2008 — Indoor – set school 800-meter record (1:49.63) at Last Chance Qualifier… provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in 800 meters twice… runner-up in 800 meters (1:53.30) at Big Ten Championships… won that event at Meyo Invite (1:49.86)… Outdoor — led team in 800 meters (1:50.68)… anchored team-leading sprint medley relay (3:21.14) to runner-up finish at Drake Relays… that time ranks seventh in school history… placed third in 800 meters (1:50.68) at Big Ten Championships… won 800 meters at Tiger Classic (1:50.72) and Hawkeye Invite (1:51.84)… letterwinner.
2007 — Indoor – led team in 800 meters (1:53.20)… placed eighth in 800 meters (1:53.22) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – qualified for NCAA regional in 800 meters with a season-best and team-leading 1:49.99 at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks fifth in school history… placed ninth in 800 meters (1:51.76) at Big Ten meet… ran on fourth-place distance medley relay (9:54.07) … letterwinner… placed third in 800 meters (1:50.98) at USATF Junior National Championships, earning all-America honors.
2006 — Cross Country – redshirted.
High School — placed 10th at state cross country meet senior year, earning first team all-state honors… four-time conference and three-time district champion… conference athlete of the year in cross country and track as a senior… won 1,600 meters and ran on runner-up distance medley relay at Drake Relays senior year… four-year honor roll student and academic athlete award winner… four-year math, science and world language award winner… coached by Brian Annis and Dennis Roloff.
Personal — born July 6, 1988… son of John and Ruth Hairston… his father played basketball at Iowa, his uncle Gordon Beecham ran track at Iowa, his uncle Lew Montgomery played football at Iowa and his sister Kristin played basketball at Southwest Minnesota State… marketing and communication studies major.
Hairston’s Collegiate Bests
|600 Meters (I)||1:21.19||Iowa Open||1/19/08|
|800 Meters (I)||1:49.63||at Last Chance Qualifier||3/8/08|
|Mile (I)||4:19.94||Iowa Invite||2/16/07|