Strong results and young talent makes future bright at Stanford
Three Cardinal among Pac-12 selections
Cardinal men and women race Saturday at nationals
Stanford men first, women second at regionals
Kathy Kroeger wins her third Stanford Invitational, while Joe Rosa leads the men
At Stanford: An accomplished miler on the track, looking to make an impact in the cross-country course ... ran in one Pac-12 championship meet and NCAA West Regional.
2012 Season (RS Sophomore):Ran in four meets, including the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA West Regionals...was Stanford's No. 7 runner on the Cardinal's NCAA West Regional championship team ... covered the 10K Jefferson Golf Course in Seattle in 30:24 for 30th place ... was Stanford's No. 8 runner at Pac-12's ... ran 25:11 for 8K at Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif. ... was No. 5 runner on Stanford's winning Stanford Invitational team (8K, 24:47) ... placed second at the USF Invitational (8K, 24:45.3) ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2011 Season (RS Freshman): Top 8,000-meter time of 24:24.5 came at the Bronco Invitational to finish 19th ... top finish was 15th at the USF Invitational in a time of 25:08 ... placed 70th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:10.
2010 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Nine-time county champion in cross country and track ... Six-time All-State honoree ... Millrose Mile qualifier in 2008 and 2009 ... Captained his cross country team his senior year ... helped take the team to the state qualification in 2008 and `09 ... Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Michigan in 2009 ... state champion in 2009, and runner-up in 2008 ... school record holder in the 5K with a time of 15:22 ... captained the 2010 track team to a win in the indoor distance medley relay at the Michigan state championship, as well as a win in the All-American Nike Indoor 4 x mile relay ... Troy set a state record in the All-American Nike indoor distance medley relay in 2010 ... in 2009, Troy won the state title in the distance medley relay ... the 2009 Gatorade track and field Athlete of the Year for Michigan ... the 2009 state champion in the 1,600 meters ... holds school records in the 800 meters (1:54.0) and 1600 meters (4:07.71) .
Personal: Major is engineering ... son of Kenneth and Mary Ann Atchoo ... has three older sisters, Priscilla, Allison and Nikki ... enjoys music and playing piano.