Expected to compete in cross country for the first time after missing his two fall seasons with a back injury ... won six state titles as a prep, including back-to-back titles in cross country (2003 and 2004) and a sweep of 1600m and 3200m crowns his sophomore and junior seasons.
2005-06: Missed second-straight fall season with a back injury suffered in high school ... made collegiate debut as a rabbit in the mile at the Last Chance Qualifier in March ... ran first full collegiate race two weeks later, placing sixth in the 1500m at the UW Outdoor Preview .. ran season-best time of 3:55.55 for 1500m at Stanford.
2004-05: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons while rehabilitating a preseason back injury.
High School and Personal: Born in Dallas, Texas ... parents are Nancy and Todd ... has a younger brother, Russell, and an older sister, Kelly ... is a third-generation collegiate track competitor; father ran for Pomona-Pitzer College, and grandfather competed at Cal ... earned prep All-American honors from Adidas and the National Scholastic Sports Foundation in 2004 ... finished senior season ranked sixth nationally in the mile, and fifth indoors at 3000m, by Track and Field News ... captured six individual state titles during his prep career ... led Charles Wright to a sweep of team and individual cross country titles at the 2003 state championships, winning in a meet-record time of 15:38 ... a first-team Foot Locker All-West Region selection in 2003 ... set Class A state records in the 1600m (4:12) and 3200m (9:17) ... clocked the nation's fifth-fastest indoor 3000m time in 2004 ... as a freshman, ran second at state in the 800m, third in the mile, and led the 4x400m relay squad to first ... missed his sophomore year with tendonitis, but returned in 2002-03 to claim third at state in cross country, second at state in the 800m and 4x400m relay, and a pair of state titles in the 1600m and 3200m ... successfully defended both state titles in 2004, and added the 2003 cross country crown ... ran third overall at the 2003 Nike Border Clash in Oregon ... placed eighth at the 2003 Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships, and was the 26th overall finisher at the Foot Locker Nationals ... also lettered in soccer.
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