Eureka High School, Eureka, SD
Capped off junior season by being named Summit League Scholar Athlete of the Year, a Capital One Academic All-American and an All-Summit League honoree…also named USD’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year…was honored as the Men’s Track Championship MVP at the Summit League Indoor Championships after winning the mile and 3,000 meters and placing third in the 5,000…defended his steeplechase title and placed fourth in the 1500 at the Summit League Outdoor Championships…competed at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round for the second-straight year…won the steeplechase at the Drake Relays in a new school record time of 8:51.99…also set school records in the indoor 3,000 (8:09.82) and 5,000 (14:08.74)…won both the 1500 and 5,000 at the Sioux City Relays…placed second in the 5,000 and fourth in the 1500 at the Kansas Relays…placed fourth in the steeplechase at the Texas Relays…named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team…made both indoor and outdoor Academic All-Summit League teams…named to the Summit League’s Academic honor roll with Distinguished Scholar status…made Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.
Qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, capping off outstanding season…won Summit League Outdoor Championship in steeplechase at 9:01.85…set school outdoor record in steeplechase at 8:58.95 at Sioux City Relays…won the mile at the John Dalton indoor meet (4:12.95)…added a win in the 3,000 meters at Graphic Edge meet…ran a personal-best of 14:50.35 in 5,000 meters at Kansas Relays…also added personal-best of 1:54.47 in 800 at Mount Marty Twilight meet…named to Academic All-Summit League team, earning Distinguished Scholar status…named to the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.
Earned one All-Great West honor with victory in 3,000-meter steeplechase at the GWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:42.91…also placed eighth at the outdoor championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:05.02…ran an outdoor season-best time of 9:14.41 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the SDSU/UND Double Dual…earned a sixth place finish at the indoor conference championships in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:15.91.
He helped Eureka’s medlay relay win the state title in 2009 while finishing third in the 1,600 meters and 3,2000 meters as an individual…at the 2010 state championships he won the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:31 and finished second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:06..had personal bests of 2:01 in the 800 meters, 4:31 in the 1,600 and 9:52 in the 3,200.