Born February 1983 in Brainerd, Minn. ... parents are Jeff and Lynne Howard ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas, Nev. ... majoring in biology.
Lettered three years in track and one year in cross country ... holds the 300 hurdles and 4x400-meter relay records for Brainerd High School ... named to the All-Conference team and All-State team in track and once in cross country ... participated in the state swimming meet ... graduated with honors and was part of the National Honors Society.
BEST MARKS: 300-meter hurdles -- 39.9 seconds, 400 meters 50.3
2006 | Freshman Year
Led off the 4x400m relay to a sixth-place finish (3:18.39) and finished 13th in the 400m (49.63) at the Lobo Indoor Invitational ... placed fifth in the 400m (48.80) and anchored the 4x400m relay team to a third-place finish (3:12.37) at the UW Indoor Invitational ... member of the 4x400m relay team that placed third at the New Balance Indoor Invitational with a time of 3:14.47 ... finished fifth in the 400m (48.27) and 13th in the 200m (22.46) at the Husky Indoor Classic ... member of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:11.38) at the Husky Indoor Classic ... placed seventh in the 400m (49.13) and ran in the third-place 4x400m relay team (3:10.25) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Ran on the first place 4x400 relay team (3:09.36) and came in second in the 400 meters (48.02) at the Robison Invitational ... placed fourth with the 4x400 relay team (3:07.06) at the NCAA West Regional meet ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.
2007 | Sophomore Year
Placed third in the 60 meters with a season-best time of 7.26 seconds at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... competed in the 400 meters at the TCR Invitational at UNM ... finished 400 meters in the fastest time of the season (50.05 seconds) at the New Balance meet in New York ... dind't compete outdoor.