2012 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in five of the Jayhawks' six meets, finishing in KU's top seven in each... Earned his first career victory at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with a 6K time of 19:49.0... Claimed a career-best conference finish of 33rd-place at the Big 12 Championships (10/27), posting an 8K time of 24:53.4... Was Kansas' fifth scorer at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/9) when he crossed the 10K finish line in 31:35.26 to place 51st overall... Found his name on the Academic All-Big 12 list for the fourth-straight season by being named to the second team.
2012 OUTDOOR Placed third in the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/19), crossing the finish line in 14:50.89... Claimed victory in the 5,000 meters at the Emporia State Relays (4/7) where he set a personal best time of 14:39.78... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
2012 INDOOR Recorded a new personal best in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:44.91, finishing second at the Tyson Invitational (2/10)... Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25) setting a season-best 8:34.40 and placing 39th... Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:39.63 at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/13).
2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five of the team's seven meets and posted a career-best 8K time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), where he finished in 25:00.50... Finished 45th at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 25:03.3... Took ninth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a time of 27:17.93 to help Kansas win the team title... Finished 34th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:16.15... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2011 OUTDOOR Recorded personal bests in both the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter events...Ran his career-best 5,000 race at the Kansas Relays (4/21) to earn second place with a time of 14:40.73...Posted a career-best time of 8:48.03 at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) and finished in 14th place... Competed in the 10K at the Big 12 Championships (5/13) and finished 26th with a time of 31:35.42... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2011 INDOOR Recorded a personal-best time of 8:36.37 in the 3,000-meter event at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) to finish 28th... Took second place at both the Missouri Dual (1/14) and the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) with times of 8:41.20 and 8:42.52, respectively... Participated in the 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/12) and finished 25th with a time of 14:59.46.
2010 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in all six meets for the Jayhawks, with his top finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), a sixth-place finish... Ran a career-best 8k time of 25:34.60 at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), finishing 147th... Ran at the Big 12 Championships for the second-consecutive season, posting a 49th-place finish with a time of 25:52.99... Was one of six Jayhawks to run at the NCAA Midwest regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of 31:40.53 and placing 64th... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2010 OUTDOOR At the Big 12 Championships (5/16), ran his career best in the 5,000 meters with a time 14:50.37... Finished seventh in the 3,000 meters in the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27), marking his best time of the season at 8:46.77.
2010 INDOOR Ran a season best 8:45.80 in the 3,000 meters en route to a 43rd-place finish in the Big 12 Championships (2/27)... Had his highest 3,000-meter finish of the season in the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), running a time of 8:50.70, finishing second... His personal best in the 5,000 meters came at the Husker Invitational (2/5), running in a time of 14:53.89 and finishing in third place.
2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was a member of the Jayhawks' travel squad for much of the season, competing in five of six meets... Posted a season-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/30), where he finished sixth on the squad and 82nd overall in a field of 245 competitors... Ran a 25:59.30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)... Competed at the Big 12 Championships, posting an 8K time of 27:04.58 to take 71st place.
2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
2008 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL Competed in both cross country and track at Colby High School... Runner-up at the 2007 Kansas Class 4A State Cross Country Championships... All-state as a senior in 2007... Member of the Kansas all-state academic team in 2006 and 2007... NWKL Academic All-League 2004-07... Selected to the all-league team in 2004 and 2005... Runner-up in the 3,200 meters at the 2008 Kansas Track and Field State Championships... Placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2008 state track and field meet... Finished in third place at state in the 800 meters... Fourth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2007 state track and field meet... Placed third in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 state meet... Sixth place at state in 2006 as a sophomore in the 3,200 meters.
PERSONAL Son of Leo and Janice Baden... Born in Superior, Neb... High school valedictorian... Graduated with a bachelor's in math in the fall of 2011 and is currently enrolled in the master's math course at KU.