Duke Cross Country BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)
2014-15: Did not compete during 2014 cross country season or the 2015 indoor and outdoor campaigns…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in as many years.
2013-14: Outdoors, opened the season with a 4:19.22 showing in the 1,500 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4)…entered the mile at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12) and ran a time of 4:26.39…did not compete during the cross country season or the 2014 indoor season.
2012-13: Competed once during the fall, placing 10th at 18:56.47 on the 6K course at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational....did not compete during the 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons.
2011-12: Made his Duke debut in the fall at the N.C. Central Dual, where he finished fifth overall...took 15th at the James Madison Invitational with a time of 25:59.40 on the 7.9K course...clocked 26:36 for 8K at the Roy Griak Invitational to help the Blue Devils place 10th as a team...did not compete in the 2012 track & field seasons.
Prior to Duke: Lettered three years at Parkview...won the Berry College Cross Country Invitational, the Gwinnett County Cross Country Finals and the Region 8AAAAA Cross Country Finals as a senior...recorded a runner-up finish at the GHSA Cross Country Championships...took third at the 2010 Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional...twice named team MVP...school record holder in the 5K with a mark of 15:19...led Parkview to two runner-up finishes at the state meet.
Personal: Son of Edward and Lisa Klassen...born Feb. 24, 1993...has one brother, Andrew...father, Edward, graduated from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1984.