|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
Academic Notes: Majoring in communication.
Before NAU: Transferred from Oklahoma State ... In 2010, he ran twice for the NCAA and Big 12-champion Cowboys as a true freshman, placing 11th at the 8,000-meter Cowboy Jamboree in 24:55.69 and 32nd at the 10,000-meter Midwest Regional Championships in 30:54.68
High School: 2010 graduate of Edison High School ... Runner-up at the 2009 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships with a time of 15:23 ... Ran the 5,000 meters in 14:29.35 for the third-fastest time in the nation in 2010 ... His 8:56.44 in the 3,200 meters ranks 13th all-time in Orange County history ... Runner-up at the California Interscholastic Federation Division II state cross country meet his senior year ... OCVarsity.com boys cross country athlete of the year as a senior ... Clocked a 14:51 in winning the Orange County Championships, a mark that ranks among the top-10 all-time at the meet ... Set a course record at the Sunset League Preview Meet with a 14:42 ... Team MVP all four years in cross country ... Edison HS athlete of the year as a senior.
Personal: Born to Jim and Colleen McElroy on March 27, 1992 in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Has one sister, Melissa ... Hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, and rollerblading ... Also competed on the surf team at Edison High School