A middle distance runner at heart, he has evolved into a solid distance runner…back for fifth year as graduate student who will clearly add important depth to the cross country lineup…a strong season could well translate to greater success on the track at potentially longer distances.
Cross Country: Competed in a career-high four meets…top performance was 19th at FSU Invitational (26:44.2, 8k)…also in lineup at Covered Bridge, adidas XC Challenge and Crimson Classic. Indoors: Saw action in five meets, primarily in the 800…posted an indoor 800 PB of 1:51.51 in preliminary heat at the ACC Championships…contributed to leg to the winning DMR at Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational. Outdoors: Competed in six meets bouncing between 800 and 1500…ran a leg on runner-up 4×800 relay (7:27.87) at Tennessee Relays…had season-best 4:01.99 1500 in opener and 1:51.67 800 at Florida Relays.
Cross Country: Saw action in two meets, highlighted by a 16th-place finish at the FSU Invitational. Indoor: competed in six meets with his top performance coming in 800 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, an indoor PB of 1:52.94. Outdoor: season highlight came in finale at ACC Championships where he ran a PB of 1:50.85 in the preliminary rounds…competed in five meets, including a pair of appearances on the 4×400 relay.
Cross Country: Competed in one meet – the FSU Invitational – where he finished 37th…spent the fall training for the track seasons. Indoor: Saw action in five meets, competing primarily in the 800…improved in each of his first four 800s of the season, highlighted by his indoor-best 1:53.58 at the Tyson Invitational…was tripped and fell in the preliminary round of the ACC Championships…also handled the baton on a pair of 4×400 relay teams. Outdoor: Enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 800, beginning with his 1:51.62 at the Florida Relays…lowered his personal-best against at the University of Florida, finishing fifth at the Tom Jones Memorial (1:51.05)…shaved that time to 1:51.03 at the Longhorn Invitational…narrowly missed making the ACC Championships finals.
Indoor: Added to the roster for the season as an invited walk-on…competed in the mile at the Auburn Invitational and Razorback Invitational. Outdoor: Saw action in a pair of home meets, competing in the 800…secured a future roster spot when he finished third at the Seminole Invitational in 1:52.26.
Starred at Steinbrenner High, where he set school records in the 800, 1600, 4×800 relay as well as posted the fastest cross country 5k in program history…as a senior placed 11th at the 4A FHSAA state cross country championships…followed up with a fifth-place finish in the 1600 at the state finals outdoors…earned his undergraduate degree from FSU in sport management…currently pursuing Master’s in Business Administration…was recognized by the Tallahassee Police Department for his part in halting a Nov. 2016 assault on a female off-campus and apprehending one of the suspects…born Sept. 20, 1994.