Year: Freshman
Hometown: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Haddonfield Memorial HS



2015 Outdoor: Competed in four events…began his season with a ninth place finish in the 5000m (15:58.47) at the Maryland Invitational…placed 27th at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational in the 1500m (4:18.30)…notched a ninth place finish in the 5000m in a time of 16:29.86 at the Morgan State Legacy Meet…finished the year with a fourth place showing in the 3000m steeplechase at the Kehoe Twilight Meet.

2014 Indoor: Did not compete.

2014 Outdoor: Placed second in the 3000m steeplechase at the Maryland Invitational in a season-best 9:52.63...finished 15th at the Sam Howell Invitational (9:52.15)...notched a fourth-place finish at the Navy Invitational (9:59.63)...finished in 9:59.77 at the ACC Outdoor Championships...placed 15th in the Kehoe Twilight in his only 1500m of the season (4:09.44).

2013 Indoor: Season-best 3000m of 9:03.30 to finish 18th at the Lions Invitational...placed fourth at the Terrapin Invititational (9:07.17)...Season-best in the mile came in a 14th-place finish at the Hokie Invitational (4:33.06).

Before Maryland: Lettered four seasons in cross country and twice in track at Haddonfield Memorial... Bulldogs won Colonial Conference XC title in all four seasons... National Scholar-Athlete honoree... And won school's Neumiller Award... Won section title indoors at 3,200 as a junior... All-South Jersey pick... Pre-Maryland PRs --- 800 - 1:57; 1,600 - 4:19; 3,200 - 9:39 (outdoors), 9:41 (indoors); 5K (XC) - 15:24.
Personal: Son of Bettina and Stephen Halla... Born in Philadelphia... Father played lacrosse at Randolph-Macon... Sister, Lauren, rowed at Washington College... Also has a younger brother, Dan... Volunteered as youth lacrosse coach... Major undeclared as of yet... Self-taught guitar player... Lists John Lennon as non-sports hero... Likes chicken piccata before meets... Hoping to become a doctor... Thinks Matt Damon would be perfect in movie of his life... Chose Maryland over Fairfield and Loyola.
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