Michigan State continues outdoor season against top teams in Athens, Ga.
Personal Bests 400m Run - 50.09 800m Run - 1:49.28 1,000m Run - 2:25.12 1,500m Run - 3:53.57 High Jump - 1.57m/ 5-1¾
2012-13: INDOOR: Won the 800-meter in a dual with Michigan running a time of 1:51.92... Won the 1,000m run in a time of 2:25.12 at the Notre Dame Invitational... Finished second in the 800-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational in a time of 1:50.46... Qualified for the finals in the 800-meter at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 1:49.49 in the prelims... Placed sixth in a time of 1:50.79 in the finals of the 800-meter at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier OUTDOOR: Placed first at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational with a time of 1:52.45 in the 800-meter run...Finished fourth in the 800-meter at the GINA Relays with a time of 1:51.85...Ran a career-best 1:49.28 in the 800-meter run to qualify for the finals at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships where he placed ninth overall...Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 800-meter, clocking a 1:50.36 to finish 25th overall. INDOOR: Did not compete for the Spartans.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten OUTDOOR: Finished fourth and recorded a personal-best time in the 1500m (3:53.57) at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed second in the 800m run in back-to-back competitions (Lyle Bennett Open and Indiana University Outdoor Invitational) ... Also a member of the 4x400m relay, finishing in fourth place with a time of 3:19.57 (Indiana University Outdoor Invitational). INDOOR: Started the Indoor season running the 800m with a top 5 finish time of 1:52.67 (Kentucky Track & Field Invitational) ... Placed second in the 800m run in back-to-back competitions (Notre Dame Invitational and Notre Dame Meyo Invitational) ... Placed fourth in the 800m run with a personal-best time of 1:51.53 (GVSU Big Meet) ... Represented Michigan State at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, running 1:53.63 in the 800m ... Also was a member of the 4x400m relay team and posted a time of 3:22.55 ... As a member of the 4000m distance medley relay, he contributed to the finishing time of 9:58.59.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten OUTDOOR: Clocked in at 1:52.71 in the 800m at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... Finished the 400m at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 50.09. INDOOR: Recorded a time of 1:52.46 in the 800m at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Ran the 800m in 1:54.96 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
2008-09: OUTDOOR: Did not compete. INDOOR: Competed unattached in the 800m run at the Grand Valley Big Meet, posting a personal-best time of 1:53.65 ... Also ran unattached in the 1,000m run at the MSU Open, finishing in 2:33.29.
High School:| Four-time All-State selection ... Ran personal-best times in the 400m, 800m and 3,200m during his senior season ... Ran as a member of the 4x400m relay team and the 4x800m relay team ... Ran his personal bests in the 400m (50.03) and the 800m (1:54) at the OAA Division IV Finals.
Personal: Born on December 26, 1989 ... Son of Duane and the late Mary Jo Banyai... Majoring in human biology.