John Simons  
John Simons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
Transfer


03/21/2014

Gophers Open Outdoor Season in Tempe

Arizona State hosts the two-day meet at the Sun Angel Stadium.

03/15/2014

Gophers Close Out NCAA Championships

John Simons and Zach Siegmeier closed out the 2014 NCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships.

03/14/2014

Lehman Finishes 10th at NCAAs

The Gopher captain cleared 20.90 meters (68-07 ft.) for the day as the first of three Gophers competing at the NCAA championships this weekend.

03/13/2014

Gophers Send Three to NCAAs

John Simons, Jon Lehman and Zach Siegmeier will represent the Gophers as the 2014 NCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

03/01/2014

Simons Adds Big Ten Indoor Mile Title

The Hartland, Wis., native gave Minnesota its second Big Ten title of the meet after Zach Siegmeier's win in the pole vault on Friday.

2013 Season- Indoor: Ran the mile at the Alex Wilson Invite finishing third with a time of 3:59.32• Took fifth at the NCAA Championships finishing with a time of 3:59.71• finished first at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:08.74)• Finished seventh at Big Ten Championships in the 3,000 meters• took first at Bill Bergan Invitational. Outdoor: Ran prelims at the Stanford Payton Jordan finishing the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:49.65• took 10th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 14.28.08• finished 11th at the NCAA Regionals/Semis in hte 1.500 meters with a time of 3:45.54• took second at the John McDonnell Invitational• Earned Second Team All-America honors.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a time of 8:20.30 in the 3,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships (16th) • finished in 8:03.06 at the Husky Classic, setting the fifth-fastest time in school history • finished third in the mile run at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 4:12.58 • finished fifth at the Bill Bergan Invite in the 3,000 meters (8:09.33). Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 14:36.64 • posted a time of 14:11.64 in the 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays • anchored the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays with a time of 16:50.07.

2011 Season: Redshirted the Indoor and Outdoor seasons.

At Milwaukee: Milwaukee's top runner in five of six meets • placed 62nd (32:40.78) at NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships • earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors by placing ninth in League Championships • 2009 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year • set the school record in outdoor 5,000 meters (14:32.82) during the track season • the Horizon League 5,000m runner-up at the indoor meet, third outdoor.

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Arrowhead High School • high school coaches were Mike Mulrooney and Mike Ray • named Classic-8 Boys Track Athlete of the Year • a state qualifier in both track and cross country • as a senior, placed 20th at the state cross country meet • ran with the state runner-up 4x800m relay at the track meet • also competed in the 1600m, taking fifth, and the 3200m, taking sixth.

Personal: Born November 12, 1990 • intends to major in business • son of Nancy Rajek and Joseph Simons • has younger siblings Anna and Joseph • high school teammate of Mike and Joe McFarland • enjoys badminton, music, and watching TV.