Born July 1980 in Long Beach, California ... parents are Michael and Vicky Durham ... brother Bryan also runs cross country at BYU ... served in Idaho Boise Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Captain of his cross country team at Long Beach Poly HS ... state division one cross country champion, leading his team to the state title ... all-state and all-CIF ... placed second in CIF and 13th at Foot Locker Regionals ... led team to state team track title his senior year ... won CIF two mile and Master's two mile ... placed third in state in the two mile ... finished second at Junior Nationals in the 10K ... ran at World Junior Championships in France.
2001 | Freshman Year
Ran 8K course at Furman Invitational with personal best of 26:20.
BEST MARKS: 8K, 26:20.
2002 | Sophomore Year
Finished 11th in the Autumn Classic, covering the four-mile course in 20:36.4 ... fifth BYU finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 25:21.5 ... finished third on the team and 32nd overall at the Pre-Nationals with at time of 24:44 (8K) ... ran 25:08.0 (8K) at the MWC Championships ... placed 16th at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a time of 30:45 ... ran the NCAA Championships in 31:39.2, finishing fourth on the team.
2003 | Junior Year
Placed fifth at the BYU Alumni Invitational in 20:40.6 . . . finished 13th at the BYU Autumn Classic in 20:25.1 . . . ran in the Roy Griak 8K Invitational placing 48th in 25:10 . . . ran 25:33 at the MWC Championships placing 13th . . . was named MWC Second Team All-Conference . . . placed 22nd in the NCAA Mountain Regionals in 31:49.9 . . . earned NCAA All-Mountain Regional Honors . . . competed in the NCAA National Championships, placed 101st in 31:05.1.
2004 | Senior Year
Placed 42nd overall at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 24:35 ... finished 27th overall at Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:34.0 ... placed 15th at the MWC Championships with a time of 25:43 ... placed 25th at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships with a time of 30:42.5 earning himself Mt. Region honors ... placed 82nd at the NCAA Championships with a time of 32:43.