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.