The 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior distance talent won the MSHSAA Class 4 state title this past season, breaking the tape in a course-record 15:07.40—13.9 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor—and leading the Hawklets to a sixth-place finish as a team. A three-time All-State selection, Porter clocked the fourth sub-15 5K time in Missouri Prep history at the Class 4 Sectional meet (a personal-best 14:53.90), which ranks as the third-fastest time ever by a Missouri high school boy at that distance, according to MileSplitMO. Unbeaten by an in-state opponent in 2019, he also took 12th at the NXN Midwest Regional championships with a time of 15:26.10.
Porter has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.
A participant in service-mission trips to Costa Rica and Cambodia, Porter has donated his time to the Harvesters food bank, Heartland Camp Friendship, a Native American community in Oklahoma and as a transportation assistant for elderly parishioners of the Second Presbyterian Church. He has also volunteered locally at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and at a summer camp supporting adults with autism.