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.
|Aaron Allen||FR||Distance||6-3||McKinney, Texas||McKinney Boyd HS|
|Kemoy Campbell||SO||Mid-Distance||Manchester, Jamaica||Bellefield HS|
|Rene Escobeda||FR||Distance||Eagle Pass, Texas||Eagle Pass HS|
|Tyrone Johnson||FR||Distance||5-8||Lubbock, Texas||Denton HS|
|Jonathan Lira||SO||Distance||Plains, Texas||Plains HS|
|Antonio MaScoll||FR||Mid-Distance||Bridgetown, Barbados||Ellerslie Secondary|
|Julian Parker||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Catholic HS|
|Kourtney Payne||SO||Mid-Distance||Dallas, Texas||Lancaster HS|
|Isaacc Placencia||SO||Distance||Lubbock, Texas||Lubbock HS|
|Luke Samarron||FR||Distance||5-10||Levelland, Texas||Levelland HS|
|Kin Scott||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Southern Lab HS|
|Braydon Villarreal||FR||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
|Bretton Villarreal||SO||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
|Joey Villarreal||FR||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Randall HS|
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|NJCAA Championships | Lubbock, Texas | Shadow Hills GC|