Updated: November 30, 2012
2012 Cross Country: Competed in seven races … Helped Tech earn its first ever ACC team title and first NCAA Championship birth since 1987 … Finished 45th at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 31:14.73 … Recorded a season best 8k time of 25:05.1 at Pre-Nationals … Recorded top 30 finishes at the VT Alumni Invitational, VT Invitational and the Charlotte Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Took fourth in the 5000 meters at the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet with a season best time of 14:54.49 … Also competed in the 800 meters (2:00.79) and 1500 meters (4:03.03) at the Radford Highlander Invitational.
2012 Indoor: Had season bests in the mile (4:36.78) and 3000 meters (8:57.36).
2011 Cross Country: Did not compete.
2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2011 Indoor: Redshirted.
2010 Cross Country: Redshirted.
2010 Outdoor: Set career-bests in the 1,500 (3:51.89), 5,000 (14:29.96) and 10,000-meters (31:12.70).
2010 Indoor: Won the mile run at the VT Final Qualifier with a personal-best 4:09.96 … Placed fifth in the ACC Championships in the 5,000-meters, earning a career-best time of 14:31.06 … Finished 11th in the 3,000-meters at the ACC Championships with a collegiate-best time of 8:22.59.
2009 Cross Country: Earned 45th place out of 231 athletes at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Tallied 58th place effort at the ACC Championships with 8,000-meter, cross country career-best time of 25:22.8 … Took 47th out of 243 runners at the Chile Pepper Invite … Notched best finish of the season with a fifth-place showing at the VT Alumni Invite.
2008 Cross Country: Ran at the NCAA East Regional, earning 55th out of 212 runners … Placed 41st at the ACC Championships out of 103 runners with an 8k time of 25:44.3 … Clocked a career-best 31:01 in the 10k Chile Pepper Invite for 51st place … Was the third Hokie across the finish line at the Virginia Tech Invitational, taking eighth with a 7.6k time of 24:19 … Paired up with Matt Saunders for ninth place at the Virginia Tech Relays … Combined with Saunders for a 16k time of 51:40 … Ran an 8k split of 25:16 at the Relays.
High School: Set seven school records at Mills Godwin High School ... Ran personal best 15:39 in the 5,000-meter Foot Locker Cross Country South Regional race ... Earned All-State honors as a senior ... Claimed All-Region and All-District honors three times each ... Named team’s MVP three times ... Won the Richmond Times-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete Award ... Named six times to Richmond Times-Dispatch “All-Metro Team” ... Won Central Virginia Bank Athlete of the Month Award ... Member of VHSL AAA State Championship squad in tennis as a freshman.
Personal: Born June 4, 1990, in Flemington, N.J. ... Son of Kevin and Karen Welch ... Has one brother, Scott ... Civil engineering major.
|Welch's Collegiate XC Bests|
|8k: 25:09.0, ACC Championship, 2010|
|10k: 31:31.0, Chile Pepper XC Festival, 2008|
|Welch's Collegiate Track & Field Bests|
|1000m: 2:29.85||800m: 2:00.79|
|Mile: 4:09.96||1500m: 3:51.89|
|3000m: 8:22.59||3000m: 8:18.52|
|5000m: 14:31.06||5000m: 14:29.96|