Junior: Redshirted indoors and outdoors in 2009 ... 2008 cross country campaign was his best to date, running in the Duke top-five in five of his six meets and top seven in all six ... best effort was his 31:39 10K at the NCAA Southeast Region, running third for Duke as part of the team’s fourth-place regional finish ... was a top-10 overall finisher for the Blue Devils at the IC4A Championships in New York, running fourth for the squad to help the team to the title ... was captain of the 2008 cross country team and will serve as a tri-captain for the 2009 squad.
Sophomore: Delayed opening his cross country season until Oct. 6, where he ran fourth overall at the Hagan Stone Classic ... came back six days later to run eighth man for Duke at the Blue Ridge Open and earn a spot on the ACC squad ... No. 5 runner for the Blue Devils in Charlottesville, Va., with an 8K time of 25:33, 17 seconds faster than the same race in the previous season on a rugged UVA course ... established two new personal best’s indoors in 2008, lowering his mile best to 4:16.56 and shrinking his 3,000m time from 8:42 down to an IC4A qualifying mark of 8:28.69 at New York’s Armory Invitational ... outdoors, also added two new personal bests, clocking 3:55.79 for 1,500m and 15:07.05 for 5,000m, both at the ACC Championships in Atlanta.
Freshman: Opened his career in cross country with a bang when he finished as Duke’s No. 2 man to help lead the team to the title at the season-opening JMU Invitational over four miles ... was the fifth man at the Bill Dellinger meet in Eugene, Ore. ... was the No. 6 Duke scorer at the ACC Championships, perhaps his best effort of the season, when the Blue Devils placed fourth in the 12-team field ... named Duke’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year ... indoors, was Duke’s second-fastest miler with a 4:19.30 clocking and ran on the All-East 4x800m relay at the IC4A Indoor Championships in Boston ... outdoors, ran a lifetime best for the 1,500m with his 3:56.03 race at UNC on March 30.
PB Indoors Mile: 4:18.56 3,000m: 8:28.69
PB Outdoors 1,500m: 3:55.79 5,000m: 15:07.05
Honors All-East XC: 2008
Prep: Footlocker High School All-America in cross country ... finished 14th at Footlocker Nationals and 5th at Footlocker Northeast Region ... placed 2nd at the Connecticut state cross country meet ... finished 3rd in Connecticut 800-meter outdoors in 1:55.69 ... owns indoor personal bests of 2:31.31, 4:19 and 9:23.
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