NEW MEXICO:Veteran middle distance man on the track who, when healthy, is one of the premier 800m runners in the Mountain West Conference and a strong cross country runner as well ...5-time indoor/outdoor MWC finalist in the 800, earning the silver medal outdoors as a true freshman in 2007...41 career races on the track...2nd team all-MWC cross country runner in '07 before redshirting last fall...has indoor and outdoor redshirt seasons available on the track.
2008-09: (outdoor) Raced 5 times in 4 meet appearances...5th on the team in the 800 (1:52.96) and 1,500 (3:52.74) - both recorded in late April at Cal.
2007-08: (outdoor) Ranked 3rd on the team in the 800 with a top time of 1:52.33 in the MWC Championship prelims...8th in the MWC finals (1:53.04)...No. 4 on the team in the 1,500 with a top time of 3:53.75 at Stanford...7 races on the season.
2006-07: (outdoor) Outstanding rookie season, leading the team in both the 800 and 1,500...clocked a season-best time of 1:50.78 in a runner-up finish at the MWC Championship meet...time was just 0.12 seconds behind the winner and 0.38 shy of the NCAA regional qualifying standard...won the 800 at Arizona and the university/open section of the Mt. SAC Relays, and won the 1,500 at home in the Don Kirby Invite...ranked 8th in the MWC with a season-best time of 3:50.67 in the 1,500, recorded at UCSD.
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2006 graduate of Hardin (Mont.) HS...Gatorade Male Track Athlete of the Year for Montana as a senior...won state titles in the 800 and 1,600 in '06...state record time of 1:53.4 in the 800...personal records of 1:52.9 (800m), 4:20.09 (1,600m), 9:36.7 (3,200m) and 15:37 (cross country 5K)...helped the Bulldogs finish third at the state cross country meet his last three years.
PERSONAL:Born in Crow Agency, Mont....son of Robin and Theresa Vallie...has three brothers: Joe, James and Kevin...major is Exercise Science.