Cross Country
J.D. Horton - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • 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 4×800-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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