Did not compete for the Illini.
Posted career-best 10K time of 25:40 at Big Ten Championships... Posted fifth-best Illini time of 31:37 and finished 39th at NCAA Regional meet.
Had a season-best finish of seventh at the Missouri Challenge ... Ran a season-best 8K time of 25:36.52 to place tenth at the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge ... Clocked 33:09 as Illinois' fifth scorer at the regional meet ... Was the team's sixth finisher at the Cowboy Jamboree and the Great American Cross Country Festival ... Also competed at the Big Ten Championships.
Was a key contributor as a freshman ... Was hindered by a shin injury throughout the second half for the season ... Opened the season with three top-11 overall finishes ... Back-to-back 10th-place finishes came at the Great American Invitational and Illinois State Pre-Regional Invitational ... Finished 11th at the Illinois Invitational with a season-best 8,000 meter time of 25:35.94 ... Also competed at the Big Ten Championships.
Three-time All-State selection in cross country and track ...All-conference all four years ...Finished 19th in state cross country in 1999, 6th in 2000 and 8th in 2001 ...Led team to state cross country championship all four seasons ...Earned four letter in cross country, four in track and two in basketball ...High school coach was Brett Charleton
Full given name is Jon Douglas Houseworth ...Born 10/4/83 in Lawrence, Kansas ...Majoring in biology ...Son of Steve and Patty Houseworth ...Both parents ran track and cross country, mom at Southern Illinois and dad at Westmont University ...Has one brother
8,000 meters: 25:35.94
10,000 meters: 31:37