Born in Canoga Park, California ... parents are Gary and Dianne ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bangolare, India.
Set school records in the 1600m (4:18.95) and 3200m (9:06.05) at Oak Park HS ... Male Athlete of the Year at OPHS ... three-time league champ in cross country ... Eight league titles in track ... three-time all-state Division IV ... third in 3200m at state ... state runner-up for cross country in 2000.
Placed ninth at the BYU Alumni Classic with a time of 20:32.2 ... placed ninth at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:50.4 ... ran in the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 25:21.0 and a 57th place finish ... placed 34th in the Open Race at the Pre-National Meet with a time of 25:42.1 ... placed 37th at the NCAA Mt. Region meet with a time of 32:12.3.