Versatile talent with great range who has been a valuable member of the cross country championship lineup for three seasons...advanced to the 2016 ACC Outdoor 1500-meter finals in his first track season...hoping to build on back-to-back strong seasons and avoid injuries that have limited his track contributions.
2016 Cross Country: Was a scoring member of the lineup in five of six races in the fall...had his best races when they mattered most, finishing in the fourth spot for the Noles at the ACC Championships (24:11.9, 8k) for 33rd overall and 30th overall at the NCAA South Region (31:30.0)...stepped up to be the No. 2 finisher among teammates at Wisconsin...opened season as sixth man at both adidas XC Challenge and Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational.
Cross Country: Was in the lineup for five meets, including the NCAA Championships after helping the Seminoles claim the NCAA South Region title, where he finished 31st as the top No. 6 runner in the field...finished 58th at the ACC Championships as FSU's No. 5 runner. Indoor: forced to sit out the season due to injury. Outdoor: made his track & field debut for the Noles at the Florida Relays in the 1500, which was the lone distance he competed in throughout the season...saw action in five meets highlighted by his personal-best 3:47.43 in the ACC Championships final, where he finished 10th after qualifying with a PB (3:48.38).
Cross Country: Competed in six meets as a true freshman and was at his best during the championship portion of the year...was FSU's No. 2 runner at the NCAA Championships, despite competing in just the second 10,000-meter cross country meet of his career...finished 32nd in his 10k debut and in the No. 4 spot for the Noles at the NCAA South Region meet at home, where FSU locked up an trip to the championship meet with a runner-up finish...in the lineup for the ACC Championships and also competed at FSU and Wisconsin Invitationals...made his collegiate debut at the Notre Dame Invitational and ran 24:48 in his first five mile race. Indoor and Outdoor: sat out as a redshirt while also dealing with an injury.
Personal: Starred at St. Xavier in Cincinnati...was a three-time All-State selection in track and a two-time All-State performer in cross country...holds the school's home 5k course record in cross country (15:25) and the fastest 5k cross country time (15:10)...is also the school record-holder in the 800 (1:51.69)...a four-time team MVP in cross country and track...was a member of the 2014 New Balance Nationals 4x800 championship quarter...among many service endeavors participated in Big Brothers as well as Hands Across America...outstanding athlete who also found time for football and basketball in high school...plans to major in communications...born July 7, 1996.