2011: In his first season of cross country he competed in two varsity races … earned his first collegiate letter … opened his career at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational and placed 157th in 8K race … other varsity race was at the Jim Drews Invitational in Wisconsin.
Academic: Physics and business administration major.
In High School: A standout prep track & field athlete at Bertrand H.S. … won five gold medals at the Nebraska Class D State Track Meet … a three-time State Champion in the 1,600 … also won state titles in the 800 and 4x400 … won 11 total medals at the State Track Meet … was named the Kearney Hub Athlete-of-the-Year … named All-State by the Lincoln Journal Star … also lettered in football and basketball … was All-District quarterback in football … named Academic All-State.
Personal: Born 8/16/92, son of Mark and Theresa Taute.