Track & Field



    John Jefferson  
    John Jefferson

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Delray Beach, Fla.

    High School:
    Atlantic Community

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 134

    Event:
    Distance


    Senior Year (2006)
    Indoor: Advanced to the finals at the Big Ten Championships in the mile with a second-best team time of 4:09.30.

    Junior Year (2005)
    Indoor: Broke a four-minute mile along with twin brother Sean at the Meyo Classic...Became just the 14th set of brothers and fourth set of twins to accomplish such a feat...Of the 14th sets of brothers, they are the first American born...His time at the Meyo Classic (3:57.85) ranks third in IU history...Finished third at the Big Ten Championships...Earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships with a seventh-place finish
    Outdoor: Ran the Hoosier's second-fastest time in the 1,500m (3:41.64)...Finished 11th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships...Was a regional qualifier in the 1,500m

    Redshirt Year (2004)
    Redshirted

    Sophomore Year (2003)
    Indoor: Finished runner-up in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships...The performance gave him a second All-America honor in the event and helped IU to an eighth-place finish as a team...Captured the mile crown at the Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships as he clocked a time of 4:05.43
    Outdoor: Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 1,500m ...Placed second in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Conference Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:53.54 ... Turned in best performance in the 1,500m (3:41.53) winning the Mt. Sac Relays...Best time in the 800m (1:51.41) at the Purdue meet...Competed in the 1,500m at both the NCAA's and USATF's

    Freshman Year (2002)
    Indoor: Earned All-America honors for his 10th place finish in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championship...Was the only true freshmen in the finals
    Outdoor: Finished second in the Big Ten in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (3:49.64) ... enjoyed individual bests in the 800m (1:52.56) and the 5,000m (14:04.66)

    Prep/Personal
    All-state in cross country from sophomore to senior year... Foot Locker All-American in the two mile as a sophomore... cross country team state champs as a senior ... high school coaches: Mike McPherson and Jerry Fogarty

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