AS A JUNIOR: Earned BIG EAST qualifications in both the long jump and high jump during the indoor and outdoor seasons while posting the team's top times in the 60 meters and 100 meters ... top 60-meter time came at the Blue & Gold Invitational, a mark of 7.15 seconds ... also posted his best long jump of the indoor season at the meet, a leap of 6.82 meters 22-4 ½) ... at the Notre Dame Opener, high jumped 2.02 meters (6-7 ½) to earn another BIG EAST mark and setting a career best ... took 11th in the high jump at the BIG EAST meet, jumping 1.92m (6-3 ½) ... also wound up 15th in the long jump ... won the long jump competition at the Cal Poly Invitational, leaping 6.99m (22-11) and qualifying for the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... improved that mark at the Jim Click Shootout, jumping 7.11m (23-4) while also establishing a BIG EAST mark in the high jump (1.95m, 6-4 ¾) ... ran 11.24 over 100 meters at the Notre Dame Spring Opener ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, missed scoring points in the high jump for the eventual team champions by losing a tiebreaker on jumps ... set an outdoor career best in the long jump competition, placing sixth at the meet at 7.22m (23-8 ¼).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Progressed in both the long jump and high jump while also competing in the sprints ... finished ninth in the long jump at the Meyo Invitational (6.98m, 22-10 ¾) and set a career best in the 200 meters with a 22.69 dash ... exploded at the BIG EAST indoor meet with a career best 7.23m (23-8 ¾) long jump ... took his first BIG EAST title in the event and out-jumped the second place finisher by over one-quarter meter (10") ... also competed in the high jump at the league meet, scoring team points with a seventh-place finish (1.97m, 6-5 ½) ... entered into the outdoor season by taking fourth in the 100 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (11.01) ... also finished first in the 4x100 meter relay at the meet, running with teammates Selim Nurudeen, Zach Labrecque, and Tommie Lee (42.79) ... had a strong meet at the Indy Relays, setting a career best in the outdoor long jump with a 7.17m (23-6 ¼) effort ... also finished fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.85m (6-0 ¾) ... qualified for the BIG EAST outdoor meet in the high jump and long jump... scored team points with a sixth-place effort in the high jump (1.99m, 6-6 ¼) ... also placed sixth in the 4x100 meter relay with Geoff Bennett, Selim Nurudeen, and Tommie Lee in 42.46.
AS A FRESHMAN: Proved to be a valuable horizontal jumper for the Irish during his rookie season ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor and outdoor meet in both the long jump and high jump ... won both the high jump and long jump at the Notre Dame Invitational for his first two collegiate event victories ... cleared a season-best 2.00m (6-6) in the high jump ... best long jump of the season came at the BIG EAST Championship, leaping 6.75m (22-1) to finish ninth ... scored toward the team title at the BIG EAST indoor meet, finishing sixth by clearing 1.96m (6-5) ... pulled double duty during the outdoor season as well, finishing sixth in the BIG EAST meet in the long jump and seventh in the high jump ... posted a season best 7.15m (23-5) measurement in the long jump at the BIG EAST meet ... best outdoor high jump clearance came at the league outdoor meet as well, going over 1.99m (6-6 ¼).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Competed in track & field and football at Chaminade High School ... lettered three seasons in indoor and outdoor track and twice in football ... placed sixth at the Nike Indoor Track Championships to garner All-American honors ... three-time all-city and six-time all-conference track athlete ... won six conference track titles ... MVP of his indoor track squad his sophomore season and earned same honor as a junior for the outdoor season ... owns career-bests of 6-6 in the high jump, 22-11 ¾ in the long jump, and 46-8 ½ in the triple jump ... established the school triple jump record and the indoor long jump standard ... gold medal winner in the long jump and high jump at the 2001 Empire State Games ... born Jan. 18, 1985 in Flushing, N.Y. ... has two siblings ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Honors & Awards
BIG EAST Champion Indoor Long Jump (2005)
|Career Track Bests|
|High Jump||2.02m (6-7 ½)||2006 Notre Dame Opener|
|Long Jump||7.23m (23-8 ¾)||2005 BIG EAST Championship|
|60m||7.15||2006 Blue & Gold Invitational|
|200m||22.69||2005 Meyo Invitational|
|High Jump||1.99m (6-6 ¼)||2005 BIG EAST Championship|
|Long Jump||7.22m (23-8 ¼)||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|100m||11.01||2005 Mike Poehlein Invitational|