Women's team places fifth and men finish 11th in season finale
The Fresno State men's and women's cross country teams will kick off the 2012 season Friday, Aug. 31 at the Aggie Open, hosted by UC Davis.
WAC releases its 2011 All-Academic teams for the fall sports; Bulldogs show well in the classroom
Both the men's and women's team finished fourth at the WAC Championship.
The Bronco Invitational was a positive preview for what both teams can expect at the WAC Championship.
Last updated on Dec. 5, 2011
2011 Cross Country (Junior): Ran a season best of 25:19 ... had a strong performance at the WAC Championships finishing in 14th-place behind teammate Eric Battles ... also joined Battles in earning second-team All- Conference.
2010 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed in six events ... season-best at Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 26:15 ... finished ninth at the Nevada Twilight Invitational with a mark of 20:47 ... also competed in NCAA West Regional finishing with a mark of 32:25 ... earned the honor of Academic All-WAC Award.
2009 Cross Country (Freshman): Posted his season-best time of 26:19.20 at the 8K UC Irvine Invitational ... placed 16th in the 6K Nevada Twilight with a time of 21:04 ... ran a 26:42 at the 8K Bronco Invitational ... finished the season strong, placing 31st at the WAC Championships.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Buchanan High School ... helped cross country team to a second place finish at state and ninth place at nationals as a senior ... track and field team finished first in the Valley and first in the league in 2009 ... named the Most Valuable Runner in cross country and Most Improved in track and field ... ran best marks of 15:57 in the 5K, 9:46 in the 3,200-meter, 4:22 in the 1,600, and 2:00 in the 800.
Personal: Born May 31, 1991 in Clovis, Calif. ... parents are Chuck and Lisa Keller ... has an older sister, Betsey ... ran with current Bulldog, Danny Vartanian, at Buchanan HS ... enjoys whitewater rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing ... member of the National Honor Society and AP Scholar with honors ... favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine ... biggest athletic thrill is catching people in a race and beating them ... most admires his parents for their hard work and dedication ... also recruited by Long Beach State, San Jose State, Santa Clara and UC Davis.