|Hometown:||North Augusta, S.C.|
|College:||Spartanburg Methodist College|
2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000m run at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (5/15)...Also saw action in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m throughout the season. 2008-09 Indoor: Saw action in the 1,000-meters during the season. 2008 XC: Finished fourth for the Spartan men at A-Sun Championships and 57th-overall... Posted a career-best 28:23 time at the meet. 2008 Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Atlantic Sun Championships (5/16) ... Also ran in the 3,000- and 1,500-meter runs during the season ... Holds school record in the 5,000-meter run, setting mark at the Weems Baskin Invitational (3/29). 2007-08 Indoor: Ran in the distance medley and the 5,000-meter run at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (3/1) ... Posted second best time in 5,000 meters during season, third best in 800 meters and fourth best in 3,000 meters. 2007 XC: Finished second among the Spartans at the Atlantic Sun Championships and in 65th place overall (10/28) ... Led team to 10th place finish out of 12 teams. Before USC Upstate: Spent two years on cross country team at Spartanburg Methodist ... Led team to two 19th-place finishes at the NJCAA Division I Championships ... Took 21st at the Blue Hose Inv. in 2006, leading the Pioneers to the team title ... Finished 142nd at the NJCAA Championships as a sophomore, finishing with a personal-best ... Owns the ninth-fastest time in school history ... Took 121st at the the NJCAA Championships as a freshman ... Earned All-Region and Most Improved honors as a freshman ... Lettered twice in cross country and once in track at Midland Valley ... Named All-Region and was a two-time team MVP. Personal: Born on June 14, 1987 ... Son of Steve and Vicky Durden ... Has a sister, Courtney ... Business major ... Hobbies include fishing and running ... Favorite singer is George Strait ... Favorite food is shrimp.