Winston Salem, NC
Rustburg High School
Owner of Crazy Running
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
Virginia Military Institute
4th, 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field (3,000m steeplechase); 4th, 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games (steeplechase); Winner, 2011 Richmond 8K; Winner, 2021 Tobacco Road Marathon; 3rd, 2021 Philadelphia Marathon; 2nd, 2014 Sir Walter Miler (3:58.43); multiple All-Conference and Athlete of the Year awards in the Big South Conference; NCAA Div. I All-American
My wife and I have been married for six years and have a daughter named Camilla. We all love to walk, hike, read books and play chase.
For eight years in a row I made every U.S. steeplechase final (2011-2017), all while working part-time.
In the 8th grade I was cut from my JV basketball and baseball teams. That is when I found indoor/outdoor track and cross country. It was devastating at the time; however, in the grand scheme, it allowed me to find what I was great at and is a great lesson I hope others can take from ... often in our failure lies opportunities!
The Pout-Pout Fish
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Bacon and cheese burger
Oatmeal w nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and cinnamon!
Favorite Motivational Quote
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart!"
Favorite Running Memory
Attempting to break 4 minutes for the second time with an engagement ring tied to my shoe, proposing to my now-wife post- race. She's always been a huge supporter of mine!