Born in Philomath, Oregon...parents are Dwight and Bobette Bushnell...served in the Ohio Columbus Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ...majoring in recreation management.
1999-CC: ran in the BYU Triple Crown, covering the four-mile course in 21:22.
2000-T&F: finished fifth in the indoor 800m in 1:59.01 at the Wilson Motor Open...finished 13th in the 3,000m (9:01.73) and 11th in the mile (4:26.90) at the Mountain States Games...finished seventh in the 3,000m with a time of 8:54.50 at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...recorded a third-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase with a 9:13.31 at the Cal Poly Invitational...ran the 3,000m SC at the Stanford Invitational.
2000-CC: finished the four-mile course at the BYU Triple Crown in 21:21
2001-T&F: finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Cal Poly Invitational ... fifth-place finish at BYU Cougar Invitational in 1,500m ... took second in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:27.80) at Utah Collegiate Challenge ... had a personal-best 9:04.10 in the 3,000m steeplechase to finish third at Mountain West Conference Championships.
Attended Philomath High School in Philomath, Oregon...ran for Philomath HS team that won the Oregon state cross country championship in 1993...won the Valco league championship in the 1500m in 1994...competed in the 1995 Prefontaine Classic Elite High School Mile