|Hometown:||Hope Mills, N.C.|
|High School:||South View HS|
2009-10: XC: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the fall season … ran a season-best time of 29:37 in the 8k at the Elon Invitational … clocked a 30:03.88 at the Blue Ridge Open. Indoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the winter season … broke his previous personal-best in the 5,000 meters by over 33 seconds as he finished in fifth place at the Mountaineer Open with a time of 16:52.51 … clocked a 10:06.20 in the 3,000 meters at the Tiger Paw Invitational … also ran a 17:57.10 in the 5,000 meters at the Niswonger Invitational. Outdoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the spring season … set a new personal-best in the 3,000 meters by over three seconds with a time of 9:48.59 at the Carolina Fast Times … set a personal-best in the 5,000 meters by 47 seconds at the Duke Twilight with a time of 16:30.28 … also clocked a 17:06.01 in the 5,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open … ran a 17:30.17 in the 5,000 meters at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.
2008-09: XC: Came within three seconds of breaking his personal-best in the 8k with a time of 28:59 at the Asics Winthrop Invitational ... ran a 29:19 in the 8k at the Blue Ridge Open ... Indoor: ran a new career-best in the 3,000 meters at the Carolina Invitational with a time of 9:58.34 ... ran a 10:24.52 in the 3,000 meters earlier in the year at the Niswonger Invitational ... Outdoor: Finished just eight seconds away from his personal-best in the 5,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open with a time of 17:25.21 ... ran the 3,000 meters at the UNC Invitational in 10:10.40.
2007-08: XC: Clocked his top 8K time of 28:56 at the Blue Ridge Open, which was 17 seconds faster than his previous top 8K time of 29:13.7 that was ran at the Colonial Inter-Regional ... Academic All-Southern Conference fall season selection ... Indoor: Finished 13th in the 5,000 meters at both the Chick-Fil-A Carolina Invitational (17:26.17) and the Liberty On Track Open (17:34.22) ... ran 9:58.47 in the 3,000 meters at the Texas Roadhouse Carolina Classic ... named Academic All-Conference for the winter season ... Outdoor: Won the 3,000 meters at the International Friendship & Freedom Games with a career-best time of 9:51.84, which was his first sub-10:00 performance in the 3,000 meters ... placed 20th in the 3,000 meters at the Tony Waldrop Invitational with a time of 10:06.06 ... clocked 18:04.99 in the 5,000 meters in Section IV at the Raleigh Relays ... named Academic All-Conference in the spring.
2006-07: XC: Did not compete ... Indoor: Did not compete ... Outdoor: Ran a career-best time of 17:17.28 in the 5,000 meters at the Duke Asics Invitational ... competed in the 1,500 meters at the UNC Invitational, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:38.83 ... had a 10:00.16 showing in the 3,000 meters at Carolina Fast Times.
Prior to UNCG: Aattended St. Cloud State University, but did not run.
High School: Four-year participant in cross country, track and wrestling at South View HS in Hope Mills, N.C. ... named all-county and two-time all-conference in cross country ... earned all-conference honors in wrestling ... member of the team that won four conference championships, two regional championships and the 2003 4A cross country state championship.
Personal: Walter Ryan Solomon ... born October 8, 1985 in Hartsville, S.C. ... son of Danny and Shawn Solomon ... recruited by Belmont-Abbey and St. Cloud State ... majoring in special education.