Mavericks distance crews ready for Western Athletic Conference
AT UT ARLINGTON Cross Country Highlights: 2012
Participated in two events on the year for the Mavericks.
Placed 10th at the UTA Season Opener with a 5k time of 15:33.6.
Finished 11th at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 (20:11).
Competed in just one event, the UTA Season Opener, where he placed 29th in 21:45.
Ran in six of the Mavericks' seven meets in his first season.
Best finish came at the start of the season where he placed 26th overall with a time of 20:08.40 at the Midwestern State Invitational.
Turned in a 29th place finish with a time of 28:34 at the Texas A&M-CC Islander Splash.
Placed 56th at the SLC meet with a time of 27:57.60.
Competed at the Chile Pepper Invitational where he earned a 319th place finish with a time of 34:26.97.
Indoor Highlights: 2013
Placed 23rd in the 3000m at the WAC Championships with a time of 9:19.90.
Finished 16th in the mile at the SLC Championships with a season-best time of 4:29.14.
Took fifth in the mile run at the Oklahoma Invitational (4:29.81).
Ran a season-best time of 8:49.68 in the 3000 meters at the Texas 10-Team Invitational to place 10th.
Placed third in the 3000 meters in the Varsity Apartments Shocker Quad with a time of 8:56.59.
Outdoor Highlights: 2013
Earned second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors after a sixth-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase (9:44.44).
Placed 12th at the WAC meet in the 5000m with a season-best time of 15:29.67.
Won the 5000m at the Texas State Invitational in 15:31.64.
Placed first in the 300m steeplechase at the Azusu Pacific Invitational (9:25.59).
Competed in three events on the season, including the Southland Conference Championships.
Ran a season-best time of 9:31.65 in the 3000m steeplechase at the SLC meet.
Clocked a 4:10.94 in the 1500 meters at the Track-It Buster Invitational.
Took fifth place in the SLC Outdoor Championships in the 3000 steeplechase with a personal best time of 9:27.98.
Placed fourth in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 10:05.61 at the Northwestern State Invitational.
Came in fourth in the 3000 steeplechase in the Michael Johnson Classic with a time of 9:50.85.
Recorded two top-15 finishes in the Region 1-5A meet.
Finished 13th in the 3200 meters, running a 10:04.41.
Clocked a 4:30.72 in the 1600m, finishing ninth.
Set a new personal-best time in the 1600m with a 4:24.53 in the District 8-5A Meet.
Set another individual record at the district meet with a 9:41.90 in the 3200m.
Personal record in the 3-mile is 16:22.00.
Earned five varsity letters, three in cross country and two in track.
Named Plano East's Runner of the Year as a senior.
Born July 3, 1992, in Plano, Texas.
Is the son of Steve and Sue Purser.
Majoring in graphic design.
Is an Eagle Scout.