Promising talent from New Zealand who was injured and missed the 2018 cross country season…saw limited action indoors, but flashed talent during the outdoor season…has all the tools to challenge for a spot in the Noles top five.
Joins the program as a freshman after a promising high school/club career in New Zealand……expected to make a push for a spot among the lead pack for the Noles this season.
Cross Country: missed the season due to injury. Indoor: saw action in two meets…ran 4:13.60 mile at the Bob Pollock Invitational…followed by running 8:44.32 3000 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. Outdoor: posted a 1500m PB (3:51.02) in a third-place finish at the FSU Relays…turned in his finest performance in the 5000 at the Raleigh Relays (14:20.15)…competed in the 1500 and 5000 at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
Is the first Kiwi distance runner to join the program in coach Bob Braman’s 19 seasons…in addition to cross country background, has been quite successful on the road and track…2016 Auckland Secondary Schools Road Race champion…also won the 2016 Auckland Club U18 cross country title…ran 31:01 10k on the road in June, prior to arriving in Tallahassee in the summer…finished eighth in the 5000m at the 2017 New Zealand National Championships…owns an impressive 3000m PB of 8:26.64 and has a 1500m PB of 3:53.56…helped lead Sacred Heart College to a pair of New Zealand Secondary Schools team titles, captaining the 2017 championship team…also led team to a spot in the 2016 World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Budapest, Hungary…the son of Michelle and Paul Holmes…majoring in finance at FSU…born April 5, 1999.