Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a time of 8:20.30 in the 3,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships (16th) finished in 8:03.06 at the Husky Classic, setting the fifth-fastest time in school history finished third in the mile run at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 4:12.58 finished fifth at the Bill Bergan Invite in the 3,000 meters (8:09.33). Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 14:36.64 posted a time of 14:11.64 in the 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays anchored the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays with a time of 16:50.07.
2011 Season: Redshirted the Indoor and Outdoor seasons.
At Milwaukee: Milwaukee's top runner in five of six meets placed 62nd (32:40.78) at NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors by placing ninth in League Championships 2009 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year set the school record in outdoor 5,000 meters (14:32.82) during the track season the Horizon League 5,000m runner-up at the indoor meet, third outdoor. High School:A 2009 graduate of Arrowhead High School high school coaches were Mike Mulrooney and Mike Ray named Classic-8 Boys Track Athlete of the Year a state qualifier in both track and cross country as a senior, placed 20th at the state cross country meet ran with the state runner-up 4x800m relay at the track meet also competed in the 1600m, taking fifth, and the 3200m, taking sixth.
Personal: Born November 12, 1990 intends to major in business son of Nancy Rajek and Joseph Simons has younger siblings Anna and Joseph high school teammate of Mike and Joe McFarland enjoys badminton, music, and watching TV.