Sandvold's Track & Field Bio
2014: Placed first overall and first for the Badgers at the Wisconsin Invite (11/8) in 25:36.3 (8K) ... Finished 47th overall and sixth for Wisconsin at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/4) with a personal record of 24:57.67 (8K) ... placed 14th overall and third for UW with a time of 25:36.51 (8K) at the Iowa Big Ten Preview (9/20)...finished second overall and first for UWwith a time of 18:22 (6K) at the Badger Opener (9/5)
In cross country, took third as a senior at 2011 Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional in 15:31.6 ... helped Arrowhead to back-to-back Wisconsin Division 1 state titles as junior in 2010 and senior in 2011 ... 2011 athlete of the year by Wisconsin Track Coaches Association and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... finished as runner-up at 2011 state meet as a senior in 15:40.7 ... as a junior, took sixth at Wisconsin Division 1 state meet ... finished 10th at state meet as a sophomore ... In track, finished seventh as a senior in mile at 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 4:12.24 ... won 2 mile title at 2012 Midwest Distance Festival in 9:04.87, the third-fastest time by a prep nationally ... as a junior, claimed Wisconsin Division 1 state title in 1600 meters in 4:12.98 and was state runner-up in 3200 meters (9:20.37) and 4x800 relay (7:54.10) ... senior year, finished second in 4x800 relay (7:42.37), fourth in 1600 meters (4:11.39) and eighth in 3200 meters (9:27.25) ... as a sophomore, finished sixth in 3200 meters at state meet (9:31.35) ... also participated in cross country skiing ... Academic All-State in cross country
Parents are Dwight and Janet Sandvold ... has older brother, Caleb, and younger brother, Cole ... father played football at Wisconsin Lutheran ... involved with "Going for Ten Thousand" organization on campus, which raises funds for the Wisconsin chapter of the National MS Society
"My decision to come to Wisconsin was based on a combination of the great running tradition and great academic opportunities, plus I'm Wisconsin born and raised."