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
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.