AT MAJOR Major MEETS
2007 C-USA Outdoor 8th, Triple Jump, 13.13m/43-1
2007 C-USA Outdoor 13th, Long Jump, 13.52m/44-4.25
2009 C-USA Indoor 8th, Triple Jump, 14.00m/45-11.25
2009 C-USA Outdoor 7th, Triple Jump, 14.28m/46-10.25
2010 C-USA Indoor 6th, Triple Jump, 14.38m/47-2.25
2010 C-USA Outdoor 6th, Triple Jump, 14.58m/47-10
Triple Jump - 14.38m/47-2.25, 2010 C-USA Indoor
Triple Jump - 14.60m/47-10.75, 2010 Duckett/Rice Twilight
ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VI
C-USA All-Academic Team
Indoor: Placed sixth at C-USA Championship with a mark of 14.38m/47-2.25.
Outdoor: Sixth place in triple jump (14-42m/47-3.75) at UTEP Invitational and sixth at Victor Lopez Classic (14.00m/45-11.25)... Fourth in triple jump (14.60m/47-10.75) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... Sixth at C-USA Outdoor triple jump (14.58m/47-10).
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
Indoor: Scored for the Owls in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor meet, jumping 14.00m/45-11.25... Improved personal record with a jump of 14.07m/46-2 at the Texas A&M Invitational... Was honored along with teammate Brett Olson with the Dr. Hubert E. Bray Award as Rice's top scholar-athlete.
Outdoor: Placed seventh at the Conference USA Outdoor meet in the triple jump with a mark of 14.28m/46-10.25.
Outdoor: Jumped a career-best 14.06m/46-1.5 to win the triple jump at the TSU Quadrangular on April 12... Finished 13th at the C-USA Outdoor.
Indoor: Posted a season-best indoor triple jump of 13.41m/44-00.00 at the Leonard Hilton Invitational.
Outdoor: Scored at the C-USA Championship after triple jumping 13.13m/43-01.00 on his final attempt to finish eighth.
2007 graduate of Creighton Prep High School...District Champion in the triple jump in 2005. Helped team to a district title in 2004... Ranked third overall in graduating class.
Full name: John Christopher Berens... Born: Nov. 17, 1987 in Omaha, Neb... Parents: Chris and Peggy Berens (one sister)... Father, Chris, played football at the University of Nebraska at Omaha... College: Jones.