Action photos from the adidas Classic on Saturday, Jan. 22 (photos by Col Martin France)
SOPHOMORE (2010): All-conference honoree in the 10,000-meter run...clocked a time of 32:04.74 (at altitude) to finish third at the Mountain West Conference Championships...recorded a career-best 29:53.74 at the Mt. SAC Relays to move into sixth on the program's all-time list...posted a career-best 5000-meter time of 14:31.21 to place fourth at the Military Championships...also competed in the 1500-meter run...recorded a personal-best 3:58.99 at the Mason Spring Open...moved into 10th on the program's all-time indoor 5000-meter list...posted a career-best 14:25.73 at the Husky Classic...that was a personal improvement of 16 seconds...also ran the mile, clocking a time of 4:18.84 (adjusted for altitude) at the New Mexico Classic...that time was ranked third on the team.
FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in three events during the outdoor season...ran the 1500-meter run in 4:00.67a at the Colorado Invitational...completed the 5000 meters in 14:53.65a at the Front Range Invitational...posted a career-best 10,000-meter time of 30:56.08 at the Mt. SAC Relays....participated in the 5000- and 10,000-meter events at the MWC Championships...placed 10th in the 10K and 15th in the 5000...also competed in three distances during the indoor season...clocked a season-best time of 4:29.55 (adjusted for altitude) in the mile run at the Don Barrett Duals...recorded a 3000-meter time of 8:47.24 at the Big 12/MWC Challenge...completed the 5000-meter race in a time of 15:31.09a at the Air Force Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-American...coached by Rick Straughen...all-state, all-region, all-county and all-conference selection...named the conference's Most Valuable Player...team MVP...school record holder in the 5K...served as team captain...received all-academic team honors at the state, county and conference levels...selected as Athlete of the Week by the Macomb Daily...chosen as a Detroit Free Press Prep Star...earned Utica Community Schools Recognition for Athletic Achievement...named Academic-Athlete of the Class of 2008...graduated Cum Laude.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jonathan Michael Rock...goes by Jon...son of John and Maureen Rock...has a twin sister, Jen, who runs for Loyola University in Chicago...majoring in political science...also earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include becoming a pilot...received a commandant's pin for excellence in military performance...has also received the Athletics Pin for excellence in athletic performance...served as Element NCO, Academic Clerk and Athletics NCO...member of the "500 Club"...Honor Basic...hobbies include running, playing basketball, football, drums and video games (Madden NFL, NBA Live), hanging out with family and friends, watching football (Dallas Cowboys), basketball (Detroit Pistons), baseball (Detroit Tigers) and track...member of the Air Force cross country team...member of Cadet Squadron 29.