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Jason Coleman
 Jason Coleman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Watonga, Okla.

High School:
Watonga

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
09/27/1984

Personal: Son of Liz and Jim Coleman ...Born Sept. 27, 1984 in Watonga ... Has an older brother and sister and a younger sister ... Father is a teacher and coach ... All of his siblings athletes are well ... Architecture major.

2007-08: (Indoor) Opened the season with a seventh-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Arkansas Invitational, his only appearance of the year in the event, with a time of 8:44.16 ... Posted a season-best time of 4:14.22 to finish 10th in the mile at the Razorback Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 800 behind teammate Kyle Eckman with a time of 1:55.29 at the J.D. Martin Invitational ... Posted a season-best time of 2:30.46 in the 1,000-meter run at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished 13th in the mile at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 4:15.55.

2006-2007: (Cross Country) Placed sixth at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (Sept. 2), running the four-mile course in 20:42 ... Finished 59th (25:53) at the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 23) ... Led OU at the Penn State Invitational (Oct. 7), running the 5.2-mile race in 26:13 ... Earned Big 12 Runner of the Week (Oct. 11) honors for his performance ... Placed 37th (25:43) at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 27) ... Ended the season in 29th (31:53) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 11). (Indoor) Redshirted. (Outdoor) Injuries prevented competition.

2005-2006: (Cross Country) Redshirted. (Indoor) Placed sixth in the mile run (4:08.08) at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 25) ... Ranked sixth on OU's all-time performance list ... Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 11), running in 8:24.86 ... Mark ranked eighth on OU's all-time performance list. (Outdoor) Redshirted.

2004-2005: (Cross Country) Ran in six of seven races and placed in the top 26 in five them ... Led his team in every meet ... Came in second at the Wildcat Invitational to begin the season, helping his team to third place ... Finished 10th at the Southern Stampede, running a career best of 24:58.38 in the 8K ... Had the best time of his team in the five-mile Notre Dame Invitational, matching the sixth-fastest time in the school history ... Placed 17th at the Chile Pepper Invitational and ran his career best (30:26.30) 10K, matching the 10th-fastest time in school history ... Placed 26th at the Big 12 Championships and 21st at the Midwest Regional ... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team. (Indoor) Placed 36th and 22nd, respectively in the 3000 and 5000 meters at the conference meet. (Outdoor) Established a career best 1500 (3:49.41) with his fourth-place finish at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Placed 18th (3:52.75) and 22nd (14:53.15), respectively, in the 1500 and 3000 at the Big 12 meet ... Ran third leg on school-record setting (7:24.95) 4x800-meter relay team ... Also ran third leg of distance medley relay.

2003-2004: (Cross Country) Ran in six of OU's seven meets during the season ... Had OU's best overall finish, fifth, at the season opening meet ... Finished among OU's scorers (top five) in the remaining five meets ... Was OU's top freshman finisher at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship ... Finished 49th overall ... Also was OU's top freshman finisher at the NCAA Regional ... Finished 49th again ... Both were among the best all-time finishes in school history for a true freshman ... Helped the Sooner team to its all-time best Big 12 finish as a team and the best team finish at regionals since at least 1990. (Indoor) Had the second best time on the team in the 1000 with a 2:30.13, achieved during his second-place run at the J.D. Martin Invitational ... Established his career best in the mile at the Big 12 meet, finishign 12th with a 4:12.80 ... Achieved his career best mark in the 3000 at the conference meet as well, finishing 34th in 8:37.39 ... Ran the opening leg of OU's distance medley relay that finished third at the Big 12 meet. (Outdoor) Established his career best in the 800 at the Hurricane Invitational, running it in 1:52.04 ... Was the second best on the team in that event ... Recorded his career best in the 1500 at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Finished with a 3:51.07 ... Finished 15th in the 1500 at the Big 12 Championships ... Ran the opening leg of OU's distance medley relay that finished 11th at the Texas Relays.

High School: A multi-time state champion while competing at Watonga High School ... Helped lead his cross country team to state titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... Won the state high school cross country title as a senior ... Helped lead WHS to state high school track and field title in 2000, 2001 and 2003 ... Won individual state titles in the 800, 1600 and 3200 as a junior and senior ... Also ran on the state champion 3200-meter relay team four years.


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