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  Jason Linton

Jason Linton

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vincent, Ohio

High School:
Warren

2005:
Led the Bobcats to a team title with a third place finish at the Central Collegiate Championships ... was Ohio's top finisher (64th) at the Notre Dame Invitational, running a 25:05 ... defeated all other Mid-American Conference runners at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing third overall ... broke the 25 minute barrier for the first time ever at 24:46.7 (67th) to become the 10th fastest runner in Ohio men's cross country history at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... took ninth at the MAC Championships, earning second team All-MAC honors for second year in a row ... led Ohio with a 29th-place finish in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

2004:
Teamed with Andy Bittner to finish first in the Bobcat Invitational ... placed 22nd in the Malone Invitational (29:34.30) ... won the individual crown at the Ohio Invitational (25:43.9) ... was Ohio's top finisher (eleventh) at the Notre Dame Invitational, running a 25:06 ... defeated all other Mid-American Conference runners at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing fourth overall ... was awarded his first MAC Runner-of-the-Week honor on Oct. 12 ... finished eighth in the open race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... took ninth at the MAC Championships, earning second team All-MAC honors ... led Ohio with a 49th-place finish in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

2002:
Took second at the Marshall Dual ... placed 11th at All-Ohio, 13th at Mel Brodt and Central Collegiate and 14th at Pre-Nationals ... posted season-best time of 25:19 to take 28th at the MAC Championships.

AT OHIO:
Named 2002 track and field Freshman MVP and 2001 cross country Co-Freshman of the Year ... ran a team-best 4:20.40 mile during the 2003 indoor season ... recorded team-best times in the 800 meters (1:53.23) and 1500 meters (3:55.54) during the 2002 outdoor season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Earned all-state honors in the 800 meters in 2000 and 2001 ... regional champion in the 800 his senior year ... lettered four years in track and once each in cross country, football and basketball.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in computer science ... son of Mike and Cindy Linton.