2009 (Sophomore): Damon began the indoor season at the Air Force Indoor All-Comers Meet (Jan. 16) where he finished second in the mile run (4:35.06). He also recorded a first-place finish in the mile (4:32.49) at the Air Force Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 13).
2008 (Freshman): Damon attended the University of Portland, where he finished seventh in the mile (4:38.83) at the Great NW Classic (Feb. 8).
High School: Damon lettered in both cross country and track while attending Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo. He was named all-Northern Conference in track in 2006 and in cross country in 2007, and all-state in track in 2006. He was named cross country team MVP in 2007. He holds the school 4x800-meter record (7:51), set in 2007. He was named academic all-state in both cross country and track in 2006 and 2007.
Personal: Damon was born April 20, 1989, to Byron and Debra Austin. He has three brothers, Ryan, Devin and Sean. He is majoring in health and exercise science.