A day after helping the Gophers to the squad's third 4x800 meter relay title in as many years, Travis Burkstrand and Harun Abda put together a 1-2 finish in the 800 meters on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 14,504.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of seven events for the indoor season posted a time of 4:08.12 in the mile run at the Big Ten Championships finished fifth in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic with a season-best time of 4:07.77 won the 800 meters at the Bethel Invite (1:54.96). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 1,500 meters finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (3:45.92) prelims time was a season-best 3:44.59 won the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite with a time of 3:48.40 finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays finished second in the 5,000m at the ASU Invite (14:43.55).
2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Sussex Hamilton High School high school coaches were Andy Bosley and Stephen Schmidt state champion at the 2009 Wisconsin Division 1 cross country meet with a time of 15:41.0 qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals finished second in the 3,200m and third in the 1,600m at the 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state track meet a six-time Greater Metro Conference champion set school records in 800, 1,600, and 3,200m aWIAA Scholar Athlete a National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1991 undecided on a major son of Chuck and Sue Paulson has a younger sister, Ashlyn parents both ran cross country and track at UW-Stevens Point enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.