2013: Ran in all seven team races ... Won the Pop Crowell Invite Sept. 21, finishing the 8K in 28:08 ... Also led team at the Bobcat Invitational, taking third ... Had five top-20 finishes, including four in the top-five ... Personal-best 8K of 26:28 at the PBC Championships, finishing 28th ... Personal-best 10K came at the NCAA Regional, finishing 49th in 33:32 ... Bobcat Athlete of the Week Sept. 18 for taking third at the Bobcat Invitational, making it back-to-back with a victory at the Pop Crowell Invite ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Scholar ... PBC All-Academic Team ... PBC Gold Scholar.
2012: Ran in all six team races ... Season-best 8K came at the PBC Championships, finishing 23rd in 27:17 ... Season-low 10K of 34:37 posted at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Three top-30 finishes led by 23rd at the PBC meet ... Team's lone PBC Gold Scholar.
In High School: Attended Riverwood High School ... Lettered in Cross Country and Track ... Captains Award Senior year.
Personal: Son of Jim and Gaylan Ryden .. Born Dec. 3 ... Pre-Med Major ... Lists heights as biggest fear ... Favorite movie is Gran Torino ... Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother ... Lives by the motto "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."