John Simons
John  Simons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Last College:
Milwaukee


10/29/2015

Gophers Head to Big Ten Championships

Northwestern hosts this year's conference meet at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.

09/25/2014

Gophers Host 29th Annual Griak Invitational

The 2014 Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition is set for 12:20 p.m. on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

09/03/2014

Gophers Kick Off Season with Oz Memorial

The Gopher men will run Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

11/15/2013

Gophers Tie for Fifth at NCAA Regional

The Gophers were led by their three senior captains -- Andrew Larsen, Derek Storkel and John Simons.

11/14/2013

Minnesota Heads to Ames for NCAA Regional

Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.

Career Notes: Will serve as one of three team captains as a senior in 2013• Second Team All-Big Ten honoree in 2012.

2012 • Redshirt Junior Season:Second Team All-Big Ten honoree• competed in five races for the Gophers in 2012 and factored into Minnesota's scoring in all five events• led the Gophers in two races• opened the season at the Autumn Classic, finishing 14th overall with a time of 20:36.7• paced Minnesota at the Roy Griak Invitational with an eighth-place finish• clocked a time of 25:00.2 at the Griak as Minnesota picked up its first-ever team title at the event• clocked a 24:22 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational• led Minnesota at the Big Ten Championship, finishing 11th overall with a time of 24:09• closed out the 2012 season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 41st overall with a time of 31:17.43• letter winner.

2011 • Junior Season: Did not compete.

2010 Sophomore Season: Ran at the Roy Griak Invite (25:33.7) • crossed the line in fourth place (24:46.9) at the Jim Drews Invite • competed at the Big Ten championships and finished 54th overall with a time of 25:01.7 • Varsity Letter Winner.

At UW-Milwaukee: UW-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 the 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• captain of 2009 Division I State Championship team for track in senior year.

Personal: Born November 13, 1990 • majoring in business marketing and education • son of Nancy Rajek and Joseph Simons • has younger siblings Anna and William • enjoys livemusic, and watching TV.

MORE HEADLINES

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

11/8/2017 - M. Cross Country

The Gophers return all five scorers from last year's Midwest Regional squad as the Maroon & Gold finished seventh with a total of 205 points.

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

11/3/2017 - M. Cross Country

Lucas’ title continues a stretch of success for the Maroon & Gold in Collegeville dating back to David Van Orsdel’s Fall Final title in 2006.

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