2007: Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Finished as the team's number two runner in every meet he competed in ... Was runner-up at the Bob Timmons Invitational with a time of 25:50 ... Finished 18th at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:54) ... Ran a season best time of 24:06 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and finished in 55th place ... Placed 21st at the Big 12 Championships (25:28) ... Ran a personal best time of 30:40 in the 10K at the Midwest Regionals and placed 20th.
2006: Earned All-America honors after finishing 42nd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (31:47.7) ... Named all-region for the second-straight year after a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (31:02.3) ... Named All-Big 12 after finishing fourth at the Big 12 Championships (24:41.1) ... Won the season-opening Bob Timmons Invitational, his first career victory (25:38.9).
2005: Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Finished 88th overall and third on the team at the NCAA Championships (30:54.1) to help the team to a 12th-place finish ... Finished first on the team at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (31:10), receiving all-region honors in the process ... Garnered All-Big 12 accolades by finishing 13th overall at the Big 12 Championships (24:21) ... Finished second on the team and 29th overall at NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:18.1) ... Ran a 25:07 at the Roy Griak Invitational, good for 39th.
2004: Competed in all six events as a freshman ... Ran unattached at the Bob Timmons Invitational with a time of 26:54.59, good for a 14th place finish ... Placed 22nd at the KSU Cross Country Invitational with a time of 26:39.5 ... Had a time of 26:11 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... Finished 17th in the open division of the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a time of 25:25.1, his best 8k time of the year ... Finished 42nd overall and seventh on the team with a time of 25:50.67 at the Big 12 Championships ... Placed 34th at NCAA Midwest Regionals in his first 10k of the year (31:29.33).
High School: As a senior, won the state cross country championships as well as the 3200 meters and the 1600 meters for the Blue Valley West track team ... Holds school records in the 5K (15:34), the 1600 meters, 3200 meters and as a member of the 4x800 team ... Named first team all-metro five times, three times in track and two in cross country ... Named the Johnson County Sun Runner of the Year in 2003 ... Named the Johnson County Sun Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... Named the 2003 Kansas City Star Cross Country Runner of the Year ... Parents are Dan and Jan Hefferon ... Born March 30, 1986, in Royal Oak, Mich. ... Majoring in business.
Personal: Son of Dan and Jan Hefferon ... Born March 30, 1986, in Royal Oak, Mich. ... Majoring in marketing.