David Walter
David Walter
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Middleville, Mich.
High School: Thornapple Kellogg
Position: Distance
Major: Electrical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
1,000m - 2:38.68
Mile - 4:24.39
3,000m - 8:45.05
5,000m - 15:18.66

Outdoor:
800m - 2:07.33
1,500m - 4:02.67
3,000m - 8:57.05
5,000m - 15:12.74
10,000m - 33:12.17

2016-17: Competed in 11 meets... Was 16th in the 5,000m at the D3 New England Outdoor Championship in 15:20.43 and fourth at the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 15:55.69... Ran a season-best time of 33:12.17 in the 10,000m at the Bears Invitational at Bridgewater State... Posted a time of 2:07.33 in the 800m at the Williams dual meet, which was his season-best and placed him 11th overall... Finished ninth at the D3 New England Indoor Championship in the 5,000m at 15:20.24... Ran a season-best time of 15:18.66 at the Tufts Cupid Challenge in the 5,000m and a time of 2:38.68 in the 1,000m in a tri-meet with Bates and Colby (also a season-best).

2015-16: Competed in seven indoor meets ... aided the DMR team to fourth place (10:31.28) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/19-20) ... ran a personal best time of 2:39.83 in the 1000m at the Bowdoin Invitational (1/23), 8:45.05 in the 3000m at the John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/29-30) and 4:24.39 in the Mile at the Tufts Cupid Challenge (2/6) ... competed in six outdoor meets ... finished sixth in the 1500m (4:06.74) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) and 13th in the 5000m (15:26.80) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) ... notche career best times of 4:02.67 in the 1500m when he crossed the line fourth at the Sean Collier Invitational (4/23) and 15:12.74 in the 5000m when he finished sixth at the MIT Quad (4/9).

2014-15: Competed in seven indoor meets ... finished 17th in the 3000m (8:57.10) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/20-21) ... had a top placement of second twice - once when he ran a 4:32.39 in the mile at the Gordon Kelly Invitational (2/14) and the other when he ran a time of 8:56.37 in the 3000m at the Art Farnham Invitational (1/24). 

Off the Track: Majoring in electrical engineering … also a member of the MIT men’s cross country team … Research in MIT CSAIL with Automated Lung Nodule Detection to diagnose patients with lung diseases... Cross country and track and field mentor.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School … team MVP … seven time conference champion … Academic All-State … sophomore class 5k recordholder … eight-time varsity letterwinner … National Honor Society … Class President … highest honor roll … valedictorian … Regional Scholastic Art Competition Gold Key Award … finished third in the MITES State Engineering Competition … James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund “Boot Strap” Award … Michigan Elks Association Scholarship … Rosa L. Parks Scholarship … Samuel McKeown Memorial Scholarship … Dr. Wayne and Marie Finkbeiner Scholarship.