Track & Field



    Sean Jefferson  
    Sean Jefferson

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Delray Beach, Fla.

    High School:
    Atlantic Community

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 135

    Event:
    Distance


    Junior Year (2005)
    Indoor: Broke Jim Spivey's 23-year old record in the mile with a time of 3:56.44 at the Meyo Classic...Twin brother John accomplished the same feat, making them the 14th set of brothers (first American born) and fourth set of twins to accomplish such a feat...Won the mile title at the Big Ten Championships...Earned a runner-up finish at NCAAs in the mile for his second track All-American accolade
    Outdoor: Continued his success to the outdoor season...Finished third in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships...Took a runner-up stance at the NCAA Mideast Regional...Once at NCAAS, captured a seventh-place finish with a career-best 3:38.91, a time that ranks fifth in the record books...Earned All-American status in his outing at NCAAs

    Sophomore Year (2004)
    Indoor: Became the national champion in the mile at NCAA's with a career best time of 4:00.16, a time that ranks fourth on the IU all-time list...Earned second team All-Big Ten in the mile after a second-place finish at the conference championships...Named IU's Male Athlete of the Year...Ran 1,600m leg on record-setting DMR
    Outdoor: Big Ten Champion in the 1,500m...Was the only collegiate runner invited to compete at the Home Depot Invitational...Finished fourth overall at the meet...Was also the Mt. Sac Relays 1,500m champion, running a personal best 3:40.90...NCAA and Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 1,500m

    Freshman Year (2003)
    Indoor: Season best in the mile (4:06.71) came at the Alex Wilson Invite...Placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships in the mile
    Outdoor: Set an Indiana freshman record and a personal best mark in the 5,000m, finishing in 13:58.23 at the Mt. Sac Relays...Was just the seventh runner in IU history to break the 14-minute mark in the event ... Advanced to compete in at the NCAA Championships in the 5,000-meters...Placed 11th at the USATF National Championships in the 1,500m

    Redshirt Year (2002)
    Redshirted both indoor and outdoor seasons

    Prep/Personal
    State runner-up in the two mile as a freshman, state champion next three years...owns 3.200-meters state record ...third in state in cross country as a sophomore and senior and runner-up as a sophomore...high school coach: Mike McPherson and Jerry Fogarty.

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