After transferring to Arizona as a sophomore, culminated his intercollegiate career by winning the 1986 Pac-10, District 8, and NCAA Cross Country championships. In track, at time of induction ranked in UA's top ten in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, 5,000 meters, and 10,000 meters. Went on to become one of the finest distance runners in the U.S. Was a finalist at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Member of the U.S. team at the World Cross Country Championships in 1989,1990, and 1991. A finalist in the 10,000 meters at the 1991 track and field World Championships in Tokyo, he qualified for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team in the 10,000 meters.