2012 OUTDOOR Ran a personal best in the 400 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/20) with his time of 50.53 while finishing 24th... Set a wind-aided personal best in the 100 meters at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational running a time of 11.04... Ran a 22.29 200 meters at the Arkansas Spring Invite (3/31), earning him a 23rd-place finish.
2012 INDOOR Finished fifth in the 200 meters at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/13) with a time of 23.54... Raced to a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/7), clocking in with a time of 52.46... Top 60-meter time of the season came at the Jayhawk Classic (1/27) in his 39th-place finish, notching a time of 7.28.
2011 OUTDOOR Placed 13th in the 100 meters at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) with a wind-aided time of 11.05... Season's top 200-meter time was 22.13 at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6)... Top individual finish of the season came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with an 11.12 100 meters that placed eighth. 2011 INDOOR Ran to a second-place finish in the 60 meters with a season-best time of 7.22 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)... Finished fifth in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 23.18... Ran a 51.25 400 meters en route to a 10th-place finish at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5).
HIGH SCHOOL Earned three letters each in soccer and track at Paola High... Was a team captain in track his senior year... Holds the school record in the 4x100 (10.66)... Qualified for state in the 4x400m, 200m, 100m and 4x100m... 2010 regional 200m champion (21.9)... Member of the 2009 and 2010 league and state championship teams.
PERSONAL Son of Gilbert Hermes and Joanne Cowan... Has four brothers and one sister... Both parents attended KU... Majoring in communications with a minor in business... Plans to become a car designer after school.