Outdoor Track & Field
2012-2013 (Sophomore): Took 11th in the 1500m (3:57.21) at the Atlantic 10 Championship … captured fifth in the 1500m (3:53.57) and ran the first leg of the second place 4x800m (7:37.68) at the Fred Hardy Invitational … ran the first leg of the ninth place distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays .
2011-2012 (Freshman): Finished sixth in the 1500m (3:56.52) and 21st in the 800m (1:57.92) at that Fred Hardy Invitational ... placed 24th in the 1500m at the Colonial Relays with a time of 3:56.84 ... secured seventh in the 1500m at the Larry Ellis Invitational (3:54.52) ... clocked a time of 3:52.29 to take 10th in the 1500m at the A-10 Outdoor Championships ... season bests include 1:57.92 in the 800m, 3:52.29 in the 1500m, and 7:55.78 as part of the season record 4x800m relay.
Indoor Track & Field
2012-2103 (Sophomore): Finished fifth with a season best time of 1:57.77 in the 800m at the Virginia Tech Invitational and finished eighth with the team’s top season performance in the 1000m (2:29.45) … placed second in the 1000m (2:32.00) and led off the second place distance medley (10:34.35) at the Patriot Games … recorded season best time in the mile (4:14.332) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … took sixth place in the mile at the A-10 Championship and lea off the fifth place DMR Relay (10:11.35) and led off the 10th place 4x400m (8:00.74).
2011-2012 (Freshman): Secured 9th in the 800m at the Dick Taylor Invitational (1:58.40) ... took 23rd in the 600m at the Hokie Invitational (1:25.12) ... placed 2nd in the 1000m at the Patriot Games (2:06.54).
2012-2013 (Sophomore): Finished 5th in the 8k at the Charlotte Invitational - Green (25:53.66) ... finished 24th in the 8k at the Spider Invitational Open (15:47.4) ... finished 29th in the 8k at the William & Mary Invite (27:09) ... finished 70th in the 8k at the Atlantic 10 Championship (27:22.4)... finished 80th in the 10k at the Chile Pepper CC Festival (32:39.1) ... finished 106th in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regional (32:34.52).
2011-2012 (Freshman): Took 12th in the 5k in his collegiate opener at the Spider Alumni Open (15:52.8) ... finished 10th in the 8k at the William and Mary Invite with a time of 26:19 ... was the Spiders' fifth finisher in the 8k at the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 26:34 ... ran the 8k at Virginia's Panorama Farms Invitational (26:25.63) ... clocked a time of 15:46.5 to finish 41st at the A-10 Championship ... was the Spiders' third finisher in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regional (33:14.8).
Graduated from Hempfield High School in Landisville, Pa. ... won the Lebanon-Lancaster League 3200 meters three consecutive years, setting a personal-best time of 9:25.30 as a senior ... added 1600 meter titles to his league resume in 2010 and 2011 ... placed second in the 1600 and 3200 at the 2011 Pennsylvania 3A District 3 Championships with marks of 4:16.77 and 9:29.36, respectively, and took seventh in the 1600 at the 2011 PIAA State Championship ... clocked an 8:59.77 in the 3000 meters to win the 2011 Susquehanna University Indoor Invitational ... competed in the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite 2-mile as ... trekked the hills of the 2010 Pennsylvania District AAA Cross Country Championships and turned in a second-place finish with a time of 16:22.0 at the event ... led his squad to the 2010 PA District 3 Championship team title, which marked its first team title since 1990 ... qualified for the Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championships all four years, while also earning All-League honors and varsity letters in each of his four seasons at Hempfield.
Son of Jeff and Martha Groff ... has three brothers, Michael (20), Benjamin (15) and Christian (11) ... in high school, member of National Honor Society and the Honor Roll ... also a member of the ROTC.