emerald City Invitational, and took 66th at the Sundodger Invitational ... ran just twice on the track, including a second-place performance in the steeple at the Oregon Mini Meet. 2001-02: Redshirted the 2001 cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... focused primarily on the steeplechase during the track season, with a best mark of 9:45.75 at the Husky Classic ... finished sixth or better in four of five steeplechase competitions ... also competed once each at 800m, 1500m and 5000m ... indoors, ran the mile and 3000m.
High School and Personal: Born Jan. 26, 1983 in Spokane ... parents are Cathy and Tony ... the middle of three Fayants to compete at Washington, including older brother Jason and younger brother Jesse ... also has two other siblings, Todd and Tami ... ran a personal-best 15:47 for 5000m at the 2000 Great American Cross Country Festival in Charlotte, N.C. ... placed second at the state cross country meet in 2000 ... was fourth at the state meet as a sophomore ... led team to league and regional championships both years, and a state championship in 2000 ... boasted a 3.25 GPA.
UW Career Bests
Mile (indoor)....... 4:29.89
3000m (indoor)....... 8:45.62
XC: 8000m....... 24:55