AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Qualified for his third straight NCAA Championships, in Mansfield, Texas, competing in preliminaries on the one- and three-meter springboards ... Produced the 10th-best point total from three meters (487.05) and 12th-best from one meter (439.75), narrowly missing out on a top-eight finals berth ... Had the top score among three UCSD competitors in both events ... Won the three-meter competition (391.45) at the PCSC meet for the third straight year, and placed second from one meter (345.05) ... Had eight first-place finishes in dual meets.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11
Runner-up in the three-meter dive at the NCAA Championships (551.60) ... Won a PCSC title in the three-meter event (374.05) ... Achieved a second-place finish in the one-meter dive (307.90) at the PCSC Championships ... Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs 3.00 to 3.299).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10
Earned All-America and all-conference honors ... Took sixth in the three-meter event with a score of 477.95 and placed 10th in the one-meter with a 401.70 mark at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Canton, Ohio ... At the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference (PCSC) Championships in Long Beach, finished first in the three-meter (363.50) and second in the one-meter (304.85) ... Named the Tritons' Diver of the Year ... Ended the school year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Silver Level (GPAs from 3.30 to 3.499).
A 2009 graduate of Rocklin (Calif.) High School ... Made up the one-person diving squad at RHS ... Competed at the national and international levels as a gymnast representing American Powerhouse Tnt ... Placed fourth nationally at the 2008 Visa Championships in the junior men's double mini-trampoline ... Took 12th place at the World Age-Group Games in the Netherlands for Team USA in 2007 ... Also competed on the trampoline at the Aalsmeer Cup in Amsterdam.
Born Jan. 3, 1991 in Modesto ... Parents are John and Holly Runsten ... Has two brothers, Troy and Beau ... An international studies-economics major and psychology minor at Sixth College ... Counts placing second on the three-meter springboard at the 2011 NCAA Championships as his top memory in diving ... Enjoys camping, backpacking and snowboarding in his free time.
2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
Three-Meter - 487.05 (Prelims) - 10th Place
One-Meter - 439.75 (Prelims) - 12th Place
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
Three-Meter - 551.60 (Finals) - 2nd Place
Three-Meter - 497.20 (Prelims) - 5th Place
One-Meter - 480.75 (Finals) - 5th Place
One-Meter - 461.35 (Prelims) - 6th Place
2010 NCAA Division II National Championships
Three-Meter - 477.95 (Finals) - 6th Place
One-Meter - 401.70 (Prelims) - 10th Place