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  John Willis

John  Willis

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Troy, Ohio

High School:
Miami East


2007: OUTDOOR SEASON: Took eighth place at the MAC Championships in the 400-meter dash, running a 49.00...Ran a 49.52 at the All-Ohio meet taking 14th place...Was a member on the 4x400 meter relay team that ran 3:20.14 at the Southern Ohio Cup. INDOOR SEASON: Placed second at the State Farm Shell Games in the 500 meters, recording a season-best 1:08.36 ... Posted the team's top time in the 400 meters at the MAC Championships, taking eighth (48.92).

2006: OUTDOOR SEASON: Captured third at the MAC Championships in the 400-meter dash with a season-best 48.21 ... Ranked fifth overall in the MAC in the 400 ... Finished first at the Ohio Invitational in the 400-meter dash (48.33) ... Teamed with Dan Bailey, Jarrel Taylor and Kevin Kappers to take sixth in the 4x400-meter relay at the MAC Championships ... INDOOR SEASON: Posted a season-best time in the 400m (49.02) at the Akron Quad to finish third ... Recorded the team's second-best and MAC's seventh-best 400m time ... Finished second in the 500m at the Marietta Open and in the 400m at the All-Ohio Championships ... Recorded a season-best time of 23.13 in the 200m at the Ohio State Invitational ... Earned Academic All-MAC honors.

2005: OUTDOOR SEASON: Captured first in the 400m at the Miami Invitational, the All-Ohio Championships and the Southern Ohio Cup ... Posted a season-best 47.76 at All-Ohio ... Finished second at the Campbell/Wright Open and third at the Ohio Invitational ... Took fifth (48.10) at the MAC Championships ... Teamed with Scott Mayle, Dustin Holm, and Dan Bailey to finish second (3:13.45) at the MAC Championships in the 4x400 ... INDOOR SEASON: Took second in the 200m and 400m at the Bowling Green Invitational ... Landed third in the 400m at the All-Ohio Championships ... Took eighth in the 400m at the MAC Championships ... Had Ohio's second-best 400-meter time (49.76).

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded personal-best times in the 400m (49.12), 200m (22.5) and 100m (11.2) as a senior at Miami East High School.

PERSONAL: An electrical engineering major ... Son of Helen and Gerald Willis.