University of San Francisco- A WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention selection, competed for the Dons at the WCC Cross Country Championships finishing as the teams 6thrunner in 47th place overall. Scored for USF as their 5th runner at the NCAA West Region placing 93rd in the 10K race. Holds personal bests of 15:02.62 over 5,000 meters and 32:22.69 in the 10,000 meters.
High School- Bellarmine cross country MVP junior and senior year...Holds the school record in the 5k with a time of 15:44...Earned a top 10 finish at the state meet in the 3,200 meters as a senior...Holds prep bests of 4:27 (1,600 m) and 9:23 (3,200 m)...Was the freshman team captain and point guard of the Bellarmine basketball team in 2010...Participated in alpine ski racing for eight years...Named most improved athlete of the White Pass Ski Club...
Personal- Son of Brett Purtzer and Kim Heggerness...Born Nov. 22, 1995, in Tacoma, Wash...Enjoys playing frisbee golf in his free time.
04/13/2018 - Track Takes Short Trek to Cheney
04/07/2018 - Track Posts Winning Times in Wet Weather
04/05/2018 - Track Returns to Spokane for WAR XI
03/30/2018 - Zag Steeplechasers Highlight Big Night in the Bay
03/28/2018 - Zags' Track Heads for Bay Area for Elite Meets
03/23/2018 - Pollard and Villarma Collect Wins at Whitworth
03/23/2018 - Thurston Wins 5K Title at Sam Adams Invite