PRs: 100m 10.14 (1996); 200m 20.10 (1999); 400m 45.88 (1999); also 20.32 indoors ('99)
Born: April 3, 1968 in Des Moines, Iowa
Current Residence: Denver, Colo.
High School: Ankney (IA) HS '86
College: Drake '90
Coach: Mike Gilbert
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 1997 World Indoor 200 champion; 2nd at 1995, 1997 U.S. Outdoor nationals; 1989, 1993, 1999 World Indoor 200 bronze medalist; 1991 Pan Am silver medalist
Won 1997 IAAF World Indoor 200 meter title in Paris running out of lane 6...winning time of 20.40 matched the then-American record set by Jeff Williams in 1996. First went out for track in seventh grade. Placed fifth as a sophomore at Iowa State HS Championships, never lost a race in that event the remainder of prep career. Also won 100-meter title as a senior. Was inspired as a sophomore in high school by seeing Calvin Smith at Drake Relays shortly after Smith set the world recordhad surgery to repair a severed Achilles tendon in 1993 following a biking accident, and spent the rest of 1993-94 in rehabbegan running 400s in rehab for strength training and ran 44.77 at Mt. SAC in 1996. Attended Drake University, where he earned a degree in marketing, because it was close to home. Employed by a book publisher (US West Decks) as a pricing manager. Lists golf and mountain biking as favorite hobbies.
2001: 2nd in 200m at USA Indoors (20.44)did not start final at
World Indoors due to an injured hamstring3rd at USA Outdoors (20.64)7th at
World Outdoors (20.25)6th at Goodwill Games (20.90)4th at adidas Oregon
Track Classic (20.60)2nd at Peregrine U.S. Open (20.56)ranked #5 in U.S.
by T&FNbest of 20.13 in World Outdoor semis.
2000: 5th in semifinal at Olympic Trials (20.30) had a stress fracture in his foot in early April and could not train again until Juneranked 9th in U.S. by T&FN best of 20.30 at Olympic Trials.
1999: 2nd at USA Indoors...bronze at World Indoors (20.32AR)...3rd at USA Outdoors (20.19w)...6th at World Champs (20.37)ranked #9 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 20.10 and 45.88.
1998: 7th at USA Outdoors...best of 20.49.
1997: Gold at World Indoors ($50,000) in 20.40CR...2nd at USA Outdoors...6th in semis at World Champsranked #8 in world (#4 in U.S.) by T&FN...best of 20.24.
1996: Finished 8th at Olympic Trials...ranked 8th in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 10.16, 20.29, and 20.09w.
1995: 2nd at USA Outdoors3rd at Olympic Festival...5th in heats at World Champs...ranked 5th in U.S. by T&FNbest of 20.60, 19.94w.
1994: Did not compete, rehab on torn Achilles.
1993: Bronze at World Indoorstorn Achilles kept him from competing outdoorsbest of 20.56.
1992: 6th in semis at Olympic Trialsbest of 20.33.
1991: 6th in semis at USA Outdoorssilver at Pan Am Gamesbest of 20.63.
1990: 5th at NCAA Outdoors5th in semi at USA Outdoors2nd at Olympic Festivalranked #9 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 20.37.
1989: Bronze at World Indoors2nd at NCAA Outdoors3rd at USA Outdoors 5th at Olympic Festival6th at World University Gamesranked #6 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 20.37A, 20.39.
1988: 3rd in heat at NCAA Outdoors6th at USA Outdoors7th in quarterfinal at Olympic Trialsbest of 20.55.
1987: Best of 21.04, 20.80w.