PERSONAL BESTS Cross Country 8K - 24:43.5, 2012 Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic 10K - 30:32.7, 2013 NCAASouth Central Regional Indoor Mile - 4:17.95, 2012 Houston Indoor Invitational 3000m - 8:25.61, 2012 Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Outdoor 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 - 9:13.28, 2012 Duckett Twilight
2013-14 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: RedshirtedOutdoor: 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.
2012-13 Indoor: 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.
2011-12 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).
HIGH SCHOOL 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).
PERSONAL Full name: William Joseph Firth IV... Born: July 6, 1992... Parents: William and Anne Firth (one brother, one sister)... College: Hanszen.