Regional qualifier in the 400 meters with a time of 46.91 set at the Bobby Lane Invitational...ran 47.61 at the regionals...recorded times in the 400 meters of 47.03 (SLC prelims) and 47.04 (Baylor)...named to the Capital One Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2008 Indoor: Finished fifth in the conference in the 400 meters (49.42)...recorded season best time of 47.53 in the 400 meters at the Texas Tech Invitational.
Qualified for the NCAA regionals in the 400 meters with a 46.61 at the SLC Outdoor Championships... ran a 45.4 second split anchor leg on the SLC Champion 4x400-meter relay team that ran a 3:09.81... quartet of Byron Majors, Jarid Vaughan and Curtis Hoyle Jr. ran a season-best 3:09.67 at the Texas Relays... earned all SLC honors with a second-place finish in the 400 meters with a season-best 46.61... won the TCU Invitational with a 47.04 and finished second at the Tellez Invitational with a 48.54... named to the Capital OneSouthland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Earned all-SLC honors as third leg of 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at the SLC Indoor Championship... scored a point at the conference meet with eighth place in the 400 meters (50.61)... named to Capital One/Southland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to UTA
Attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and competed on the Eagles' track and field team in 2004-05... named to National Dean's List four times between spring of 2005 and fall of 2006.
High School: Graduate of Wilford Woodruff Academy... was the 2004 Florida Class 4A state and Golden South champion in the 400 meters with personal-best time of 46.8... earned all-state honors as a junior with third-place finish (47.50)... has also run a 1:53.00 in the 800 meters as a sophomore in 2004... competed on varsity soccer team... maintained a 3.8 grade-point-average.
Born March 24, 1986, in Washington D.C.... son of Claudia Beckwith who is a published author under the pen name Thesina C. Daniel... has a sister, Amanda, who is majoring in biological chesmistry with dreams of being a dermotologist... aerospace engineering major.