2001: (Junior) Ran in all-six meets for the Illini ... Ran his best at the end of the season, finishing second on the team at both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Set a personal-best 8,000m time of 25:20.9 to earn a 53rd-place showing at the Big Ten Championships ... Set another personal-best mark in the 10,000m at the Midwest Regional with a time of 31:45.7, where he finished 34th. ... Opened the season with a career-best 24th-place showing at the Purdue Meet of Champions.
2000: (Sophomore) Competed in two meets for Illini, the Illinois Invitational and Big Ten Championships ... Finished 26th at the Illini Invitational, running 26:36.26.
1999: (Freshman) Competed in two meets for Illini, the Illinois Invitational and Big Ten Championships ... Finished 26th at the Illini Invitational, running 26:36.26.
High School... Earned seven varsity letters: 4 in cross country and 3 in track ... Placed 27th at IHSA State Cross Country Meet in 1998 ... Three-time IHSA Class AA State Qualifier in both track and cross country ... Member of 4x800m relay team which finished 2nd at the 1999 state track finals ... 1998-99 Male Athlete of the Year at Pontiac High School.
PERSONAL... Parents are John and Vera Wahls ... Hosted a weekly sports radio program during his senior year of high school ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
PERSONAL BEST TIMES
8,000 meters: 25:20.9, Big Ten Championships (10/28/01)
10,000 meters: 31:45.7, NCAA Midwest Regional (11/10/01)