Jayhawk Collegiate Invitational (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
2008 Indoor: Won the mile at the Jayhawk Classic with a time of 4:18.39 ... Placed eighth at the Big 12 Championships in the 3,000 meters (8:17.43) ... Ran a season best time of 8:11.40 in the 3,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate ... Won the 3,000 meters at the Kansas Invitational with a winning time of 8:35.39 ... Set a personal best in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic with a time of 14:02 to place 10th ... Placed 14th at the Big 12 Championships in the 5,000 meters.
2007 Cross Country: Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Finished as the team's number two runner in every meet he competed in ... Was runner-up at the Bob Timmons Invitational with a time of 25:50 ... Finished 18th at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:54) ... Ran a season-best time of 24:06 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and finished in 55th place ... Placed 21st at the Big 12 Championships (25:28) ... Ran a personal best time of 30:40 in the 10K at the Midwest Regionals and placed 20th.
2007 Outdoor: Finished fourth in the Big 12 Championships in the 10,000-meter run and seventh in the 5,000-meter run ... Had the two best times of the season for any Jayhawk in the 10,000-meter run, including a season-best time of 29:45.33 at the Cardinal Invitational ... Also ran the 1,500-meter run at the Kansas Relays.
2007 Indoor: Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000-meter run after finishing with a time of 14:03.50 ... Finished second at the Husker Invitational in the 3,000-meter run ... Won the mile at the Jayhawk Invitational ... Ran in four different events for Kansas: the mile, 1,000-meter run, 3,000 meter-run and 5,000-meter run.
2006 Cross Country: Earned All-America status after finishing 42nd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (31:47.7) ... Named all-region for the second-straight year after a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (31:02.3) ... Named All-Big 12 after finishing fourth at the Big 12 Championships (24:41.1) ... Won the season-opening Bob Timmons Invitational, his first career victory (25:38.9).
2006 Outdoor: Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships in a time of 14:17.77 ... Placed 14th and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:28.37 ... Ran a season-best time of 13:59.47 in 5,000 meters at the Cardinal Invitational, finishing 17th ... Finished sixth in the mile at the Kansas Relays in a time of 4:12.70.
2006 Indoor: Competed in three events during the season ... Placed third in the mile at the Jayhawk Invitational in a time of 4:11.17 ... Competed in the 3,000 meters at five meets ... Placed seventh and earned a NCAA provisional qualifying time (8:01.51) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Finished 12th at Big 12 Championships (8:15.13) ... Came in sixth at the ISU Classic (8:05.01) ... Won both the KU/KSU/MU Triangular (8:27.07) and the Arkansas Invitational (8:22.06) ... Ran the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships, finishing third in a time of 14:13.88.
2005 Cross Country: Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Finished 88th overall and third on the team at the NCAA Championships (30:54.1) to help the team to a 12th-place finish ... Finished first on the team at the Midwest Regional Championships (31:10), receiving all-region honors ... Garnered all-conference accolades by finishing 13th overall at the Big 12 Championships (24:21) ... Finished second on the team and 29th overall at NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:18.1) ... Ran a 25:07 at the Roy Griak Invitational, good for 39th place.
2005 Outdoor: During the summer, won the 5K at the USA Juniors en route to capturing silver at the Junior Pan Am Games in Windsor, Ontario ... Finished sixth in the 5K at the Big 12 Championships ... Won the 3,000-meter run at the Tulsa Duels in a time of 8:30.97 ... Finished first in the 5,000-meter run at the Emporia State University Relays and the UMKC Invitational ... Also placed first in the mile relay at the Kansas Relays.
2005 Indoor: Competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships (42nd, 8:43.89) ... Ran a personal best of 8:28.78 in the 3,000 meters at the ISU Classic ... Competed in the 3,000-meter run at the KSU/KU/MU Triangular, finishing seventh in a time of 8:45.36.
2004 Cross Country: Competed in four events ... Placed 14th at the Bob Timmons Invitational ... Recorded his best 8K time (25:51) with a 42nd-place finish at the Big 12 Championships ... Placed 34th at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
High School: As a senior, won the state cross country championship as well as the 3,200-meter run and the 1,600-meter run for the Blue Valley West track team ... Broke school records in the 5K (15:34), the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and as a member of the 3,200-meter relay team ... Named first team all-metro five times, three times in track and two in cross country ... Named the Johnson County Sun Runner of the Year in 2003 ... Named the Johnson County Sun Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... Named the 2003 Kansas City Star Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Personal: Parents are Dan and Jan Hefferon ... Majoring in business.