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One of the top cross country runners and track & field performers from the talent-rich Midwest…enters redshirt freshman season looking to make impact…possesses outstanding speed as evidenced on the track.


Sat out the entire year as a redshirt while adapting to the transition of higher mileage…battled injury during the spring which forced him to pull out of the USATF Junior Championships after qualifying in the 1500 (3:53.27) while competing unattached at the Florida Relays.

Before FSU:

A two-year captain in cross country and track & field at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisc…placed third in the 1600 (4:13.94) at the 2015 Wisconsin Division I state championships and anchored the runner-up 4×800 relay (7:44)…placed seventh as a junior and senior at the Wisconsin Division I state cross country championships,   earning All-State honors…2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cross Country Runner of the Year…a three-time Academic All-State selection in cross country…has outstanding range with personal-best marks of 50.2 (400), 1:52.9 (800), 4:13.9 (1600), 9:24 (3200) and 15:29 (5000).


Graduated with honors from Arrowhead High…spent his entire prep career as a member of the honor roll…the son of Joe Simons and Nancy Rajek…his older brother, John, was a three-time All-American on the track at Minnesota with multiple sub 4:00 mile performances to his credit…plans to major in exercise science at FSU…born January 26, 1997.