Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) Recorded his season-best time at the Bronco Invitational, crossing at 24:52 for 13th place ... had a strong presence for the Bulldogs at the WAC Championships, placing 15th with a time of 27:08.6. (2009 Track) The team's leading middle-distance runner ... won the 1,500-meter individual WAC Championship for the second time ... timed a career-best 3:46.77 at the Stanford Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Regional for the second year ... took over the No. 8 position in the Fresno State all-time records for the 1,500 ... marked the team's top time of 1:53.28 in the 800 ... 2009 Academic All-WAC. (2008 Cross Country) Earned second-team All-WAC honors for the second year in a row with an eighth place finish at the WAC Championships, clocking a 26:20.10 in the 8K ... finished 57th at the NCAA West Regionals 10K, timing in at 30:52.30 ... had a season-best 8K at the Santa Clara Invite, crossing at 24:56 for 11th place ... was third at the Pepperdine Invite with a time of 25:11.96 ... 2008 Academic All-WAC. (2008 Track) The top middle-distance competitor for the Bulldogs ... topped the WAC standings in the 800-meter with the time of 1:50.08 ... marked the top time in the 1,500 with his first-place finish at the WAC Championships, posting a time of 3:47.88 ... qualified for NCAA Regional in both the 800 and the 1,500 ... ran a 1:51.48 in the 800 at the Regional meet ... 2008 Academic All-WAC. (2007 Cross Country) Was a Second-Team All-WAC performer after finishing at the WAC Championships timing in at 24:13 ... placed 108th with a time of 32:48 in the NCAA West Regional 10K ... placed 14th with a time of 34:06 in the 10K race at the UC San Diego Triton Classic ... took 13th at the Pepperdine Invitational with a time of 25:19 ... 2007 Academic All-WAC. (2007 Track) The Bulldog's middle-distance go-to runner... topped the WAC in the 800 run with a time of 1:51.43 ... led the team in the 1,500 ... ran a 3:55.33 at the Fresno State Four-Way ... 2007 Academic All-WAC. (2006 Cross Country) Was one of Fresno State's top runners during the season ... placed 30th with a time of 27:15 at the Sacramento State Invitational ... was 40th at the San Francisco State Invitational with a time of 27:33 ... Fresno State's top performer at the WAC Championships, placing 29th overall with a time of 26:58.
Prior to Fresno State: Three-sport letterwinner in basketball, cross country and track and field at Pitman HS ... three-time team MVP ... all-district and state qualifier ... four-year section qualifier in the high jump ... owns prep-best marks of 15:41 in the 5K, 1:54.30 in the 800-meters, 51.22 in the 400 and 6-4 in high jump.
Personal: Born June 4, 1987 ... parents are Frank and Theresa Sanders ... has two brothers, James and Randy, and sister, Tonya ... hobbies include paintball, hiking, rock climbing and swimming ... favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine ... most admires his parents ... a member of the Fresno State Army ROTC.