2011 Men's Cross Country
Jonathan Lira
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Class: SO
Position: Distance
Hometown: Plains, Texas
Previous School: Plains HS

SPC: 2011 Outdoor: Ran personal best a personal best time of 4:03.91 over 1500M, barely missing the NJCAA standard to qualify for the NJCAA meet Also ran 10:10.26 in the 3000M steeplechase.

2011 Indoor: Earned All-America honors when he helped the 4x800M Relay team to a third place finish at the NJCAA Indoor Championships.

2010 XC: Competed in seven meets during the 2010 cross country season, including the NJCAA championship team that finished third overall.

High School: Graduated in 2010 Had tremendous success in cross country, finishing fifth at the state cross country meet his sophomore year, third as a junior, and second as a senior, leading team to the state team title On the track, won both the 3,200 and 1,600 titles in junior campaign Also played basketball and tennis.

Intended College Major: Education

Hobbies: Spend time with friends, watch tv, play video games.

Personal: Born May 30, 1992 in Denver City, Texas, Jonathan is the son of Junior and Rachel Lira and he has one sibling Chose SPC because it is a great program that is close to home Favorite athlete is miler Leonel Manzano.

2011 Men's Cross Country Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Aaron AllenFRDistance6-3 McKinney, TexasMcKinney Boyd HS
Kemoy CampbellSOMid-Distance  Manchester, JamaicaBellefield HS
Rene EscobedaFRDistance  Eagle Pass, TexasEagle Pass HS
Tyrone JohnsonFRDistance5-8 Lubbock, TexasDenton HS
Jonathan LiraSODistance  Plains, TexasPlains HS
Antonio MaScollFRMid-Distance  Bridgetown, BarbadosEllerslie Secondary
Julian ParkerSOMid-Distance  Baton Rouge, LouisianaCatholic HS
Kourtney PayneSOMid-Distance  Dallas, TexasLancaster HS
Isaacc PlacenciaSODistance  Lubbock, TexasLubbock HS
Luke SamarronFRDistance5-10 Levelland, TexasLevelland HS
Kin ScottSOMid-Distance  Baton Rouge, LouisianaSouthern Lab HS
Braydon VillarrealFRDistance  Amarillo, TexasTascosa HS
Bretton VillarrealSODistance  Amarillo, TexasTascosa HS
Joey VillarrealFRDistance  Amarillo, TexasRandall HS
Chris Beene - Head Coach - 8th season
Mendy Wyatt - Head Athletic Trainer - 1st season
Frank Barker - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Janee' Lewis - Athletic Trainer
Mercedes Vasquez - Athletic Trainer

Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014

Men's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1993, 1994, 1995

Men's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 1991, 1996, 1997

Women's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1996, 2002

Women's Half-Marathon NJCAA Champs 2010

Women's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 2006