2015 | JUNIOR SEASON Indoor: At the 2015 Iowa State Classic, competed in the 800 meter run finishing with a time of 1:59.35.
2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Indoor: At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 14th in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:43.86. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.28. Placed 29th in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 1:51.92, and 38th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:49.24. At the Mt. SAC Relays placed 70th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:53.60. At the Big Ten Championships placed 8th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:53.92.
2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON Indoor: Ran the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational finishing fifth with a time of 1:52.36· Ran the mile at the Big Ten Championships finishing seventh with a time of 4:04.99.Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational finishing eighth with a time of 1:51.04 · Ran the 1,500 in prelims at the Big Ten Championships finishing 3:49.85· earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2011 · high school coaches were J.B. Hanson and Chad Beaver · All-Conference, All-State as a senior · finished 18th overall in the state championships as a senior · also participated in track, football and wrestling in high school · Honor Roll all four years · won the Illinois Class 3A State Championship in the 800m as a senior.
PERSONAL Born on July 23, 1993 · son of Mary Beth and Kenneth Brend · majoring in biology · has three brothers with one being a twin · enjoys swimming, video games and ultimate Frisbee.