2005: Voted as one of eight team captains for 2006 ... Won the 2005 Brutus Hamilton steeplechase title with a season-best mark of 8:53.75. Also won this race at Mike Poehlein Invitational, and placed fifth at Penn Relays ... Winner of the 5K title at the Clemson Relays, completing the course in 14:54.65 ... At the indoor Purdue Invitational, won the mile (4:19.31) and 3K crowns (8:36.13) ... Runner-up in the indoor 3K at the McCravy Memorial and Indiana/Ohio State triangular.
2004 (Outdoor): NCAA qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... placed seventh in the steeplechase finals at the Canadian Olympic Trials, clocking a time of 9:09.39 ... NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the steeplechase, finishing 16th ... placed third in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a season-best time of 8:48.44 ... earned first-place finishes in the steeplechase at the Purdue Invitational and Sea Ray Relays ... placed first in the 3,000 against Indiana with a season-best time of 8:30.72 ... (Indoor) Ran season-best in the Mile at Indiana State with a time of 4:27.96, finishing fifth in the event ... placed third in 3,000 with a time of 9:02.23 at Purdue Invitational ... finished fourth at the Indiana Invitational in the 5,000 with a time of 15:03.16.
2003 (Outdoor): Winner of three 3,000 steeplechase titles, winning at the Purdue and Miami Invitationals and against Indiana ... time of 9:12.53 vs. the Hoosiers was a season best ... was the runner-up in the steeplechase at the Ponoma-Pitzer Invitational ... winner of the 10K race at the Purdue Invitational ... (Indoor) Won 3,000 title at Purdue Invite in 8:47.65 ... top 3,000 time was 8:35.88, which gave him fourth place at Ohio State/Indiana Triangular.
High School: Graduated from Naperville North High School in 2001 ... varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field ... was a three-time state qualifier, finishing 14th as a senior.
Personal: Given name is David Ben Rae ... born June 2, 1983 ... son of Peter and Donna Rae ... has three brothers, Shawn, Matt and Brian ... history major.