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

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
1,000m - 2:38.68
Mile - 4:24.39
3,000m - 8:45.05
5,000m - 15:02.46

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

2017-18: NEWMAC Champion (5,000m)... NEWMAC First Team All-Conference (5,000m)... Competed in 11 meets... Won the 5,000m at the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 15:31.13... Was 17th in the 5,000 at the New England D3 Outdoor Championship... Won the 5,000 indoors at the Bowdoin College Invitational with a time of 15:17.85... Ran a season-best 15:02.46 in the Boston University Season Opener at the beginning of the indoor season.

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 at MIT: Majoring in computer science and 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... Software engineering intern at Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research in the summer of 2017... Earned the Samuel McKeown Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Wayne and Marie Finkbeiner Scholarship.

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.