AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Did not compete.
A 2011 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo ... Named the "ANHS Male Athlete of the Year" as a senior ... Named both the "MVP" and the "Track Distance Runner of the Year" on the track and field team in 2011 ... Recorded a personal best of 4 minutes, 25.63 seconds in the 1,600-meter run at the South Coast League (SCL) Prelims, where he finished fifth overall as a senior with the Wolverines (2011) ... Has a personal-best time of 9:28 in the 3,200, a ANHS record he set at the SCL Championships ... Two-time SCL honoree on the cross country squad ... Took home "Cross Country Runner of the Year" accolades in 2009 and 2010 ... Also made First Team All-League as a sophomore in cross country (2008) ... Ran a personal-best time of 15:10 in the three mile.
Born July 12, 1993 in Huntington Beach ... Son of Gary and Terri Collins ... Has a younger brother named Tyler and a younger sister McKenzie ... Is a biochemistry/chemistry major in Sixth College ... Setting the ANHS record in the 3,200 at the SCL Championships is his most memorable track and field memory ... Running his first 5,000 on the track is his favorite UCSD moment ... Roots for the L.A. Lakers, St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers ... Kobe Bryant is his favorite athlete ... "Step Brothers" tops his list of great movies ... Atmosphere and Empire of the Sun are on his playlist ... Breakfast burritos are the one food he would choose to eat for the rest of his life if given the chance ... Can be found bodyboarding or surfing as well as playing basketball or football in his spare time ... His dad and his high school coach, UCSD alumnus John Walsh, are his two greatest influences ... Has plans to go to dental school and become a dentist or orthodontist in the future after graduating from UC San Diego.