AS A JUNIOR: Continued to develop in the longer sprint events ... earned a BIG EAST indoor qualification in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 49.60 ... bettered that mark at the Meyo Invitational where he covered the distance in 49.53 seconds ... also ran the 500 meters in 1:05.90 and competed in the 4x400 relay which ran the second-fastest time in school history and provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet ... that quartet also Austin Wechter, Bob Kueny, and Ryan Postel and ran 3:10.31 ... took 12th in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship, while also competing in the 4x400-meter relay ... set an outdoor career-best at the Jim Click Shootout, running the 400 meters in 49.03 for sixth place and a BIG EAST qualification ... ran the 200 meters in 22.76 at the Notre Dame Spring Opener ... lowered his career 400-meter mark in the preliminaries of the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, running 48.62 to take 15th place ... scored points for the eventual team champions as a member of the 4x400-meter relay that was fourth in 3:11.69 ... ran the third-fastest 4x400-meter time in school history (3:09.95) with Wechter, Kueny and Postel at the Georgia Tech Invitational, qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the process ... that relay unit took 12th at the Mideast Regional, running the fourth-fastest time in school history (3:10.39), but missing the final.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Served as a 400-meter specialist ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship ... placed third in the 4x400 meter relay at the league meet with Trevor McClain-Duer, Bob Kueny, and Austin Weaver ... achieved BIG EAST Champion status in the distance medley relay along with teammates Brett Adams, Jamal Afridi, and Sean O'Donnell ... ran the 400 meters and contributed to the 4x400 meter relays during the outdoor season ... competed in the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... anchored the sixth-place relay that also featured teammates Wechter, Kueny and Roberto Garcia.
AS A FRESHMAN: Proved to be a valuable relay and individual performer during his freshman season in 2004 ... helped set the school record in the 4x400-meter relay during the indoor season, combining with teammates Trevor McClain-Duer, Selim Nurudeen and Ryan Postel to finish third at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 3:09.87 ... helped that same team earn all-BIG EAST honors by finishing second at the league indoor meet in 3:13.71 ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 400 meters, just missing all-conference honors with a fourth-place effort (49.20) ... logged two great relay results during the outdoor season ... helped the 4x400 quartet finish eighth at the NCAA Mideast Regional in 3:09.65 - the second-best mark in school history ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors by helping the squad finish second at the league outdoor meet in 3:10.52.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout in track & field and basketball at Calvary Academy in Springfield, Ill. ... 2003 Illinois state champion in the indoor 400 meters and finished as the runner-up at the outdoor meet ... owns many of the school's track records, including the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters, as well as the long jump ... competed in track & field all four years of high school without the aid of a practice track ... boasts personal bests of 11.1 in the 100 meters, 22.3 in the 200 meters, 48.9 in the 400 meters and 1:56.9 in the 800 meters ... capped his prep career with an outstanding basketball season as well, earning Associated Press all-state honors ... averaged 21.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds as a senior forward ... member of the National Honor Society, serving as Calvary Academy's chapter president ... also served as the Student Council president and was named class valedictorian ... made a trip to South Africa and organized several basketball clinics during his visit ... born Dec. 13, 1984, in Decatur, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science major ... made Dean's List in spring 2006 with 3.813 semester grade-point average.
|Career Track Bests|
|200m||23.11||2006 Notre Dame Invitational|
|400m||48.99||2004 Meyo Invitational|
|500m||1:04.49||2004 Notre Dame Invitational|
|200m||22.76||2006 Notre Dame Spring Opener|
|400m||48.62||2006 BIG EAST Championship|