Stanford: Eight-time All-American is one of the premier distance runners in the United States and will conclude his Stanford career as one of the best runners ever on The Farm.
2003 Track & Field Season (Junior): Finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America status ... Ran a season-best of 13:51.68 in the 5000 meter finals at the U.S. Outdoor Championship ... Finished second in the 5000 meters (13:51.72) at the NCAA West Regionals ... Placed fourth in the 5000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ... Competed in the 5000 meters at the Pan Am Games ... Indoors, won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) title in the mile ... Ran the 3000 meters and the leadoff leg on the runner-up distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran an indoor career-best time of 7:56.01 in the 3000 meters, the third-best indoor performance all-time at Stanford.
2002 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): Gained All-America honors in at the 5000 meters by placing ninth at the NCAA Championships ... Finished second in the 5000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ... Gained All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3000 meters ... Ran an indoor season-best 7:59.91 in the 3000 meters.
2001 Track & Field Season (Freshman): An NCAA qualifier in the 5000 meters (13:46.81, #8 all-time at Stanford) ... An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 1500 meters (3:44.79) ... Finished tenth at the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters and was named All-American ... Finished fifth in the 5000 meters at the Pacific-10 Championships ... Gained All-America honors in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships by finishing ninth ... Ran a season-best of 8:02.76 for 3000 meters indoors ... Competed in the 5000 meters at the USA Outdoor Championships.
2000 Track & Field Season: Redshirted, but ran an unattached 3:46.38 for 1500 meters and 14:12.83 for 5000 meters.
2003 Cross Country Season (Senior): Named All-American after placing 33rd at the NCAA Championships helping Stanford win the team title ... Finished 12th at the Pac-10 Championships ... Placed second at the Stanford Invitational 4000 meters ... A second team All Pac-10 member.
2002 Cross Country Season: Redshirted after finishing second at the Stanford Invitational (4000 meters) ... Helped lead Stanford to the team title at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2001 Cross Country Season (Junior): Finished second in the Stanford Invitational short course ... Was Stanford's fifth runner and 12th overall at the Pac-10 Championships ... Stanford's fifth runner at the NCAA Championships as the Cardinal finished second.
2000 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): Was the fifth runner for the fourth place Cardinal at the NCAA Championships in Ames, IA ... Helped lead Stanford to the NCAA West Region title with a 13th place finish individually ... Competed on the title-winning Pac-10 Stanford team.
1999 Cross Country Season (Freshman): Gained valuable experience in his freshman season, competing in five races including the NCAA Championships at Indiana ... Finished first at the Fila Southern California Invitational and eighth at the BYU Invitational. High School: Enjoyed numerous first place finishes in track and cross country at Central High School ... The two-time Colorado state track champion in the 3200 meters ... Also won the 1600 meter title during his junior season ... Finished second at the Colorado state cross country meet during his senior season ... Attained an A-plus average throughout high school ... National Honor Society member.
Cardinal Catalogue: Economics major ... Parents are Ralph and Marcia Hejny ... A 2001, 2002 and 2003 Pacific-10 track & field All-Academic selection ... A three-time (2001, 2002, 2003) Pac-10 All-Academic cross country selection ... Born August 29, 1980.
Collegiate Career Bests: 1500 meters (3:44.79); 5000 meters (13:46.81); 10,000 meters (29:16.08)