2014 (Cross Country): Ran in all six meets for the Brown and Gold in his junior season...crossed the line at 12:49.1 in the Crusader Open 4K...completed the Western Invitational 8K in 29:46...turned in a 28:14.2 time at the five-mile Notre Dame Invitational...trekked the 8K Bradley Invitational course in 27:58.1...recorded a 28:08 time at the Horizon League Championships 8K...ran a 35:46 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...named team's Most Improved Runner.

2014 (Track): Ran a top time indoors of 9:46.44 in the 3,000m run...ran a top time of 17:40.00 in 5,000m run...posted top times outdoors of 17:20.65 for the 5K and 37:19.54 for the 10K ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2013 (Cross country): Competed in four meets for the Crusaders...ran a 22:59.7 in the Crusaders Classic...ran a 32:20.5 at Notre Dame...finished in 29:07.00 at Bradley...ran a 30:32.00 at the HL Championships...named team's Most Improved Runner.

2013 (Track): Posted top times indoors of 10:38.40 for the 3K and 18:47.11 for the 5K ... outdoors, recorded top times of 4:47.20 in the 1,500m run and 17:28.53 in the 5,000m run.

2012 (Cross country): Competed in two meets for the Crusaders as a freshman...clocked in at 33:21.88 at the Evansville Invite 8K...ran a 32:20 at Notre Dame 5 mile.

Prep: Two-time letterwinner for the Tigers...Heart of Tiger Award winner in 2011...member of 5th place state team in 2008...member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of William and Janet Gafkjen..major in theology and ministry...member of Christ College...born on Dec. 7, 1993...ran in 2012 Miami Half-Martahon.