Jordan

De Spong

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Year: Junior
Hometown: Dunedin, New Zealand
High School: Southland
Major: Management

Bio

Personal Bests
8K: 24:58.7 (10/28/18)
10K: 32:08.3 (11/11/16)

Honors
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2017, 2018, 2019)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017-18)
Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

2018 (Junior)
Began the season with a 12th place finish at Augustana Twilight with a time of 22:04.2, helping the Huskers win the team title...placed 83rd at the Greeno/Dirksen Invite with a time of 27:44.5…ran in 100th place at the Bradley Classic with a time of 26:02.1…set a PR in the 8K and finished 53rd at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a time of 24:58.7…finished 128th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 33:22.5...earned academic All-Big Ten honors.

2017 (Sophomore)
Opened up the season at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational, placing 11th with a time of 26:21.0...finished 23rd at the Sam Bell Invitational with a time of 25:17.7...finished 53rd at the Bradley Classic with a time of 25:43.3...finished 85th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 26:00.9...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters...received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award and was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team...named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2016 (Freshman)
Competed in his first collegiate race as a Husker at the Augustana Twilight, placing sixth with a time of 19:20.72, helping the Huskers take home the team title...posted a 93rd-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (26:53.0)...ran in 91st place at the NCAA Midwest Regional (32:08.3)...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll...was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team....won the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.

Before Nebraska
Attended Southland Boys High School in Invercargill, New Zealand...set personal bests of 1:50 in the 800m and 3:51 in the 1,500m...finished fifth in the 800m at the 2015 Australian Junior Championships...finished runner-up in the 1,500m and 2,000m steeple chase at the 2013 Oceania Youth Athletics Championships.

Personal
Born April 13, 1996...parents are David De Spong and Helene Rackham.

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Woody Greeno Invitational
Jarren Heng - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013
Isabel Andrade - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013