John Navarro
John Navarro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Ellen, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard South

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/28/1989

10/23/2011

The Reggies Lights Up Redbird Arena

12th annual gala celebrates ISU academic achievements.

2011-12

Indoor: Finished third at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) in the 3,000-meter run, posting a time of 8:41.79 ... ran a 4:48.41 mile at the Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18) ... season cut short due to injury.

Outdoor: Did not compete.

2010-11

Indoor: Took second at the Redbird invite in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.37 ... posted a career-best 8:33.03 in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic ... took seventh at the MVC Indoor Championships in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:33.37 ... finished first in the mile at the Redbird Invite with a time of 4:20.02 ... finished third at the Illinois Intercollegiate, running an all-time best mile in 4:14.41.

Outdoor: Finished seventh at the Gateway Classic in the 1,500-meter run ... ran a season-best 4:11.80 in the 1,500-meter run at the MVC Championships ... took sixth at the MVC Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:37.01.

2009-10

Indoor: Did not compete.

Outdoor: Won the 3000-steeplechase at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a time of 9:39.40 ... finished fourth at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.70, which was a season best ... ran a season-best time of 15:02.32 in the 5000-meter run at the Sea Ray Relays ... crossed the finish line with a time of 15:20.98 in the 5,000-meter run at the MVC Championships ... recorded a personal-best time of 3:57.73 in the 1500-meter run at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... named a 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete.

2008-09

Indoor: Was 11th in the 3,000-meter run at the State Farm MVC Championships ... clocked in with a season-best 8:33.26 in the 3K race at the Iowa State Classic to finish 26th ... finished fifth in the mile with a time of 4:27.70 at the Redbird Invitational.

Outdoor: Took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stan Lyons Invitational with a season-best 9:16.11 ... won the 5,000-meter run at the Lee Calhoun Memorial ... turned in a season-best 5,000 at the MVC Championships with a time of 14:55.77 for a 10th-place finish and also took fifth in the steeplechase.

2007-08

Indoor: Clocked a season-best in the 3,000-meter run at the Valley Championships with a time of 8:33.68 (10th place) ... placed ninth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:10.27.

Outdoor: Finished in fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Valley Championships with a personal- and team-best time of 9:18.94 ... recorded a fourth-place finish and season-best time at the SIU Spring Classic in the 5,000 with a time of 15:12.25 ... turned in a time of 3:59.68 in the 1,500-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational to place fifth.

At Glenbard South High School: Competed in the state cross country meet junior and senior years... sectional champion in the 3,200-meter run in senior track and field season, and went on to place 15th in the state ... in 2006, his 4x800-meter relay team won the conference championship... named most improved athlete and team MVP senior year in cross country.

Personal: Born 7/28/89... son of Mila Kulesa ... siblings are Mila and Shawn ... major is psychology.