Finished second at the 2007 Illinois 3A Cross Country Championships, improving on his eighth place finish in 2006 ... Placed sixth in the 1600m at the 2008 AA Illinois State Championships ... Ranked 13th nationally in the 3200m his senior season ... Grabbed third place individually at the 2007 Nike Team Midwest Regional ... Three time All-State in cross country and six-time All-State in track and field ... Earned three letters each in cross country and track and field ... Helped York to three state cross country titles.
Full name is Thomas Edward Achtien ... Born Aug. 12, 1990 ... Parents are Ernest and Carol Achtien ... Has three sisters, Kate, Ann and Karen ... Hobbies include running and ping pong ... Majoring in kinesiology.