Embarks on his second season of competitive collegiate cross country…a middle distance runner in track, he has ramped up the mileage in an effort to be better prepared to compete for a spot in the Seminoles’ top seven.
Cross Country: Represented the Noles for the first time in the fall, competing in three meets…top finish came at the FSU Invitational, where he placed 15th with an 8k personal-best of 25:46.2. Indoor: Busy slate included six meets, primarily in the 800…ran season-best 1:50.74 to place eighth at the Razorback Invitational…handled the 800-meter leg of the DMR at the ACC Championships as the Noles finished eighth (9:46.05) with the No. 6 time in program history as FSU won the team title. Outdoor: Opened campaign with the personal-best 3:53.23 in the 1500 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational…focused exclusively on the 800 the rest of the way…finished third at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic (1:50.85)…season-best 1:50.83 came in victory at the Seminole Twilight.
Cross Country: Spent the fall building his distance base for the track & field season while taking a redshirt. Indoors: Competed in six meets, highlighted by his performance at the ACC Championships…handled the 800 leg on FSU’s school-record and ACC runner-up DMR (9:33.39) on the opening night of competition…came back a day later with an 800 PB (1:50.70) in the prelims; 11th fastest but just shy of the finals…a fierce racer, he was second in his collegiate 800 debut at the Clemson Invitational and followed with his first career win in a PB at Iowa’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational…lowered his personal-best in the 800 in each of his next three meets and remained a fixture on the DMR throughout the season. Outdoors: Sat out as a redshirt, competing unattached on a limited basis.
Brought high school personal-bests of 1:53.03 (800) and 4:16.74 (1600) into the program…his 800 PB came en route to the state title while his 1600 best – an eight-second PB – was registered in the 2016 final…played soccer for Columbus as a freshman and sophomore…selected to National Honor Society as a senior…currently in FSU’s exploratory program…strong student who earned All-ACC Academic honors during the indoor season as a freshman…born Nov. 20, 1997.