|High School:||Eaton High School|
2017-18: Made his freshman debut at the Kentucky Bluegrass Invitational where he posted a season-best 8K time of 25:54.8… Ended the season at the Adidas DI Pre-Nationals and clocked in a time of 26:50.8.
Prior to Ohio: Earned varsity letters in cross country and track under coach Randy McKinney at Eaton High School… Named cross country captain for the 2015 and 2016 seasons... He was a two-time League cross country champion and three-time cross country state qualifier… Helped his team to become the district runner-ups in cross country in 2013 and 2017… Records his 5K personal-best at 15:50.
Personal: Son of Ron and Angela Gard… Has two brothers, Nathan and Bradley… Enjoys hiking and kayaking… Plans to major in Exercise Physiology to become an Occupational Therapist.