2009 Cross Country: Ran in five races for the Cards... Finished 10th at the Mid-America Opener... Added a 29th place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic (24:47.20)... Finished 54th at the BIG EAST Championships... Came in 76th at NCAA Southeast Regionals... Placed 197th at Pre-Nationals.
2008-09: Competed in two outdoor events for the Cardinals... Finished fifth at the Mike Poehlein Invite in the 5,000m (15:03.41)... Placed sixth in the 1,500m during the Lyles/Clark Wood Invite (4:05.78)...Finished 10th in the 5,000m (15:18.40) at the Cardinal Twilight.
2008 Cross Country: Placed sixth at the 6k Mid-America Opener (18:42.09)... Added a ninth place finish at the Winthrop Invite... Placed 49th at the Greater Louisville Classic and 60th at the BIG EAST Championships.
High School: Lettered four-years in track and cross country at Shawnee Senior High School ... Three-time All-State in track (4x800m-2007), (3200m-2007), (3200m-2008) ... National Scholastic All-American 2008 indoor with a sixth-place finish ... Two-time All-State in cross country finishing fourteenth in 2006 and sixth in 2007 ... Team was state qualifiers in 2005 and 2006 ... Team was league champions in 2006 ... competed in the 1600m, 3200m and the 4x800m... Personal best include: 9:16.9 in the 3200m, 4:26.0 in the 1600m, 9:20 in the two-mile (indoor) and 15:44 in the 5000m.
Personal: Born November 29, 1989 in Lima, Ohio ... Son of Rob and Deb Violet ... Has two brothers, Aaron and Jason ... Majoring in computer engineering.