2008 CROSS COUNTRY: Ran a Kansas personal-best 8K time of 25:44.3 at the ISU Pre-Nationals to place 47th in the Men's Open Race ... Placed 14th at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K-time of 26:44.3 ... Finished eighth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 27:24.66 ... Recorded a 55th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships in an 8K time of 26:09.53 ... Placed 99th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships after running the 10K race in 33:40.35 ... Finished in 105th place at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree with an 8K time of 26:53.
AT EMPORIA STATE: Honorable mention all-conference in cross country as a junior in 2007 ... Named to the all-conference team in the 10K as a junior ... Selected to the all-academic team his junior season ... Earned a spot on the cross country all-regional academic team as a junior ... All-conference in the 10K in outdoor track his junior season ... Personal bests during his junior season included 31:52 (10K), 25:22 (8K), 15:26 (5K), 8:59 (3K) and 4:29 (mile) ... Selected to the cross country all-regional academic team as a sophomore in 2006 ... Named to the all-academic teams for both cross country and track his sophomore season ... Named to the all-academic teams for both cross country and track as a freshman in 2005.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman in both cross country and track ... Received the ROHO and Extra Step awards as a senior in 2004 ... Most-improved performer in cross country in 2003 ... Named the most improved performer in track in 2002 and 2003.
PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Carmaine Ternes ... Born in Bismarck, N.D. ... Graduated from Emporia State with a bachelor of science in sociology with a minor in writing ... Graduate student in sociology at KU.