2021 (Track & Field): Ran the indoor mile on Jan. 29 and had Valpo’s second-best time of the season at 4:24.88… Turned in an 8:44.94 on Feb. 13 in the indoor 3000 at the GVSU Big Meet… Had a season-best 3:59.38 in the outdoor 1500 on May 14 at the MVC Championship… Raced in the outdoor 5000 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational and finished in 15:06.45… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Raced in the MVC Championship on March 3 at Evansville and ranked third on the team (first among freshmen) with a time of 26:23.2.

Prep (Athletics): A sectional champion and three-time semistate qualifier in cross country… Earned all-conference honors three times and advanced to regional competition in all four seasons… Also a track state qualifier.

Prep (Academics/Extra Curricular): Graduated with a 4.03 grade point average… Was a member of National Honor Society and was on the honor roll… Was also an International Baccalaureate candidate, earned the Eric Wedge Leadership Award and was a member of Hoosier Boys.

Personal: He and his father once rode their bikes from Fort Wayne to Los Angeles… Hobbies include cycling and playing basketball… Majoring in biochemistry… Son of Chris and Julie Walda… Has one sister, Lauren.