John Simons
John Simons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
Transfer


06/27/2014

Gophers Open U.S. Championships

The Gophers feature three runners at the 2014 USATF Championships in Calif.

06/24/2014

Simons, Mead, Abda Set for U.S. Championships

The trio of Gophers will compete this week at Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium.

06/16/2014

Gophers Celebrate Five All-Americans

Minnesota totaled 13.50 team points at the national championships to finish 17th - the program's best finish at the meet since 2004.

06/14/2014

Simons Finishes Seventh in 1,500

All five Gophers that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships earned All-America honors.

06/13/2014

Ellenson Second, Howard Ninth at NCAAs

Minnesota closes out the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday with John Simons competing in the men's 1,500 meter finals.

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.

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