2010-2011: (Cross Country): Placed 19th at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 25:39 ... ran a personal-best time of 25:16 at the Bradley Classic ... finished 20th at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships with a time of 25:42.10 ... ran a personal-best 10K time of 33:27.62 at the NCAA Regional Championships for 140th place.
2009-10: (Cross Country): Did not compete. (Indoor): Did not compete. (Outdoor): Finished seventh in the 10,000-meters at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in a time of 32:13.52 ... ran to a first-place finish in the 10,000-meters at the EIU Big Blue Classic, with a time of 32:34.47 ... was fourth in the 5,000-meters at the Redbird Spring Invitational, with a season-best time of 15:25.51.
2008-09: (Cross Country): Recorded best 8K time (26:07.37) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships, crossing the finish line in 23rd place ... 146th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships covering the 10K course in a personal-best 36:15.55 ... turned in a 19:51.78 finish at the Illini 6K Challenge crossing the finish line in 20th. (Indoor): Turned in a 9:10.75 finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Terre Haute Double Dual ... competed in only two meets due to injury. (Outdoor): Competed in two meets ... was ninth in the 5,000-meter run at the Pacesetter Invitational with a season-best time of 15:30.41.
2007-08: (Cross Country): Recorded best 6K time (19:51.55) at the Illini Challenge ... finished in 65th place at the Bradley Classic with a season-best time of 26:16.00 ... completed the Illinois Intercollegiate 8K in 26:22.58 and placed 58th ... finished in 35th place at the Saluki Invitational crossing the finish line in 28:09.58. (Indoor): Competed in one meet ... turned in a time of 9:16.48 (13th) in the 3,000-meter run at the Redbird Invitational. (Outdoor): Placed 10th at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the 10,000-meter run with a season-best time 34:09.08 ... Clocked in with a time of 16:48.37 in the 5,000-meter run at the Redbird Invitational.
At Schaumburg HS: As a senior, placed 49th at the IHSA State Cross Country meet; his team finished third ... named to the all-conference team.
Personal: Born 8/7/89 ... son of James and Deborah Link ... has a sister, Melissa (16) ... majoring in business administration.