Indoor: Took fifth at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.44 ... ran a personal-best 7.38 in the 60-meter dash at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) ... took seventh at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.19, after posting a personal-best time of 8.18 in the prelims.
Outdoor: Ran a personal-best 11.74 in the 100-meter dash at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29) to start the season ... finished second at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the 110-meter hurdles, running a career-best 14.56 ... took third at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 21) in the 110-meter hurdles, posting a 14.92.
Indoor: Took seventh at the Keck Invitational in the 55-meter hurdles ... ran a career-best 8.29 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Early Bird Open ... took ninth in the 60-meter hurdles at the EIU Friday Night Special.
Outdoor: Finished third at the Lee Calhoun Invite in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.73 ... ran a personal-best 14.70 at the MVC Outdoor Championships to finish seventh ... recorded a career-best 56.08 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Lee Calhoun Invite ... took fifth as part of the 4X100 relay at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
Indoor: Finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the Redbird Open in 8.33 ... took fifth place at the Indiana Relays in the 60-meter hurdles with a mark of 8.41 ... finished fifth at the Indiana State Dual in the 60-meter dash at the Indiana State Dual with a time of 7.58 ... ran a season-best time of 7.49 at the Iowa State Classic ... placed ninth in the 60-meter hurdles at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.36.
Outdoor: Finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the SIU Spring Classic with a time of 15.39 ... took third at the Lenny Lyles Invite in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.96 ... finished sixth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.80, which was a season best time.
Indoor: Hurdled to a season-best 8.29 at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles to finish fourth ... turned in a 7.53 finish in the 60-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic ... at the Red McCravy memorial turned in a time of 23.88 in the 200-meter dash.
Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a season-best 14.87 at the Valley Outdoor Championships ... turned in a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles at the SIU Spring Classic ... recorded a 11.51 100-meter dash at the Stan Lyons Invitational.
At United Township High School: Recorded the fastest 55-meter hurdles indoor time in the state of Illinois in 2008 with a time of 7.29 seconds ... competed in the finals of the 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA Track and Field State Meet in the 100-meter hurdles and finished seventh with a time of 14.87 ... holds the school record in the 300-meter hurdles and is a two time all-conference runner in the event ... recorded a time of 40.15 seconds in 300-meter hurdles in the preliminaries of the state meet ... 2007 United Township Track and Field MVP ... IHSA state qualifier in the 400 junior year ... was a runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2007 Western Big Six Conference.
Personal: Born 7/31/90 ... son of Gene and Peggy Pope ... youngest of two siblings, Gena Medaniel and Tina Smith ... major is marketing.