2008 Cross Country: Ran in seven meets ... received all-conference
and all-region accolades ... finished fifth at the conference
championships (24:52) and 22nd at the NCAA South Regional (32:15).
2008 Outdoor: Finished first in the 5000m at Furman (15:39.88)
... posted a scoring effort in the 5000m at the conference
2008 Indoor: Redshirted
2007 Cross Country: Raced in five of the six meets ... selected
to the all-conference team ... finished third at the Atlantic Sun
Championships ... posted three top-5 finishes.
2007 Outdoor: Competed in the 800, 1500, 5000, and 1000-meters
... finished fourth in the 5000-meters and fifth in the 10000 at the
2007 Indoor: Received third team all-conference honors in
the 5000-meters ... finished second in the 3000-meters at the
Appalachian State Invitational.
2006 Cross Country: Won his first-ever collegiate title at the
Gardner-Webb Cross Country Duals, completing the 6K race in 18:59
... was the first Buccaneer runner to cross the finish line in the six
meets he competed in ... named all-conference, placing 9th at the
2006 Outdoor: Posted a season-best 8:56.34 at the 5000m at the
Milligan Open ... placed fourth at the A-Sun Championships with a
mark of 32:31.02, good for another season best.
2006 Indoor: Finished second in the 3000-meters with a time of
9:08.31 at the Appalachian Invitational ... placed seventh in section
two of the 5000-meters in the Virginia Tech Invitational ... took fifth
in the 5000-meters at the A-Sun Championships.
2005 Cross Country: Ran in three events ... finished ninth at the
Virginia Tech Invitational in collegiate debut... finished 19th at
Atlantic Sun Championships ... finished 59th at NCAA South Regional.
Prep: Two-sport competitor in cross country and track ... four-time
letterwinner for cross country, five-time for track ... twice named
Western New York Runner of the Year ... state champion in the 3200
meters as a senior with a time of 9:09.35.
Personal: Born on June 22, 1987… son of Richard and Linda
Deren… majoring in math.