Alex Dobens
Alex Dobens
Year: So.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Rockhurst

2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... ran a time of 28:02 at the New England Championship ... finished 15th overall at the Blue Devil Invitational (28:39) ... ran a time of 28:06.8 at the Patriot League Championship ... ran at the Murray Keatinge Invitational (28:04.6) and the National Catholic Championship (28:05) ... ran a time of 29:00 at the IC4A Championship.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year varsity member of the cross country and track teams at Rockhurst, under head coaches Michael Dierks and Michael Sullivan ... served as team captain as a senior ... named honorable mention All-Metro in 2007 and 2008 ... named Academic Scholar Athlete in 2008 ... recorded a career best of 16:50 in the 5,000-meters in 2008 ... qualified for states in the 4x800-meter relay in 2008 ... earned Ignatian Honors in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... member of the pep band and Latin Club.

Personal: Son of Leonard and Elizabeth Dobens ... father was member of the Boston College cross country team, and mother was member of the Boston College swim team ... has one brother (Leonard) and one sister (Laura).