Brian Shrader
Brian Shrader
Year: Senior
Hometown: Flagstaff, Ariz.
High School: Sinagua
Position: Distance

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science.

Personal Bests: 3:49.95 (1,500m), 4:03.14 (Mile), 7:59.62 (3,000m)

2013 Cross Country: A very impressive final season for the Flagstaff native... Finished fifth at the Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 24:32.53... Finished 17th at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 23:29... Finished 11th at the Mountain Region Championships with a time of 29:49.1... Finished 28th at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 30:37.3 helping NAU to a second place finish... All-Big Sky... All-Mountain Region... All-American

2012 Cross Country: Competed in six meets...Winner of the George Kyte Classic with a time of 25:03.5...Winner of the Pac-12 Preview Elite Invitational with a time of 24:30...Finished 28th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 23:51...Big Sky Conference Champion with a time of 24:55.9...Finished fifth in the Mountain Region Championships with a time of 30:09.5...Finished fifteenth in the NCAA National Championships with a time of 29:37.7... All American.

Before NAU: Transferred from Oregon after competing for the Ducks from 2010-12 ... Qualified for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships as a freshman in 2010 ... Appeared at the NCAA West Region Championships in 2011.

High School: Graduated from Sinagua High School in 2010 after competing under former NAU 10,000-meter record holder Bo Reed ...  Was a three-time Arizona Gatorade Athlete of the Year, twice in cross country and once in track & field ... Was a two-time Foot Locker National Championship finalist (11th-2009, 5th-2010) ... Named to the All-America First Team his senior year in cross country ... Claimed medalist honors at the 2009 Foot Locker West Regionals ... Won three consecutive state titles in cross country, and won 10 state championships on the track, during which he set school, city, and region records in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200-meter runs.

Personal: Born to Thomas and Donna Shrader on July 22, 1991 in Flagstaff ... Has two sisters, Jacqueline and Jamie ... Chose NAU because, to him, there isn't a better place in the world to run and train ... He says running in the footsteps of the numerous Olympians and national championship-caliber teams that have come through Flagstaff is a great inspiration.