DIVISION I ALL-AMERICAN... ALL-REGION... BIG WEST CONFERENCE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR... BIG WEST CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION... Finished 14th overall at NCAA Div. I Cross Country Championships with a time of 30:09.1... Becomes first Div. I All-American in UC Davis' cross country history and is first male cross country runner to advance to national championship... Advanced to national meet by way of fifth-place finish at NCAA West Region Championship, crossing the line in a time of 30:07.41... UC Davis' first men's Big West Conference individual champion, winning the conference meet in a time of 23:40.2, over 17 seconds faster than the second-place finisher... Led Aggie men to first team title and was named the conference's Male Athlete of the Year... Opened season by winning the Hornet Jamboree in a time of 19:53 (9/11)... Aggies' top finisher at Stanford Invitational, finishing 14th overall (9/25)... Named Big West Athlete of the Week for his performance at Stanford... Set course record at Oct. 16 Bronco Invitational, winning the race in a time of 23:45.1... Selected as recipient of UC Davis' Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award as outstanding male athlete.
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.