Aggies battle some of the nation's best for berths to NCAA Championship
Three Aggies finish in the top 10 for both the men and women
San Luis Obispo lies ahead as championship season begins
Weekend Marks the Final Tune-Up Before Big West Championships
Both Aggie teams ready to contend for Big West titles
2012: Competed in four meets for the Aggies as a junior... Finished 13th at the Aggie Open to start the season, completing the 6K course in 18:49.9... Posted his best 8K time at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 25:37.0 to finish 27th... Also finished 99th at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 26:11... Completed the 10K course at the NCAA West Regional in a time of 31:45 to finish 110th.
2011: Finished third among UC Davis runners at both the Big West Championship (10/29) and NCAA West Regionals (11/12), finishing with times of 25:12.3 and 31:50, respectively... Placed seventh overall at Aggie Open (9/2) with a time of 18:58.
2010: Made Aggie debut at Big West Championships, recording a time of 26:36.8... No. 3 finisher at Doc Adams Open, finishing 12th overall in a time of 26:15.
PIONEER HS '10: Qualified for CIF state championship as a junior, placing 47th among Division III field... Improved to 17th as a senior, having placed 6th at Central Coast Section meet to advance... Finished 3rd in 800 at state track meet in 2010, posting winning 1:51.62 in prelim then setting PR of 1:50.43 in final... Narrowly missed that record with 4th-place 1:50.45 at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.... Won CCS 800 title (1:53.00), added 3rd-place showing in 1,600 (4:19.30).
PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Michael & Wendy Strum... Twin brother, Weston, runs cross country and track at Loyola Marymount... Career highlight was placing 3rd in 800 at 2010 CIF state meet.