Placed 47th at the McNeese Season Opener with a 4k time of 14:46.8.
Competed in four of seven total races for the 2017 season … Earned his best finish at the LSU Invitational (6k), held in Baton Rouge, at 37th-place in 19:33.16 … Placed 136th at the Texas A&M Invitational (8k) … Ended his sophomore campaign finishing 139th at the NCAA South Central Regional (10k) with a time of 33:41.70.
Placed 33rd individually at the LSU Invitational in his only action of his freshman campaign ... Recorded a time of 17 minutes, 10.99 seconds on the 5k course at Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge.
PRIOR TO LSU
Competed in cross country and track and field at Alan C. Pope High School in the Class of 2015 … Guided his high school team to a third-place team finish in the GHSA Region 5-6A Championships in his sophomore season and a 15th-place team finish in the GHSA Class 6A State Cross Country Championships that season … Set a personal-best 5k time in the GHSA Region 5-6A Championships, earning 10th place individually with a time of 16 minutes, 29.7 seconds in the 2015 campaign … Placed first at the Covered Bridge Invitational his freshman season with a time of 20:18.3 … Was named to the GHSA Cross Country All-Region squad in Region 5-6A during his senior season … Named a team captain for cross country his senior year … Awarded the 2012-13 Alan C. Pope High School Cross Country Outstanding Male Rookie.
Full name is Josef Andrew Schuster … Born on June 9, 1997 … Parents are Josef and Karla Schuster … Has one older sister named Natalie … Twice awarded the Alan C. Pope High School Scholar-Athlete award … A member of the cricket, trivia and Frisbee clubs in high school … Plans to major in finance at LSU.