My Running

Black River High School, (1994-1999) Division II-III
Wright State University, (1999-2002) Division I NCAA

While now I only am a recreational runner, I'm very proud of my past accomplishments in competitive running. It was very important in shaping who I am today. Most of all, it taught me discipline, dedication, and leadership which have stayed with me now several years since my last competitive race. I am always interested in new running partners and hope to step into coaching at some point. Here are my favorite highlights from my racing career in both cross-country and track:

High School Cross-Country (Coached by Cynthia Berry)

  • Elected Team captain all 4 years
  • 3 fastest 5K's in Black River history (as of 1999): 16:29*, 16:32, 16:35 
  • All-State Senior Year (22nd at state meet).
  • State-Qualifier, 1996 & 1998
  • Conference Champ/MVP 1998, Runner-up 1996, 1997
  • Regional Champ, 1996
  • 4 years all-conference and all-county
  • Won 19 races in high school career, including 8 my senior year. 
  • Inducted to Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000 (my brother was later inducted in 2005).  Embarrassing pics below.

High School Track

  • Best Times: 9:53 for 3200m, 4:32 for 1600m, 2:01 for 800m, 0:55 for 400m
  • State Qualifier, 3200m (1997), placed 15th.
  • Runner-up MVP 1999 Conference Championship (1st place 2mile, 2nd place mile, 3rd place 800, 4th place 2 mile relay).
  • Led team in points 1997-1999.

College Cross-Country (Coached by Bob Schul)

 * My school record stood until the Fall of 2012.

 ** I actually ran a 14:56 through the 5K of an 8K race during my senior year, as we rarely ran open 5Ks in college. For an open 5K, my fastest time was a 15:12 that I ran during my sophomore year.

My hall of fame plaque at Black River High School

Mural in Wright State University's Athletic Department