He achieved the Olympic qualifying standard for the 1500m with a personal best of 3:34.72 in New York last February, breaking the New Zealand indoors record held by Nick Willis.
In the process, he wiped nearly two seconds from his previous best (3:36.44 in Tauranga in January) and also set a United States collegiate record.
Only 20-years-old, he is a sophomore at the University of Washington and divides his time between Tauranga, where he is coached by Craig Kirkwood, and the United States, where he is coached by Andy Powell.
New Zealand's youngest sub-four-minutes miler, he holds the national U-19 and U-20 1500m records.
Away from the track, he has a passion for surfing and even makes his own surf boards.