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|
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
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|Bill Libby Cross Country Invitational | Abilene, Texas|