A 2012 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks ... Had a personal-best race in the 400-meter run at the Don Green Memorial Track Meet of 52.55 seconds to finish eighth as a senior (2012) ... Earned a personal-best time of 1:58.13 in the 800 at the Ventura County Championships to place seventh overall in his final year (2012) ... Won the 800 at the Thousand Oaks/Simi/Calabasas meet during his senior year (1:59.93) ... Competed at the Marmonte League Prelims and Finals in the 800, taking second (1:58.81) and 12th (2:12.84) in those respective meets as a senior (2012) ... Clocked his best 1,600 time of 4:31.22 in eighth-place showing at the 2012 Pasadena Games ... Ran a top split of 50.8 in the 4x400 relay ... Represented second leg of 4x400 relay at the CIF-SS - Division II Prelims, finishing ninth overall with a time of 3:25.15 before placing seventh at the CIF-SS - D-II Finals with a team-best time of 3:24.99 ... Anchor leg of 4x800 relay during runner-up showing at Ventura Invitational, where his Lancers' team finished with its top time of 8:10.01 during last year at TOHS (2012) ... Starting leg in first-place finish at the Ventura Invitational in the 4x1600 relay (18:24.66) during senior year (2012) ... Third leg of 4x1,600 relay during team-best performance at Arcadia Invitational, finishing fourth with a time of 18:09.06 as a junior (2011) ... Also ran cross country with the Lancers, turning in statistical bests of 15:44 in the three mile at the 31st Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic and 17:15 in the 5k at the Clovis XC Invitational, during his senior (2011) and junior year (2010), respectively.
Born on Dec. 13, 1993 in Park Ridge, Ill. ... Son of Mariko and Atsushi Kodera ... Has a younger sister named Erika ... Majors in environmental systems at Roosevelt College ... Enjoys the guitar and surfing in his spare time ... Galen Rupp is his favorite athlete.