2010: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... was Holy Cross’ top performer in five of six races ... led team with a 20th place finish at the National Catholic Championship (25:41) ... finished second at Maine (25:36) ... ran a season-best time of 25:21 at the New England Championship ... named Patriot League Runner of the Week (Oct. 11) ... placed 17th at the Patriot League Championship (25:30) ... one of two Holy Cross runners to compete at the NCAA Northeast Regional (92nd, 32:00) ... finished seventh at the Bryant Invitational (16:37).
2009: Ran a season-best time of 25:53 at the New England Championship ... placed 10th at the Blue Devil Invitational with a time of 27:06.00 ... finished 11th with a time of 25:53.78 at the Murray Keatinge Invitational ... finished with a time of 34:05 at the NCAA Northeast Regional ... placed 141st at the IC4A Championship (28:50.9) ... placed 35th at the National Catholic Championship in a time of 26:40.5.
2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors (Oct. 14) for his performance at the New England Championship (placing 146th in a time of 26:44) ... led the Crusaders with a 55th place finish at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational (26:18) and a 80th place finish at the IC4A Championship (27:13) ... finished 24th at the Blue Devil Invitational (29:10) ... ran a time of 26:59.02 at the Murray Keatinge Invitational ... finished 78th overall at the Patriot League Championship (27:48) ... ran at the NCAA Northeast Regional (36:00).
Before Holy Cross: Three-year varsity member of the cross country and track teams at Fordham Prep under head coach George Febles … team won the 2008 New York CHSAA Intersectional Indoor City Championship and the 2008 New York CHSAA Sectional Cross Country Championship … served as team captain as a senior ... named varsity cross country MVP in 2007 … won the Most Improved Award in 2005 … honored with the Joe Fox Award in 2008 … set the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:21).
Personal: Son of David and Jeanne Altenau … father was on the cross country and track teams at Manhattan … has one brother (Joseph), who ran cross country and track at George Washington ... majoring in sociology ... also a member of the Holy Cross track and field team.