Personal Bests (as of June 2018):
Indoor (Fr.): Competed at the BIG EAST Championship placing fourth in the 4x800-meter relay (7:42.93) and sixth in the distance medley relay (10:07.50)... Set a personal best at the 2018 Meyo Invitational in the mile with a mark of 4:18.68.
Outdoor (Fr.): Placed second in the 1,500 (4:01.97) and fourth in the 5,000 (15:50.58) at the UW-Whitewater Alternative meet.
Cross Country (Fr): Competed in four meets in his debut season … Placed third for Marquette and 12th over all in the Open National Catholic Invitational race (5 mi; 27:39.4) … Placed second for Marquette at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Open, 12th out of all the runners after finishing the 8k course in 27:11.2.
Prior to Marquette: Peterson earned seven letters between track and cross country at Fremd High School … Served as cross country team captain his senior year … Claimed three conference and two regional titles during his high school cross country career … Won conference titles in both the 1,600-meter run and 4x800 relay in 2017 … Qualified for state in three events his senior year (1,600-meter run, 4x400 and 4x800 relays) … Helped team claim the 2017 sectional championship … Holds the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 1,600-meter run and was a member of the second-fastest 4x800 relay in school history.
Personal: Peterson was born in Arlington Heights, Ill. and is the son of Jeff and Barb Peterson … Has a twin brother, Andy, and an older sister, Abby … Plans to major in nursing.