2012: Cracked junior campaign at the Iona Meet of Champions on Sept. 15 ... finished 87th of 141 with an 8K time of 27:36.03 ... ran in the Open division of the Paul Short Run (Sept. 28) ... was Army's No. 3 finisher and placed 87th of 394 overall with an 8K time of 26:45 ... finished 23rd at the Star Meet against Navy in Annapolis, Md., on Oct. 13 ... wrapped up season at the Patriot League Championships on Oct. 27 ... was the eighth Black Knight to cross the line, completing the 8K course at Colgate in 26:37.3 ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Competed at five meets ... began the year at the Army Open on Sept. 2 ... placed eighth of 87 with a 5K time of 15:54.80 ... placed 185th of 222 at the Iona Meet of Champions on Sept. 17 ... ran the 8K in 28:49.10 ... entered in the Open Division at the Paul Short Run on Sept. 30 ... completed the 8K in 27:39 to place 124th of 452 for Army's second-best finish ... ran the muddy 8K against Navy (Oct. 14) in 27:13.30 to place 22nd of 23 ... concluded the season at the snow-covered Patriot League Championships on Oct. 29 ... placed 51st of 81 with an 8K time of 26:54.00.
2010: Competed in Army's first four races ... placed 15th of 75 in first collegiate race - the Army Open on Sept. 3 ... finished 33rd of 40 in dual meet against Cornell, finishing the 8K course in 27:39.00 ... earned the Black Knights' 12th-best time in final two races - Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 18) and Paul Short Run (Oct. 1).
Personal: Son of Linda and CSM Gerald Ecker ... sister Jordan ... member of Far East Asia Country champion team ... Far East Asia cross country all-star ... National Merit Scholar ... favorite athletes are Robby Andrews, Nick Symmonds and Bernard Lagat ... rock climbs, camps, hikes and kayaks in his free time ... majoring in Chinese and Economics.