Jon Rankin
Jon Rankin

Player Profile

Spring Valley, CA

High School:
Monte Vista

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 145



2004 Cross Country -- Earned the first All-American honor of his career after a 31st place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (31:49.8) ... Also earned All-Pac-10 (5th, 24:31) and All-Region (6th, 30:40) honors ... Was the Bruins' No. 1 runner all season.

2004 -- At the NCAA Championships, he finished sixth in his heat, 13th overall, in the 1500m (3:47.75) ... Fifth at the West Regionals (3:46.02) and fourth at the Pac-10 Championships (3:44.53) ... Won the UCLA/USC Dual Meet with a personal best of 3:43.10.

2003 -- NCAA West Regional Qualifier in the 800m and 1500m ... At the NCAA West Regional, placed sixth in the 1500m in 3:48.34 ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed ninth in the 1500m in 3:50.28 ... In cross country, Rankin was the Bruins' No. 2 runner at the Pre-National Invitational (54th), Pac-10 Championships (25th) and NCAA West Regional Championships, placing 24th in 30:23 and earning All-Regional honors ... In his first cross country meet, Rankin won the Triton Classic in 25:26.3.

2002 -- Redshirted the 2002 season due to stress fractures ... In cross country, was the No. 3 Bruin finisher at the Pac-10 Championships (45th, 25:22) and NCAA West Regional Qualifying meet (52nd, 32:21).

2001 -- Was one of the nation's top junior 1500m runners ... He won the 1500m (3:51.8) at the U. S. Junior meet and in the U. S. vs. Great Britain Junior dual meet at Stoke on Trent, England, Rankin placed second (4:02.22) in the 1500m ... As a true freshman, Rankin ran a personal best and team leading 3:47.47 in the 1500m ... Won the 1500m (3:49.08) in the USC dual meet ... One of the top runners on the UCLA cross country team ... As a sophomore, Rankin placed eighth at the CS Fullerton Invite on Sept. 1, before a low-grade right leg stress reaction sidelined him for the rest of the season ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for 2001 Fall and Winter quarters.

2000 -- Member of the UCLA cross country team as a true freshman...Consistently one of the top three Bruin finishers during the 2000 campaign...Finished 24th, receiving All-Regional honors, at the NCAA Western Regional Championships with a time of 31:28.

High School -- Three-time All-CIF...Runner-up at the Arcadia Invitational in the 1600m... His 4:10.08 (1600m) was No. 19 on the 2000 U.S. High School List...Prep bests were 51.00 (400m), 1:57 (800m) and 4:10.08 (1600m).

Personal -- Born February 9, 1982 ... English major.

Rankin's Best Marks
800m - 1:48.77
1500m - 3:43.10
3000m - 8:34.78
5000m - 14:56.07