2012-13... Competed at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 28:30.00 ... achieved 39th place at the Mountain West Championship in 27:04.47 ... competed at the NCAA Mountain Regional in 33:26.80 ... named MW Academic All-Conference and a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12... Achieved 25th place at the Wyoming Invitational in 23:35 ... came in 74th place in 26.52.7 at the Woody Greeno Invite ... finished in 27:43 for 35th place at the Rocky Mountain Shootout ... competed at Pre-Nationals with a time of 26:59 ... earned 39th place at the MW Championship with a time of 27:01.2 ... ran a 33:34.4 at the NCAA Mountain Regional for 93rd place ... named MW Academic All-Conference.
2009-10... Earned a letter in his first year as a Cowboy ... showed his ability early on in the Wyoming Invitational, nabbing 23rd with a time of 23:36 ... came in 40th in the MW Championship, finishing in 27:22 ... named to the academic All-MW team for his work in the classroom.
High School... A four-year letterman in football, wrestling, and track and field ... in track and field, was the state champion in the 3,200-meter run his senior year ... during his wrestling career, was a state champion twice and currently holds the state record in career wins and career pins ... served as the student council president, the National Honor Society president and had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school.
Personal... Born May 15 in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Kari and Bill Gifford ... studying physiology, and plans to become a medical doctor.