Cross Country

 J.D. Horton
J.D. Horton


Navarre, Ohio

High School:
Massillon Perry

2009-10 (Junior): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Competed in the 3,000m run and posted his best time of 9:29.69 at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Ky. Outdoor - Did not compete.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Did not compete.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Competed in all six meets for the Wildcats ... Top performance of the year was at SEC Championships, placing fifth on the team and 61st overall with an 8K time of 26:07. Indoor - Competed in the mile and 3,000m ... Posted season-best 3,000m time at McCravy Memorial with a finish of 8:47.16 ... At SEC/Big Ten Challenge, ran season-best mile time of 4:27.51. Outdoor - At SEC Championships, ran personal-best time in steeplechase finishing 14th overall in a time of 9:34.28 ... Crossed the line in second with personal-best 5,000m time of 15:44.61 at Sea Ray Relays ... At EKU Open, finished fifth in steeplechase crossing the finish in 9:37.90.

High School: A three-time first-team all-county and four-time first-team all-federal league standout in cross country at Massillon Perry High School ... An all-Ohio selection in track and field his final two seasons ... An all-Ohio selection in cross country in 2005 ... A member of the two-time district champion 4x800-meter relay squad ... Relay squad was the regional runners-up in 2007 ... Cross country squad was the district champion and regional runner-up his junior campaign ... A four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country ... Coached by Rob Mizicko ... A four-time academic all-Ohio selection and a four-time honor roll selection ... Graduated in the top 25 of his high school class. Cross country personal best of 16:12 in the 5K.

Personal: Full name is Jacob Daniel Horton ... Born Oct. 18, 1988 in Canton, Ohio ... Parents are Rick and Brenda Horton ... Has one sister, Katie who is also a cross country and track athlete at Ohio Northern ... Father was a two-time national runner-up in the steeplechase for Malone College ... Major is decision science and information systems.

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