Placed 19th at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 27:09.30...Recorded a season-best seventh-place finish at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 27:18.80...Ran an 8K time of 27:43 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree...Ran a personal-best 8K time of 25:37.40 to finish 187th at the ISU Pre-Nationals...Finished 52nd at the Big 12 Championships after running the 8K race in 26:04.68...Competed in the 10K NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, clocking in at 33:06.50.
AT UNC-CHARLOTTE (2006-07)
Ran a personal-best 8K time of 25:55 for the Charlotte 49ers...Placed eighth at the Charlotte Relay...Competed in Pre-Nationals, the George Mason Invitational and the Winthrop Invitational...Finished 72nd out of a 146-man field at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Lettered four years in cross country and two years in basketball...A two-time all-state performer in indoor track...Placed third in the state in the 3,200-meter run (2005)...Earned all-state honors in the 3,200-meter run in the 2005 outdoor season...Conference cross country champion as a senior in 2005...Five-time all-conference performer in track and three-time cross country all-conference runner...2005 NW4A Conference Runner of the Year...Twice was named all-region in track...Three-time all-region selection in cross country (2003-2005)...Was named freshman of the year in 2002.
Son of Vaughn and Linda Shirlen...Majoring in history.