2013 - Competed in five meets as a redshirt freshman … Ran a season best 14:34.34 in the 5,000m at the Oxy Invitational … Placed third in the 5,000m against rival USC with a time of 14:51.86 … Placed fifth at the Mt. Sac Relays in his only 10,000m (30:15.55) of the season … Finished fourth (8:35.93) against TCU/LSU in his only 3,000m race of the season … Placed ninth at the Texas Relays in the 5,000m (14:51.86).
2012 - Redshirt year ... Competing unattached, had top marks of 3:58.05 in the 1500m, 14:25.10 in the 5000m and 30:00.64 in the 10,000m ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
Personal - Born August 25, 1992 in Newton, MA ... Son of Walter and Julie Collins ... Has one brother and sister, Ryan (who runs for Wisconsin) and Kailin ... Undeclared major.