Bobcats looking to improve on last year's seventh-place finish
2013: Posted an 8k mark of 25:46.59 to place 19th at the Mid-American Conference Championship and help his team earn a fourth-place finish... Ran a season-best 5k time of 15:04.40 to place sixth at the Miami Invitational... Finished third at the Ohio Invitational in a 5k mark of 15:58.87... Recorded an 8k time of 25:50.83 to finish 20th and help the team place fourth at the Wake Forest Invitational... Posted an 8k mark of 26:43.60 to help the team place seventh of 23 teams at the Notre Dame Invitational... Recorded a season-best 8k time of 25:32.16 to help the team notch a victory at Pre-Nationals... Ran a 10k time of 32:13.00 to guide the team to a 14th-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional.
2012: Finished 33rd at the Mid-American Conference Championships, clocking in a time of 25:58.5... Recorded a mark of 27:41 to place 43rd at the Harry Groves Invitational... Posted a season-best time of 20:30.5 at the Toledo Bubble Buster... Placed 60th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 26:18... Posted a 112th place finish at Pre-Nationals with a mark of 25:48.4... Recorded a performance of 33:14 to take 98th at the Great Lakes Regional.
2011: Finished as runner up at the Carl Broughton Invitational while running a 28:33.87.
Personal: Born January 3, 1993... Son of Kevin and Bonnie Stephens... Has two brothers... Is Nicknamed "JStep" and "Petrie"... Enjoys watching ESPN, cooking eggs and playing Nintendo 64... Favorite teams include Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Cavaliers.