Started Track & Field: 8th grade
Favorite Event: 800
PR: 400: 49.36; 800: 1:49.83; 1600: 4:19.06
Favorite subject: Chemistry
Honors: Minnesota Track & Field Gatorade Player of the Year; Brooks PR 800 National Champion; 2x MN State Champion 800; 4x All-State Academic Athlete Track & Field; St. Paul Downtown Lions Club Athlete of the Year; EVHS Athlete of the Year; 1600 Conference Champion; 800 Conference Champion & Conference Record; 2x Section 3AA 800 Champion & 800 Section Record; EVHS Track & Field Records in the 1600, 4×800, and 800; 2x All-State Cross Country; 2x All-State Academic Cross Country; EVHS Cross Country 5K Record
After Graduation: Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Attending the University of Kansas to study Chemical Engineering and run Track & Field!
Favorite Hobby: Video Games
Favorite Musician: Drake
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules
Favorite Movie: Space Jam
Favorite Video Game: Madden
One thing people don’t know about me: If you didn’t already know I was a twin, then my favorite sweet treat is white-iced, crème-filled long johns from Kwik Trip!
“AJ may be known by posterity for his list of accolades and accomplishments, but for those of us who have had the opportunity to know him, we will remember the honest man who demonstrated what can happen when optimism, dedication and talent converge.”