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

Career Achievements

•     2017 NCAA All-American (800 meters)
•     2017 USTFCCCA All-Region (800 meters)
•     2015, 2016, 2017 NCAA All-New England (800 meters and 4x400-meter relay)
•     2017 NEICAAA All-New England honoree (4x400-meter relay)
•     2017 NEWMAC Individual Champion and Relay Champion (1500 meters and 4x400 meters)
•     2015, 2017 NEWMAC Individual Champion – 800-meter run
•     2017 All-NEWMAC first team (1500 meters and 4x400 meters)
•     2015, 2017 All-NEWMAC first team (800 meters)
•     2017 NEICAAA Championships qualifier (800 meters)
•     2017 NCAA New England Championships qualifier (800 meters)
•     2015, 2016, 2017 NCAA New England Championships qualifier (800 meters)
•     2015, 2016 ECAC Championships qualifier (800 meters)
•     Holds school record in the 800 meters and is part of record-setting 4x400-meter relay team

Career Highlights

2017: As a junior, competed in the 800 and 1500 meters at 10 meets…qualified for the NCAA New England Championships and NEICAAA Championships in both events…also became the second male in school history to qualify for the NCAA National Championships in the 800 meters…won eight events and posted 10 top-five finishes on the year…broke his own school record in the 800 meters three times…came in first with a time of 3:59.61 in the 1500 meters at Bridgewater State on March 25…won both the 800 meters (1:57.85) and 1500 meters (4:01.35) at the Corsair Classic on April 2…won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.27 at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational on April 15…recorded a then-school-record time of 1:52.90 to finish first in the 800 meters at Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22…won the 800 meters (1:55.06) and 1500 meters (3:56.89) and also helped the Beavers finish first in the 4x400-meter relay at the NEWMAC Championships on April 29…broke his own school record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.98 to become the program’s first New England champion at the NCAA regional meet on May 5…came in second in the prelims with a new school record time of 1:50.48 and finished fourth in the finals of the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.66 at the NCAA National Championships on May 26-27.

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.

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