Cross Country: 4 mile: 20:15 (Sept. 17, 2011), 8K: 26:05 (Oct. 16, 2011)
SOPHOMORE (2011): Saw action in three races . . . finished 14th at the Houston Duel with a career-best four mile of 20:15 . . . posted a career-best 8K of 26:05 at NCAA Pre-Nationals to finish 143rd . . . placed 148th at the OSU Jamboree in 26:32.54.
FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in two events and posted a season-best finish of 19th at the Hurricane Festival with a four-mile time of 20:48 . . . finished second on the team and 94th overall at the Missouri Stampede with an 8K time of 26:46.90.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in both track and field and cross country at St. Louis University High School . . . track and field team won the Class 4A State Championship his senior and sophomore years . . . his team placed second at state his junior year . . . finished 30th at the state cross country meet as a senior . . . also finished 12th in the 3,200 meters his senior year . . . ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:20 . . . his fastest time in the 1,600 meters was 4:32, and his best time in the 3,200 was 9:32 . . . earned the Team Leadership Award in cross country his senior year . . . was a captain in both cross country and track his senior year.
PERSONAL: Majoring in computer science . . . his dream car is a bicycle . . . his favorite food is mellowcreme pumpkins . . . he says his favorite television show is "The Price is Right" . . . lists winning state his senior year of high school as his biggest sports thrill . . . brother Austin is also on the Tulsa cross country/track teams . . . son of Noel Cookson and Jane Fitzgerald . . . born August 6, 1992.
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