Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
Indoor (Fr.): Took first place at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale in the mile, along with setting a PR for his time of 4:24.56 ... Cracked the top-five when he finished the 3000-meter race in 8:35.97 at the Jack Johnson Invitational.
Outdoor (Fr.): Only competed in two meets during his first outdoor season at Marquette ... Brought home fourth place at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative meet in the 5000 (15:05.20) ... Was just outside the top-five, when he finished sixth in the 3000 at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic.
Cross Country (Fr.): Was the first Golden Eagle and 26th-overall competitor to cross the finish line at the ISU 8k (25:29.5) ... Came in second out of the Marquette runners in three of the six races he competed in, Pederson also was in the top-three in all six races he ran in ... Finished the his 8k in 25:40.3 at the BIG EAST Championships, placing him second for Marquette and 25th overall.
Prior to Marquette: Lettered in cross country, track and Nordic skiing at Spooner High School … Was a two-time Section 1 Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Runner of the Year … A 2015 WIAA Division 2 cross country state champion … A WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award winner … As a senior, won the 3,200-meter state title and finished runner-up in the 1,600-meter run … Holds school records in the 1,600 meters (4:21), 3,200 meters (9:16) and the 4x800-meter relay (8:14) … The 2015 Kortelopet Skate Nordic Skiing champion.
Personal: Pederson was born in Spooner, Wis. and is the son of Allen and Ann Pederson … Has three siblings, Jennifer, Lisa and Scott … Plans to study biomedical engineering with a minor in Spanish.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
3,000: 13th (8:35.97)
5,000: 11th (15:05.20)