Will Firth

Will  Firth

RS Senior

Peoria, Ariz.

High School:
Brophy College Prep






Karakolis, Riddle Advance to NCAA Championships

Senior javelin thrower places second at NCAA West Prelims


NCAA West Prelims Suspended Due to Inclement Weather

Action scheduled to resume on Friday


Rice Track & Field Qualifies 12 for NCAA West Preliminary

Entrants for 2016 NCAA West Prelims finalized


Rice Track & Field Qualifies 12 for NCAA West Preliminary

Entrants for 2016 NCAA West Prelims finalized


Owls Wrap Up Final Day at C-USA Championships

Finish seventh overall

Firth's TFRRS Results


2011 C-USA Cross Country, 22nd, 25:19.3
2012 C-USA Indoor, 11th, Mile, 4:21.19
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 7th, 3000m steeplechase, 9:16.32
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 13th, 5000m, 14:49.48
2013 C-USA Indoor, 19th, 3000m, 8:50.73
2013 C-USA Indoor, 13th, 5000m, 15:22.71
2013 C-USA Outdoor, 8th, 3000m steeplechase, 9:36.70
2013 C-USA Cross Country, 10th, 8K, 24:58.2
2013 NCAA South Central Regional (XC), 12th, 10K, 30:32.7
2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships, 138th, 10K, 31:40.4
2014 C-USA Outdoor, 6th, 3,000m steeplechase, 9:14.00
2014 C-USA Outdoor, 8th, 5,000m, 14:58.22
2014 C-USA Cross Country, 6th, 8k, 24:29.2
2014 South Central Regional (XC), 29th, 10k, 30:30.3
2015 C-USA Indoor, 8th, Mile, 4:15.66
2015 C-USA Indoor, 8th, 3000m, 8:42.05
2015 C-USA Cross Country, 8th, 8k, 24:56.1
2015 South Central Regional (XC), 18th, 10k, 30:41.1
2016 C-USA Indoor Championships, 22nd, 5000m, 15:23.82
2016 C-USA Outdoor Championships, 3rd, 3000m steeplechase, 8:59.76
2016 C-USA Outdoor Championships, 14th, 5000m, 14:50.87
2016 NCAA Outdoor West Prelims, 23rd, 3000 steeplechase, 9:08.85

Cross Country
8K - 24:18.9, D1 Pre-Nationals (10/17/15)
10K - 30:30.3, NCAA South Central Regional (11/14/14)

Mile - 4:15.66, C-USA Championships (2/25/15)
3000m - 8:25.61, 2012 Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational
5000m - 15:22.71, C-USA Championships (2/23/13)
800m - 1:56.43, TSU Relays (3/18/16)
1500m - 3:53.44, 2012 Victor Lopez Classic
5000m - 14:46.18, 2014 Victor Lopez Classic
10000m - 30:20.83, 2014 Mt. SAC Relays
3000m steeplechase - 8:56.67, Oxy Invite (5/7/16)

Cross Country:
Earned C-USA All-Conference honors with an 8th place finish (24:56.1) at the C-USA Championships...finished 8th (30:41.1) at the NCAA South Central Regional...competed in five total races. Indoor: Placed fifth in the 3000m at the Howie Ryan Invite. Outdoor: Earned C-USA All-Conference honors by finishing third in the 3000m steeplechase at the C-USA Championships...won the 3000m steeplechase at both the Victor Lopez Classic and the J. Fred Duckett Twilight...also won the 5000m race at the Skechers Carl Knight Invitational...second place finish in the 3000m steeplechase at the Kansas Relays.

Cross Country:
Placed 6th (24:29.2) at the C-USA Championships to garner All-Conference honors...finished 3rd at the Rim Rock Classic (10/4). Indoor: Earned All-Conference honors in both the 3000m (8th-8:42.05) and Mile (8th-4:15.66)...won the 3000m at the Houston Tune Up (8:28.74)...part of DMR team that won at Houston Tune Up...began season with 2nd place finish in mile at Leonard Hilton Memorial. 

Cross Country:
Became the first Owl to compete in the NCAA Championships since 2004 and the eighth overall ... Qualified for NCAA's by placing 12th (30:32) at the NCAA Regionals in Waco ... Earned second-team all-conference honors by placing 10th (25:33.17) at the C-USA Championships in Denton. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the C-USA Championships and eighth in the 5,000m ... Set a lifetime best in the 10,000m with a time of 30:20.83 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Also set a career-best time of 14:46.18 in the 5,000m at the Victor Lopez Classic.

Ran in four races during the indoor season, placing 13th in the 5,000m at the C-USA Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Finished eighth at the C-USA Championships with a time of 9:36.70 in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Cross Country:
Placed 19th at Grass Routes Grand Prix with a time of 26:23.7 and was the fourth Rice runner to finish... Time of 26:20 (165th) at Pre-National Invitational... Placed 22nd (25:19.3) at C-USA Championship. Indoor: Finished 10th in 3000m (8:25.61) at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational... 11th in mile at C-USA Indoor with a time of 4:21.19. Outdoor: Seventh in 1500m (3:53.44) at Victor Lopez Classic... In his first-ever 3000m steeplechase, won with a time of 9:13.95 at Texas State Invitational... Second in 3000m steeplechase (9:13.28) at Duckett Twilight... Seventh in 3000m steeplechase (9:16.32) at C-USA Championship and 13th in 5000m (14:49.48).

2011 graduate of Brophy College Prep.. Competed for coach Mike Keahan... 2010 state runner-up in cross country and 2011 second place 3200m and 1600m... Team MVP all four years... Team captain for 2009, 2010, and 2011... Team won D1 state track and field championship in 2011... Nike Nationals mile runner-up... Top times of 4:13 for 1600m, 1:55 in 800m, and 9:25 (3200m).

Full name: William Joseph Firth IV... Born: July 6, 1992... Parents: William and Anne Firth (one brother, one sister)... College: Hanszen.

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