May 9, 2006
FINAL 2006 ATHLETER OF THE WEEK
John Jefferson, Indiana
SR, Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community
Jefferson earns the second weekly honor of his career after recording an NCAA regional qualifying mark and a first-place finish last weekend at the Billy Hayes Invitational. The redshirt senior finished the 1,500-meter race in 3:41.96, nearly six seconds faster than the the qualifying standard of 3:47.80. His time marked the fastest in the Mideast region and is currently sixth-best in the nation for the outdoor season. Jefferson was last honored on April 21, 2003 and joins teammate Ryan Ketchum (April 11) as the only Hoosiers to be honored during the 2006 season.