AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Contended in all six races for UC San Diego … Was the first of two displacers for the Tritons at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Kahuku, Hawaii, where he finished the 10k race in 90th place overall with a time of 35:29.68 … Finished first among Tritons at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, taking the final slot of the All-CCAA Team in 15th place with a time of 26:16.2 … Won the 20th Annual Triton Invitational in dominant fashion, leading the race from beginning to end to clock in at 26:15 and earned the CCAA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week award by virtue of his performance (Week of 10/1-10/7) … Cracked the top 25 of the highly-competitive adidas/UC Irvine Invitational, crossing the finish line with 26:06.2 showing on the clock as UCSD’s fourth finisher … Placed fourth overall and second for the Tritons at the Lancer Invitational (25:35) ... Recipient of a First Team Academic Momentum Award from Scholar-Baller and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports for his academic improvement ... Recognized as both the team's Co-Racer of the Year and the team's Most Improved.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Ran in four events during freshman year ... Was the Tritons' top runner in 67th Annual SDSU Aztec Invitational, placing ninth with a time of 26:51.8 ... Took 15th overall in UCSD Opener (22:58.2) ... Followed collegiate debut with 47th-place finish in Asics/UCI Invitational (26:31.5) ... Concluded season with time of 34:57.5 in the Triton Classic Invitational, placing 24th overall.
A 2011 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, where he was a two-time South Coast League honoree on the cross country squad ... Named the ANHS Athlete of the Year as a senior, while also taking home Cross Country Runner of the Year accolades in 2009 and 2010 ... Named the Most Valuable Athlete on the track and field team in 2011 ... Recorded personal bests of 15:10 in the three mile, 4:25 in the 1600 and 9:28 in the 3200.
Born July 12, 1993 in Newport Beach ... Son of Russell and Terri Collins ... Has a younger brother named Tyler and a younger sister McKenzie ... 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 playing on his iPod right now ... Can't live without his cheese quesadillas ... Can be found bodyboarding, surfing, playing basketball or football in his spare time ... His dad and his high school coach, UCSD alum John Walsh, are his two greatest influences ... Setting the Aliso Niguel High School record in the 3200 at the South Coast League Championships is his most memorable career moment ... Is a biochemistry/chemistry major in Sixth College.