Born March 1982 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Mark and Marilyn Keys ... served in Panama City, Panama Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lettered four year in track and football, three years in baseball and two in basketball at Childress High School ... placed second at state in the 300m hurdles ... won the 300m hurdles at regionals ... record holder in 300m hurdles in 2000.
Sam Houston State - Outdoor Decathlon - 5464 points
BEST MARKS: Decathlon - 6597, 100m - 11.68, SP - 46-04, LJ - 20-09, 400m - 52.24, HJ - 5-11, DT - 142-02.5, PV - 13-09.25, JT - 174-07, 110H - 15.90, 1500m - 4:54.76.
2005 | Freshman Year
Captured third in the heptathlon at the BYU Indoor Invitational with a score of 4580 ... competed in the long jump (19-11), 60m hurdles (8.97) and shot put (44-09) at the Boise Invitational ... won the heptathlon with a score of 4868 at the Washington Invitational ... competed in the shot put (40-6.25), javelin (181-04.00) and discus at the BYU Outdoor Invitational ... took third in the decathlon (6466) and javelin (170-09.00)) at the Robison Invitational ... finished eighth in the decathlon at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a score of 5743 ... named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC.
2006 | Sophomore Year
Finished fifth in the heptathlon at the Cougar Indoor Meet with a point total of 4,077 ... Competed in the shot put (41-01.75) and discus (142-08.5) at the Williams Classic ... placed sixth in the long jump with a jump of 19-11.0 at the UCLA Invite ... won first place in the javelin (171-10), competed in the 100 meters (11.72) and in the 110-meter hurdles (15.80) at the BYU Invite ... placed third in the decathlon with 6577 points at the Robison Invitational ... came in sixth place in the decathlon (6482) at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet
2007 | Junior Year
Competed in the heptathlon at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... ran with the 4x400-meter relay team at the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational ... scored a season-best 4,637 points in the heptathlon at the MWC Indoor Championships ... placed fifth in the decathlon at the Jim Click Combined Events ... finished eighth in the shot put and competed in the javelin, 110 hurdles and discus at the Cougar Invitational ... ran a season-best 15.90 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... finished third in the decathlon, while setting season-best marks in the 100 meters (11.78 seconds), long jump (20 feet 4 inches), shot put (45 feet 4.5 inches), discus throw (142 feet 2.5 inches) and in the Javelin (174 feet 7 inches) at the Robison Invitational ... placed fifth in the decathlon with a season-best total 6,597 at the MWC Championship meet.