A consistent top-seven performer throughout the 2005 fall season ... placed 18th at the US Junior Nationals in 2004 ... sat out the 2006 track season.
2005-06: Helped UW to fourth at the Pac-10 meet with a 30th-place finish, fourth-best by a UW runner ... was the team's first alternate runner at both Regionals and NCAAs ... was No. 6 UW runner, in 26th overall, at the season-opening Sundodger Invitational ... also ran 27th in an unattached performance at Willamette ... did not compete during the 2006 track season ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country.
2004-05: Ran at the Emerald City and Sundodger Invites in the fall, placing second and 20th, respectively ... earned top-10 finishes in his only two outdoor track appearances, both at 5000m ... ran indoors in the mile and 3000m.
2003-04: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons ... was among the Huskies' highest-finishing redshirts at all four fall meets in which he competed ... ran in the Emerald City, Sundodger and Geoduck Invitationals, and in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed eighth at the Geoduck ... in March, ran a career-best 8000m cross country time of 25:40 to place 18th at the U.S. Junior Nationals ... competed four times unattached during the track season, including twice each indoors and out ... won first-career outdoor 5K race with a time of 14:52.86 at the Ken Shannon Invite ... also attempted the 10000m.
High School and Personal: Both parents, Kaya and Mike, attended UW ... has a younger sister, Shirley ... took second at the 2002 state cross country meet, and was the eighth-place state finisher in 2001 ... earned All-State cross country honors both years ... a first-team All-WesCo cross country selection each of his last two seasons ... won league cross country title in 2002, and was third at the regional meet ... earned fourth at the 2001 WesCo cross country meet ... led Meadowdale to a seventh-place state cross country finish in 2002 ... won district cross country titles in 2001 and 2003, and district two-mile crowns in 2002 and 2003 ... a 10-time prep letterwinner, served three years as captain ... named prep athlete of the month three times ... also lettered in swimming.
Collegiate Best Marks:
XC: 8000m....... 24:55