2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... name Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice, on Sept. 9 for his performance at the Blue Devil Inviational (6th, 28:06) and Oct. 14 for his performance at the New England Championship (149th, 26:45) ... ran a time of 26:59.5 at the Patriot League Championship ... finished 52nd at the National Catholic Championship (26:49) and 48th at the Murray Keatinge Invitational (26:45.88) ... ran at the NCAA Northeast Regional (35:46.3) and the IC4A Championship (27:29).
Before Holy Cross: Four-year varsity member of the cross country and track teams at Branford under head coaches Kevin Connel and Rich Biondi ... served as team captain in 2007 ... named All-Division, All-Conference, All-Area and All-State in cross country in 2007 ... indoor track team was the conference runner-up in 2008 ... outdoor track team won the state Class MM championship in 2005 and the conference championship in 2008 ... named All-Division and All-Area in track in 2008 ... set the school records in the 3,000-meters, the indoor 3,200-meters and the outdoor 3,200-meters ... qualified for the national meet in the two-mile run ... Student Council Parliamentarian and president of Health Careers Club.
Personal: Son of
James and Tina Loftis ... has two brothers (Chris and Michael) and
one sister (Kelly) ... majoring in biology.