1999: Posted personal best 8K time of 25:36 at the Illinois Invitational, scoring fifth for the Illini ? Competed in four of six meets for the Illini ? Top individual finish was 11th at the Illinois Invitational.
1998: Competed in four of six meets ? Set best time in the 8K (25:54) at the Saluki Invitational ? Top individual finish was 33rd, twice, at both the Illinois State Open and Saluki Invitational.
1997: Ran in all seven meets for the Illini ? Top finish was 11th at the Illini Classic (25:55) ? Other top 20 finishes included a 19th-place showing at the Eastern Illinois Open (26:01.08).
High School: Lettered eight times in high school: four each in cross country and track ? Set the West Chicago High School record in the 1,600m with a time of 4:18.10 ? Named to the all-state and all-conference teams his senior season ? A 1997 Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete ? Valedictorian of his high school class.
Personal: Born May 5, 1979 ? Parents are Michael and Ellen Horyn ? Majoring in English ? Sister, Nicole, ran four years of track and cross country at DePaul ? Favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine.