UC Davis hosts annual Aggie Open on Saturday to kick-off 2016 campaign
UC Davis has 89 honorees in fall, winter and spring combined
Another honor for the 2016 W.P. Lindley Award winner
Tennis teams claimed Welch and Leach GPA awards
Aggie teams combine for quartet of season-best marks against tough competition
2014: Did not compete for the Aggies, but ran unattached in three meets: winning the Aggie Open (18:46), finishing 25th at the Stanford Invitational (24:22), and fifth at the Santa Clara Invitational (23:50.9).
2013: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... CAPITOL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM... CAPITOL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VIII... Competed in five meets for the Aggies... One of three UC Davis runners in the top 10 at the Big West Championships, finishing eighth with a time of 25:42.9 en route to all-conference honors... Posted two more top-20 finishes, ending up second at the 6K Aggie Open (18:22) and 19th at the Inter-Regional Jamboree in a season-best 8K time of 24:09... Was the second UC Davis runner across the line at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing the 10K course in a time of 30:46 to finish 46th... Led the Aggies at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. -- site of the NCAA Championships -- covering the 8K course in a time of 24:13.97... Selected to the Big West Conference fall All-Academic Team.
2012: USTFCCCA ALL-WEST REGION... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VIII... BIG WEST MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR... Ran five times in his sophomore season and was the top Aggie finisher in each race... Finished sixth at the Big West Championships (8K) in a time of 24:23.3... Cross the finish line in 30:12 at the NCAA West Regionals (10K), good for 20th place... Won the season-opening Aggie Open (6K) and finished sixth overall at the Bronco Invitational (8K).
2011: Finished 49th in the Big West Championships (10/29) with a time of 25:44.9... Participated in the NCAA West Regionals (11/12) finishing fourth among UC Davis participants.
DAVIS HS '11: Concluded outstanding high school campaign with a 22nd-place finish at CIF State Cross Country Championship after claiming Sac-Joaquin Section title... Three-time All-Delta Valley Conference selection... Advanced to state meet as a junior in 2010, finishing 12th overall, and placed second at Sac-Joaquin Section meet... Davis HS won CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I title all four years of his prep career and was fourth in 2009 at the state championship meet... Came in eighth at 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section meet... Set school records in the 1600 and 3200 as a senior, winning the CIF title in both events and placing third overall in the 3200 at the CIF state meet... Twice selected as an all-conference honoree... Helped lead Davis HS to CIF Sac-Joaquin Section team title in 2010 after second-place finishes in both 2008 and 2009.
PERSONAL: Parents are Lance and Kerry Halsted... Has two younger siblings, Tara and Torin... Hails from a long line of UC Davis graduates... Mother Kerry and aunts Kathy Guinn and Kristina Neill swam for UC Davis, winning several All-American accolades throughout the 1980s... Majoring in biomedical engineering.
SELECTED TOP TIMES
|8K||23:50.9||10/18/14||Santa Clara Invitational|
|10K||30:12||11/9/12||NCAA West Regional|