John Decker
John Decker
Year: So.
Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
High School: Pine Crest School
Position: Mid-Distance/Distance

Career Achievements

• 2015 All-New England (800 meters and 4x400-meter relay)
• 2015 NEWMAC Individual Champion – 800-meter run
• 2015 All-NEWMAC first team 800-meter run
• 2015, 2016 NCAA New England Championships qualifier (800 meters, 4x400-meter relay)
• 2015, 2016 ECAC Championships qualifier (800 meters, 4x400-meter relay)
• 2015 NCAA New England Championships qualifier (4x800-meter relay)
• 2015 ECAC Championships qualifier (4x800-meter relay)

Career Highlights

2016: As a sophomore, took part in nine meets and competed mainly in the 800-meter run...also competed in the 200-, 400- and 1500-meter run...recorded one victory and six top-10 finishes, including four in the 800 meters...came in fifth with a time of 4:12.75 in the 1500 meters at the Bridgewater State Invitational on March 26...won the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.64 at the Coast Guard Invitational on April 2...finished eighth with a season-best time of 51.11 in the 400 meters at the AIC Invitational on April 9...came in fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.87 at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational on April 16...broke his own school record with a time of 1:53.63 at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22...came in third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.71 at the NEWMAC Championships on April 23...set a new school record with a time of 1:53.02 to finish eighth at the NCAA New England Championships on May 7...finished 19th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.69 and was part of the program's record-setting 4x400-meter relay (3:21.28) at the ECAC Championships on May 19.

2015: As a first-year, took part in nine meets, competing primarily in the 800-meter run…also made one appearance in both the 400-meter dash and 1500-meter run…won three races and posted six top-six results in the 800 meters on the season…made his collegiate debut with a fourth-place finish in the 1500 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on March 21…won the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.02 at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 28…followed it up with a victory and a then-school-record time of 1:55.09 in the 800 meters at Fitchburg State on April 4…finished fourth among Division III participants and broke his own school record with a time 1:54.13 in the 800 meters…became the program’s first individual champion since 2002 with a time of 1:55.25 in the 800 meters at the NEWMAC Championships on April 25…came in sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.16 at the NCAA New England Championships on May 2…was part of the Beavers’ 4x400-meter relay team that set its third straight program record at the University of Albany on May 9…set a new school mark with a time of 1:54.06 in the 800 meters, and helped the 4x800-meter relay team set a school record (7:56.66) at the ECAC Championships on May 15.

//