2011 XC: Competed in six meets during the season including the NJCAA cross country and half-marathon … Helped the Texan half-marathon team to a third place team finish and the cross country team to an 11th place finish.
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.
|Marques Atkinson||FR||Sprints/Hurdles||Mechanicsville, Virginia||Atlee HS|
|Michael Atkinson||FR||Decathlon||Mechanicsville, Virginia||Athlee HS|
|Kemoy Campbell||SO||Distance||Manchester, Jamaica||Bellefield HS|
|Jovan Davis||FR||Hurdles||Orlando, Florida||Wekiva HS|
|Emmanuel Denson||FR||Sprints/Hurdles||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||John Marshall HS|
|Rene Escobedo||FR||Distance||Eagle Pass, Texas||Eagle Pass, Texas|
|Jarvis Gotch||FR||Jumps||Carencro, Louisiana||Carencro HS|
|Nelson Hampton||FR||Decathlon||Edinburg, Texas||Edinburg HS|
|Daniel Harper||FR||Sprints||Brampton, Ontario||Fletcher's Meadow Secondary|
|Shavez Hart||FR||Sprints||Freeport, Bahamas||St. George's HS|
|Jonathon Lira||FR||Distance||Plains, Texas||Plains HS|
|Trevorvano Mackey||FR||Sprints||Nassau, Bahamas||Doris Johnson HS|
|Shevaun Marsh||SO||Sprints||Brooklyn, New York||William Grady HS|
|Anthonio Mascoll||FR||Mid-Distance||Bridgetown, Barbados||Ellerslie Secondary|
|Winston McCormack||SO||Mount Vernon, New York||Mount St. Michael Academy|
|Mark McCoy||SO||Throws||Houston, Texas||MacArthur HS|
|Dakarie McKinnie||FR||Sprints||Detroit, Michigan||Montford HS|
|Alistair Moona||FR||Sprints||Mississauga, Ontario||Erindale Secondary|
|Etron Moorer||FR||Jumps||Charleston, South Carolina||Fort Dorchester HS|
|Etroy Moorer||FR||Sprints||Charleston, South Carolina||For Dorchester HS|
|Vernon Norwood||FR||Sprints||Morgan City, Louisiana||Morgan City HS|
|Julian Parker||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Catholic HS|
|Kourt'ney Payne||SO||Mid-Distance||Lancaster, Texas||Lancaster HS|
|Isacc Placencia||SO||Distance||Lubbock, Texas||Lubbock HS|
|Luke Samarron||FR||Distance||Levelland, Texas||Levelland HS|
|Kdon Samuels||FR||Pole Vault||Hartford, Conneticut||Jamaica College HS|
|Kin Scott||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Southern Lap HS|
|James Smith||SO||Dallas, Texas||Arlington HS|
|Bralon Taplin||SO||Sprints||Round Rock, Texas||Stony Point HS|
|John Thomas||SO||Sprints||Brooklyn, New York||Sheepshead Bay HS|
|Juan Vazquez||FR||Decathlon||Juarez, Chihuahua||Instituto Rosario Castellanos|
|Braydon Villarreal||FR||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
|Bretton Villarreal||SO||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
Men's Outdoor NJCAA Champs 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Indoor NJCAA Champs 1986, 2007, 2009, 2013
Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009
Men's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1993, 1995
Men's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 1991, 1996, 1997
Women's Outdoor NJCAA Champs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Women's Indoor NJCAA Champs 2009, 2011, 2013
Women's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1996, 2002
Women's Half-Marathon NJCAA Champs 2010, 2011
Women's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 2006
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|Texas Relays | Austin, Texas | March 26-28|