2000: Turned in best finish of season at the North Texas Invitational with an eighth-place time of 26:48 in the five-mile run?Ran the 8,000 meters in 27:44 to place 72nd at the Big 12 Championships?Finished 66th with a 10,000 time of 33:32.61 at the NCAA South Central Regional.
1999: Teamed with Brandon Buhr to finish 11th at the Rice Relays, Baylor?s top tandem at the event, with a time of 39:14.00 in the eight-mile relay...Finished 21st at the Baylor Invitational with a time of 28:17.52...Turned in a mark of 27:05.00 in the 8000 meters at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Invitational to finish 49th...Placed 46th at the Penn State Open National Invitational with a time of 28:06.33 on the 5.2-mile course...Took 17th at the Southwest Texas State Invitational with a time of 15:32...Finished 77th at the Big 12 Championships, running the 8000-meter course in a time of 27:33.00...Was Baylor?s fifth-best finisher at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 70th-place time of 34:35.00 in the 10,000 meters.
1998: Ran in five meets for Baylor as a true freshman...Best time on a five-mile course came at the Notre Dame Invitational, when he finished second on the Bears with a time of 25:32...Named academic all-America.
High School: Attended Sulphur Springs High School...Was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track &and field...Was a state qualifier in track for the 1600 meters in 1998...Also in 1998, was a district champion in the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters...Was a state qualifier in cross country in both 1996 and 1997...Was named district champion, regional runner-up and all-state in cross country in 1997...Named academic all-district for four years and academic all-America as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Aaron Hasley Ward...Born July 6, 1979 in Chickasha, Okla....Son of Tom and Lynn Ward...Father ran cross country and track for Ouachita Baptist University...Majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in history and business administration.
Career Individual Results 1998 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 12 Jayhawk Invitational 8000 m 28:20.42 72nd Sept. 26 Baylor Invitational 5 miles 31:05.70 29th Oct. 2 Notre Dame Invitational 5 miles 25:32.00 105th Oct. 17 Texas A&M Invitational 5.1 miles 28:56.00 98th Oct. 31 Big 12 Championships 8000 m 27:56.20 88th
1999 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 25 Baylor Invitational 5 miles 28:17.52 21st Oct. 2 OSU Cowboy Jamboree 8000 m 27:05.00 49th Oct. 9 Penn St. Open National 5.2 miles 28:06.33 46th Oct. 23 Southwest Texas State 3 miles 15:32.00 17th Oct. 30 Big 12 Championships 8000 m 27:33.00 77th Nov. 13 NCAA South Central Reg. 10,000 m 34:35.00 70th
2000 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 23 Baylor Invitational 5 miles 34:33.00 44th Sept. 30 OSU Cowboy Jamboree 8,000 m 26:24.00 56th Oct. 14 UA Chili Pepper Fest. 10,000 m 33:04.00 85th Oct. 28 Big 12 Championships 8,000 m 26:26.00 39th Nov. 11 NCAA South Central Reg. 10,000 m 31:54.48 18th