Madden, along with three other runners from the West Region, will head to Louisville as individual qualifiers to the NCAA Championships
The Big West Conference unveiled the cross country major awards on Thursday, Nov. 2
UC Davis makes a return trip across the Causeway to Haggin Oaks for the NCAA regional championships
Tennis teams claimed Welch and Leach GPA awards
Coming off third-place finishes at conference meet, UC Davis heads to Washington in search of trip to Nationals
2009: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE, placing 7th at league championship meet... Aggies' top finisher in four meets: Hornet Jamboree (1st overall), ISU Pre-Nationals (68th), Big West Conference and NCAA West Regional (17th)... Also finished 9th at Stanford Invite, just behind teammate Russ Pfaff.
2007: Raced in four meets, including Big West Conference (23rd) and NCAA West Region (43rd) championships... Was team's top finisher at regional and Santa Clara Invitational (15th).
UC DAVIS TRACK & FIELD: Qualified for NCAA West Regional in 2010, placing 22nd in 5,000 (14:28.83)... Shattered school 5K record at Stanford Invite, then broke it again at Payton Cardinal Invitational (14:03.25)... Ran mile of 4:03.89 at Brutus Hamilton Invitational, which converts to 3:45.85 over 1,500, good for 2nd in school history... Also had team's season-best 3K of 8:16.50, also 2nd all-time... Placed 3rd in 1,500 (3:51.17), 4th in 5,000 (14:45.55) at Big West Conference Championships... Broke own indoor 3,000 record with 8:11.52 at UW Invitational... Finished 7th in 1,500 (3:50.52), 9th in 5,000 (14:38.93) at Big West meet as a sophomore... Hit season-best 5K time of 14:38.93 at Brutus Hamilton Invite... Posted Aggies' season-best times in 1,500 (3:50.37) and 3,000 (8:20.80) in 2008, both at Causeway Dual... Also placed 5th at Cal-Nevada state meet in 1,500 (3:54.76)... Won 3K at All-Cal Challenge at 8:24.11.
CLOVIS HS '07: Placed 6th (15:27) at state cross country championships as a senior, earning all-state honors... Also made state meet as a junior, finishing 28th overall (16:27)... Garnered All-Tri-River Athletic Conference three times, All-Central Section twice in cross country... Captured 1,600 title (4:15.92) at Central Section masters meet in 2007... Placed 3rd in 1,600, 5th in 3,200 at section championships as a junior... Two-year state meet qualifier in track.
PERSONAL: Born in Colorado... Majoring in human development... Parents are Mark & Sally Peterson... Hopes to one day break the four-minute barrier in the mile.