Wilder Boyden
Wilder Boyden
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Valley Catholic HS
Major: Physics

Career Results on TFRRS

JUNIOR (2017-18)
XC:
Did not run.
TRACK: Raced in six track and field meets, competing at 1,500m, 3,000m, and 5,000m … posted a season-best 4:01.15 1,500m at the Sacramento State Open … ran 8:47.92 3,000m at the Bulldog Invitational which was good for first place at the meet and second overall time for the Broncos on the season … clocked a season-best 14:55.23 5,000m at the Oxy Invitational.

SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
XC: WCC Cross Country All-Academic Honorable Mention ... CoSIDA Academic All-America® Nominee ... led the team with a 7.25-kilometer 23:29 for a 7th-place finish at the Speedway Duals ...
ran six times ... 8-kilometer season-best 25:30.1 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.
TRACK: Ran once at 800 meters, twice at 1,500 meters and five times at 5,000 meters ... doubled up for season-best times at 800 meters (2:05.51) and 1,500 meters (4:02.49) at the Woody Wilson Classic ... 1,500-meter time at Woody Wilson was good for 1st in his section and 3rd overall ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:09.69 at the Oxy Invitational.

FRESHMAN (2015-16)
XC:
Ran the 8k at the USF Invitational in 26:57.5 in his Bronco debut … ran a 7250m time of 24:31 at the San Francisco State Quad Meet … finished the 8k at the San Francisco State Invitational in 26:15.9 … ran a personal best 8k time of 25:52.7 in the Open race at the Bronco Invitational.
TRACK: Ran once at 1,500 meters and twice at 5,000 meters in his first season on the track with the Broncos ... 1,500-meter season-best 4:18.45 at the Kim Duyst Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:37.13 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

VALLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Ran cross country/track and played soccer for the Valiants … high school coaches were Tommy Manning, Ian Berge, Marcia Bomber, Mike Chertude, Eric Berge and Kelsey Manning.   
XC: Team captain in 2014 … Valiants won back-to-back state championships in 2013-14 … school record holder in the 5000m race … two-time all-state selection (2013-14) … three-time all-district selection (2012-14) … took 2nd place in state in 2014 … 6th place in state in 2013.
TRACK: Two-time team captain (2014-15) … state champion in the 1500m and 3000m races in 2015 …  … school record holder in the 3000m race … Valiants took 2nd place as a team in the 1500m state race in 2014 … 4th as a team in the 3000m state race in 2013.
OUTSIDE OF ATHLETICS: Supported high school junior in Physics and English during concussion recovery … served as host and tour leader at open house and other school events … gave speeches at Catholic middle schools and provided insight on sports and academics … refurbished and resold baseball gloves and vintage razors learned the inner workings of a business e.g. cash-flow management and time commitment … worked in basketry department at Willowbrook Arts Camp … prepared and served food for senior center and homeless center. 

HIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL BESTS
XC: 5k — 15:39.70.
TRACK: 800m — 1:58.91 ... 1500m — 4:04.47 ... 3000m — 8:50.53.

PERSONAL
Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. … parents are Bradley Boyden and Marie Del Toro … older sister, Hollynd, is a member of the Santa Clara women’s crew team … hobbies include physics, mathematics, solving Rubik’s cubes, logical puzzles, skimboarding, longboarding, and snowboarding … career goals include earning a Ph.D. in Physics and undergoing research while teaching at a university.