2020 (Track & Field): Competed in five meets as a freshman for Valpo… Ran a 2:00.85 in the 800 for his first collegiate race on Jan. 17 at GVSU’s Bill Clinger Classic… Had his season-best mile time on Feb. 8 at the University of Chicago’s Windy City Rumble, a 10th-place finish and a time of 4:23.68… Ran his maiden collegiate 3000 on Feb. 15 at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing in 8:58.81… Finished his inaugural campaign for the Brown & Gold with a 9:00.05 time in the 3000 at the MVC Indoor Championships, hosted by UNI, on March 1.

2019 (Cross Country): Appeared in all six meets for Valpo during his freshman campaign... Started his collegiate career by finishing fourth on the team at the Crusader Open on Sept. 6, completing the 6K at 19:51.2… Finished fifth on the team in the five-mile race at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invite with a mark of 26:39.47… Recorded his best 8K mark at Bradley’s Pink Classic on Oct. 18 with a time of 26:38.0… Finished fifth on the team in the 8K race when Valpo hosted the MVC Championships on Nov. 2, coming across at 27:06.9… Also finished fifth on the team at NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15, completing the 10K course in 34:19.1.

Prep: Three-time letter winner for the Royals in both cross country and track … two-time academic all-state in both cross country and track … 2019 track state qualifier … Two-time youth cross country qualifier … was a member of the National Honors Society while earning high honor roll and academic dean’s list honors roll … Eagle Scout … graduated Magna Kum Lada … was a member of the Student Athletic Council

Personal: Son to Cheryl and Kevin Carothers … major is meteorology