JUNIOR (2011): Posted a personal-best 8k time of 25:55 at the Southern Conference Championships to take 47th place … finished in fifth place at the Will Wilson Citadel Invitational with a mark of 27:29 … took 37th place with a time of 26:00 at the Royal Cross Country Classic … earned the Outstanding Competitor award for the men’s team.
Started the season strong, running a time of 26:49 at the Winthrop
Invitational to place 28th … recorded a time of
27:40 at The Citadel Invitational to finish in 11th place …
posted a time of 26:48 at the Great American XC Festival to place
17th … recorded a season-low time of 26:27 at the
Royal CC Challenge … finished the Southern Conference
Championships in 67th place with a time of 27:34 ... received the
team's "Bulldog" Award for going above and beyond to help the
FRESHMAN (2009): Posted a time of 17:13 in the 5k Gamecock Invitational in collegiate debut … finished in ninth place at the 6k Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 20:45 … ran a time of 28:24 at The Citadel Invitational for a 26th place finish … ran a time of 29:18 at the Furman Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Woodruff High School in Enoree, S.C. … earned two letters in track and field and cross country … also played varsity soccer … ran a time of 4:41 in the 1600, 10:16 in the 3200 and 2:10 in the 800 … was a member of the 2007-08 cross country state team … placed third in the 3200 at the 2008-09 individual track and field state meet … earned the Most Valuable Runner award for cross country and track and field from 2007-09 … all-region cross country runner and all-state runner … earned the scholar athlete award from 2007-09.
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1991 Spartanburg, S.C. … son of Mark Waldrop and Candice Branim … majoring in health and wellness.