Competed in the 3,000m SC at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Placed first in the 3000m SC at the Central Collegiate Championships with a time of 9:24.89...Finished fourth in the 1500m at the Cal Relays with a time of 3:54.77...Recorded a season-best time of 8:55.85 in the 3000m SC at the Stanford Invitational to finish second.
Competed in four meets for Illinois, posting a season best of 4:10.17 at thee Iowa State Classic
Clocked 9:25.60 in the steeple at the NCAA regional meet ... Qualified for the NCAA regional meet in the steeplechase ... Ran a career-best 9:06.07 to place eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the steeplechase at the Cal Invitational with a time of 9;15.82 ... Was second in the steeple at the May Invite with a time of 9:12.60.
Won the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational, finishing in a career-best time of 4:13.52 ... Also placed second at the meet in the 3000m run ... Posted a career-best 3000m time of 8:19.27 at the Iowa State Classic ... That time stands as the ninth fastest time in UI history ... Member of the fifth place distance medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships ... Was second in the 3000m at the Illinois Invitational ... Took third in the mile at the Illinois Open ... Competed in the 5000m run at the Big Ten Championships.
Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Boilermaker Invitational and the Iowa Twilight ...Season-best steeplechase time of 9:17.53 came at the Iowa Twilight.
Ran a season-best time of 4:15.49 in the mile at the Illini Classic ...Also competed at the Illinois Invitational and the Iowa State Classic.
Ran a career-best 1,600m time of 4:22.24 en route to qualifying for the IHSA Class A Track and Field Championships ... State champion while running the third leg of the 4x800 meters ... Class A all-state selection in cross country as a senior ... Finished eighth at the state meet, leading his team to the 2001 Class A State Cross Country Championship ... Earned a second-place finish at regionals ... Qualified for the state cross country meet as a junior finishing 19th overall and helping his team to the state title.
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.