2008 CROSS COUNTRY: Utilized his 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 2004-2007 ... 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. ... Was high school valedictorian ... Majoring in computer science and math.