At Stanford: The defending NCAA Champion at 3,000 meters, but is a threat for an NCAA title from 1,500 to 5,000 meters ... looks to carry the momentum from last season into another standout track season and Olympic year ... only has indoor eligibility remaining.
2012 Season (RS Senior): Competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters, placing 11th in 8:00.67 ... also ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay the NCAA Indoor Championships, helping Stanford to a fourth-place finish ... split 4:00.87 for the 1,600-meter leg of the DMR that finished with a team time of 9:36.13 ... earned first team All-America honors for the DMR and second team honors for the 3,000 ... ran a career-best time of 7:50.14 for 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... no outdoor eligibility.
2011 Season (Senior): Won the NCAA title at 3,000 meters during the indoor season by breaking away from the pack over the final 200 meters to win in 8:03.71 ... earned two All-America honors during the indoor season after also placing fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:34.54 ... set the Stanford indoor record in the 5,000 meters with his time of 13:34.54 ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, placing 22nd and 11th, respectively ... placed fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:12.43) and third in the 10,000 meters (29:20.24) at the Pac-10 Championships ... ran a personal best of 13:26.14 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in the 5,000 meters ... the Big Meet Champion in the 1,500 meters, running a time of 3:43.58.
2010 Season (Junior): Qualified for the final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meters ... the Pac-10 runner-up in both the 5,000 meters (13:45.22) and the 10,000 meters (29.10.86) ... ran a career-best time of 13:29.75 at the Mt. SAC Invitational ... ran a career-best in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:41.27 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... earned All-America status for his seventh-place finish in the 5,000 meters (13:51.00) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... the MPSF Champion in the 5,000 meters (13:47.14) and runner-up in the 3,000 meters (8:00.00).
2009 Season (Sophomore): Placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:08.56 ... ran a career-best time of 13:42.59 at the Stanford Invitational in the 5K, which ranks 10th all-time at Stanford ... also earned an All-America honor at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships after placing third in the 3,000 meters ... ranks third all-time at Stanford with an indoor 3,000-meter time of 7:53.64 ... placed seventh at the Pac-10 Championships in the 5,000 ... placed third in the mile at the MPSF Championships with a personal best time of 4:01.92 ... personal best in the 1,500 meters came at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational with a time of 3:43.10.
2008 Season (Freshman): Ran a career best time of 13:59.12 in the 5,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... finished 11th at the NCAA West Regional and 19th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 5,000 meters.
International Competition: Finished second in the 5,000 meters at the Pan American Junior Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
High School: The 2007 U.S. junior Cross Country Champion ... the 2005 Minnesota state cross country champion for Winona Senior ... the 2006 and 2007 Minnesota state champion in the 3,200 meters ... holds the AA State Meet record in the 3,200 meters ... a 2006 FootLocker national cross country finalist ... finished third in the two mile at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals with a personal best of 8:46.12 ... the fastest two-miler ever from the state of Minnesota ... the 11th fastest two-mile by a high school athlete since 1999 ... the 2007 U.S. junior 5,000-meter champion.
Cardinal Catalogue: Engineering major ... parents are Bob and Linda Heath ... has one brother, Garrett, who was a nine-time All-American at Stanford and is now a volunteer assistant coach ... USTFCCA Academic All-American in both 2009 and 2010 ... the 2010 Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year for cross country as presented by Toyo Tires ... a first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection for cross country in 2010 ... second team Pac-10 All-Academic for cross country in 2009 and track and field in 2010 ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection for track in 2009 MPSF All-Academic for indoor track in 2009 and 2010 ... 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection in cross country.