CC Fall, 2006: Ran in all of the cross country meets for Lamar in the fall ... Played a key role in helping LU to the Southland Conference championship, posting a sixth place finish with a time of 25:23 over the 8K course ... Had a solid showing at the NCAA Regional in Waco, placing 32 in a time of 31:44.4.
2005-06 (Jr.): Competed in the 1,500 meter run and the 800 meter run during the outdoor season ... Won the Southland Conference championship in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:57.65 ... Posted a season-best time of 3:50.29 in the 1,500 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... Posted a season-best time of 1:53.92 in the 800 meter run at the Rice Bayou Classics ... Ran the mile and the 3,000 meter run during the indoor season ... Won the Southland Conference championship in the mile, posting a season-best time of 4:13.36 ... Grabbed an eighth place finish in the 3,000 meter run, posting a time of 8:45.09
CC Fall, 2005: Ran in all of the cross country meets during the fall ... Was LU's top finisher in every meet... Recorded four top 10 finishes ... Placed first at the Lamar/McNeese Dual meet ... Took the top spot at the Northwestern State All Comers Meet ... Placed third at SLC Championships with an 8,000-meter time of 25:51.
2004-05 (So.): Competed in the 1,500 meter run during the outdoor season ... Posted a season-best time in the 1,500 at the SLC Outdoor Championship with a 3:57.60, good for eighth place ... Best finish in the 1,500 was a second place finish at the Rice Bayou Classic ... Competed in the Mile run and the Distance Medley during the indoor season ... Placed sixth at the SLC Indoor Championship with a 4:18.34 ... Helped Lamar to a fifth place finish in the Distance Medley with a 10:31.35.
CC Fall, 2004: Ran in five of six cross country meets during the fall ... Was Lu's top finisher in two meets ... Recorded two top 10 finishes ... Placed 22nd at SLC Championships with an 8,000-meter time of 25:49.
2003-04 (Fr.): Mid-year transfer ... Ran the 800 during outdoor season ... Top time was 1:58.14 at the Runsport/Rice Twilight Meet ... Clocked a 2:05.57 in the prelims of the SLC Outdoor Championships ... During indoor season, ran LU's top three 800-meter times, including a season-best 1:56.56 for fourth at the SLC Indoor Championships ... Also placed second at the UH/RunSport All-Comers Meet with a time of 1:56.91 ... Placed 20th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:10.19 at the SLC Championships ... Ran anchor leg of eighth-place DMR (10:36.08) at SLC Meet ... Did not compete in 2003 cross country season.
High School: Ran for Coach Greame Tattisal at Wellington HS in New Zealand ... Placed third in the nation at the under-20 road race ... Recorded personal best times of 1:55 in the 800 and 4:06 in the 1,500.
Personal: Major is exercise science ... Enjoys running in his spare time ... Born on July 4, 1985, in Auckland, New Zealand ... Son of Jacki Townsend and Lawrence Shaw.