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 5th in the 800m (1:59.01) at the Wilson Motor Open...finished 7th in 3,000m with 8:28 at the Snake River Open...finished 7th in the 3,000m with a time of 8:54.50 at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...recorded a 3rd-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: Ran 21:21 over the four mile course at the BYU Triple Crown.
2001-T&F: Finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Cal Poly Invitational...fifth-place finish at BYU Cougar Invitational in 1500m...took second in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:27.80) at Utah Collegiate Challenge...had a personal-best 9:04.10 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to finish third at MWC Championships.
2001-CC: Ran a season-best 8K time of 25:40 at the Mountain West Conference Championships to finish 29th.
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.
Best Marks: Steeplechase - 9:04, 3000m - 8:28, 1500m - 3:58