The Bronco Invitational was a positive preview for what both teams can expect at the WAC Championship.
Last updated on July 10, 2013
2012-13 Cross Country (Junior): Competed in all six meets ... best finish came at the four-mile Hornet Jamboree, timing in at 20:16.7 to help lead the Bulldogs to a second-place finish as he earned 14 points by crossing the finish line 13th overall ... set a personal-best 6K of 19:08.6 at the Aggie Open, besting his prior best of 21:27 ... registered career-best 8K on Oct. 13 at the Bronco Invitational, timing in at 25:09.5 ... averaged a 25:47.95 8K in four races. Outdoor (Junior): Competed in eight meets and four events with a focus in the 3000m Steeplechase ... set a personal and season-best time in the steeplechase at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 9:20.16 to place sixth overall - improving time by 38 seconds from opening race to MW championship finale ... time set at MW Championship ranked as the sixth best time in the MW for the 2012-13 season ... crossed the finish line first out of 15 runners in the section five 1500m race at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a personal-best time of 3:55.38 ... named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team.
2011-12 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed in every race of the season, marking a season-best of 25:19 at the Bronco Invitational. Outdoor (Sophomore): Competed in six meets and four events ... set personal records in the 3000m (8:43.63) at the Cal Poly Dual Meet on March 10, 5000m (15:11.26) at the Sacramento State MONDO Mid-Major Challenge on April 12 and the 10000m (33:11.50) at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on May 8 ... placed in the 10000m at the WAC Championships and ran the seventh fastest 10000m time in the WAC.
Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed in every race of the season, marking a season-best of 25:19 at the Bronco Invitational.
2010-11 Cross Country (Freshman): Participated in four events ... marked a season-best of 26:28 at the Bronco Invitational 8K ... ran a 27:19.9 (8K) at the WAC championship. Outdoor (Freshman): Competed in seven meets ... set a personal record in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3:58.66 March 19 at USC ... ran season-best time of 8:51.29 in the 3,000 meter race on March 12 ... recorded a season-best mark of 15:25.49 in the 5,000 meter race on April 7.
Prior to Fresno State: Competed for three years on the varsity track and field and cross country teams ... California State qualifier in cross country ... was All Tri-River Conference in cross country ... best time in the 800-meter was 1:59 and 4:22 in the 1,600-meter race.
Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1991 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Roger and Robin Poythress ... has one brother, Kent, and one sister, Ann, who competed on the cross country and track and field team at Fresno State (graduated spring 2012) ... enjoys running, playing basketball and hanging out with friends ... most admires his parents.