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Jon Harding
Jon Harding

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Issaquah, Wash.

High School:
Issaquah

Event:
Distances

Experience:
2V

Will be a junior outdoors and a senior indoors ... led the Huskies three times during cross country, including a 20th-place overall finish at the Pac-10 meet ... set Lincoln Park course record with win at UW's Sundodger Invitational ... ranks in UW's all-time Top-10 indoors at 3000m and 5000m.

2007 (Cross Country): Washington's most consistent runner up front, leading the team at three out of five races ... broke Washington record and Lincoln Park course record with first-place finish at Sundodger Invite, running 23:36 to surpass former Stanford runner Jonathan Riley's mark from the 2000 Pac-10 Championships ... also ran under 24-minutes at the Pac-10 Championships, leading the Huskies with a 20th-place finish ... also led the team and placed 52nd overall at Pre-Nationals ... 27th overall (2nd UW) at Dellinger ... at Regionals, finished 51st, fourth among Huskies, in 31:29.

2006-07: Competed In the mile and 3000m indoors and the 1500m and 5000m outdoors during track season ... set personal best 4:05.29 in the mile at the UW Last Chance Qualifier, the third-fastest on the squad ... placed 12th at the Pac-10 Championships in 5000m, also competing in the 1500m, finishing 17th in the prelim ... lowered PR in 1500m by five seconds at Ken Shannon Invitational to 3:49.25 ... won the 3000m at the UW-WSU dual meet ... during cross country campaign, ran in UW's top-seven at all three postseason meets ... was the team's No. 7 finisher at nationals, helping the Huskies to a 12th-place team finish ... ran sixth for UW at both Pac-10s and Regionals ... was also the team's No. 6 runner at Pre-Nationals ... finished a season-best 22nd at the Sundodger Invite ... named Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention following the season.

2005-06: Raced just four times indoors in 2006, but three ranked among UW's all-time top-11 in their events ... placed sixth in the 3000m at the 2006 MPSF meet ... 3K time of 8:06.86 ranks eighth in UW history, and is the second-best ever by a Husky frosh ... clocked 14:22.59 for 5000m at UW's Last Chance Qualifier, the ninth-fastest indoor 5K time in UW history ... also ran a leg of UW's 11th-fastest DMR all-time, clocking 9:51.60 at the UW Indoor Invite ... competed just twice outdoors, once each at 1500m and 5000m ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for both track and cross country ... ran in UW's top-seven at four of six varsity races in the fall ... ran sixth for UW, 37th overall, at Pac-10s, helping UW to fourth ... led all Husky finishers at the season-opening Sundodger Invite, placing fourth ... ran seventh for UW at Pre-Nationals, and was the team's No. 4 finisher, 14th overall, at the Willamette Invite.

2004-05: Redshirted the outdoor track and cross country seasons ... indoors, was 16th in the 3000m and sixth in the DMR at the 2005 MPSF meet ... made cross debut in the spring at the U.S. Junior Nationals, placing 13th ... ran sixth overall at the NACAC Championships in Florida, leading Team USA to sixth.

High School and Personal: Parents are Jill and Jim ... is the oldest of six siblings ... father is a 1978 UW grad ... the 2004 state champion at 3200m ... took third at the state cross country meet in 2002, and was the 28th-place finisher in 2001 ... led Issaquah cross country to second at state in 2002, and fourth in 2001 ... competed in the two-mile at the 2004 Arcadia Invitational, finishing in 9:22 ... ran 17th overall in the 2002 Border Clash cross country meet ... also competed at the Junior Olympics Nationals in 1998, running the 1500m ... named most inspirational by his track teammates in 2004 ... interests include skateboarding and video production, and is considering a career as a graphic artist.

Major Meets
2005 MPSF TF - 16th, 3000m; 6th, DMR
2005 USA Jr. XC - 13th
2005 NACAC XC - 6th
2005 Pac-10 XC - 37th (6th UW)
2006 MPSF TF - 6th, 3000m
2006 Pac-10 XC - 39th (6th UW)
2006 Regional XC - 35th (6th UW)
2006 NCAA XC - 220th (7th UW)
2007 MPSF TF - 14th, 3000m
2007 Pac-10 TF - 12th, 5000m
2007 Pac-10 XC - 20th (1st UW)
2007 Regional XC - 51st (4th UW)

Collegiate Best Marks:
1500m.......3:49.25
Mile.......4:05.29
3000m.......8:06.86i
5000m.......14:20.90

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