- Graduated from Winston Churchill High School
- Earned first-team all-conference honors his senior season in cross country (Class 5A Midwestern League)
- Was a first-team all-conference runner
- Served as cross country captain his junior and senior seasons and was named his team’s Most Inspirational athlete and its most valuable
- Personal-best of 15:59 (5K) in cross country as a senior, when he finished in the top ten of every regular-season race; finished seventh at varsity cross country district meet to earn a state qualification as a senior
- "I believe in George Fox's Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, and strong athletic tradition. I love the campus, and the students are friendly and outgoing. Oh, and the cafeteria is great, too!"