|Hometown:||Maple Plain, Minn.|
- Graduated from Orono High School
- Earned all-conference honors in cross country his junior and senior seasons, while also competing in the state meet both times
- Was a varsity cross country runner all of his career
- 5K PR of 16 minutes, 37 seconds
- Was second in the Wright County Conference West cross country meet his senior season and took 12th in Section 2AA competition
- "I really wanted to participate in the university’s honors program."