University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Jeff Kent

Class Sr.
Hometown Valparaiso, Ind.
Previous School Ball State

2007 — Indoor – placed 10th in 5,000 meters (14:37.17) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters (14:18.86) at Husky Classic… that time ranks sixth in school history… also ran collegiate-best 8:24.04 in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite… won 3,000 meters (8:31.24) at Hawkeye Invite… Outdoor – placed 10th in 5,000 meters (14:21.05) at Stanford Invite… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – ran season-best 3,000 meters (8:28.25) at Meyo Invite… placed 17th in 5,000 meters (14:49.32) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – placed 15th in 10,000 meters with a collegiate-best 30:34.58 at Big Ten Championships… placed 17th in 5,000 meters (14:54.85) at Drake Relays… ran collegiate bests in 1,500 meters (3:59.48) at Tom Botts Invite and season-best 5,000 meters (14:26.29) at Stanford Invite… letterwinner… Cross Country – team co-captain… ran season-best 8,000 meter (24:39) for 72nd place at NCAA Pre-Nationals and 10,000 meters (31:50) for 28th place at NCAA Midwest Regional… placed 33rd (25:29) at Big Ten Championships and 174th (33:23) at NCAA Championships… first Hawkeye to cross finish line at Roy Griak Invite (35th-25:37)… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – placed 15th in 3,000 meters (8:31.32) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best mile (4:20.34) at Carle/Health Alliance Classic… ran season-best 5,000 meters (14:33.24) at Last Chance Meet … Outdoor – placed 19th in 5,000 meters (14:28.70) at Stanford Invite… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 22nd (25:10) at Big Ten Championships and 26th (31:52) at NCAA regional… led team at Murray Keatinge Invite with a collegiate-best 24:28, which ranks seventh in school history… also ran collegiate-best 18:27 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite, which ranks third in school history… placed 36th (24:30) at Pre-Nationals and 38th (25:06) at Griak Invite… ran season-best 10,000 meters (31:51) at NCAA Championships… letterwinner.

2004 — Cross Country – competed in all eight races… placed 35th at Big Ten Championships, (25:10)… placed 38th at NCAA regional (31:34.89) and 144th at NCAA meet (33:27)… letterwinner.

2003 — Cross Country – competed in all seven meets for Ball State… best times were 15:25 for 5,000 meters and 26:20 for 8,000 meters.

High School — track all-American in two miles (9:31) at Nike Indoor Championships senior year… won conference, sectional and regional titles senior year… cross country team MVP senior year… coach was Mike Prow.

Personal — born January 26, 1985… son of Allen and Karen Kent… health and sport studies major.

Kent’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:59.48 at Tom Botts Invite 4/15/06
Mile (I) 4:20.34 at Carle/Health Alliance Invite 1/29/05
3,000 Meters (I) 8:24.04 at Meyo Invitational 2/3/07
Two Miles (I) 9:09.63 Iowa Open 1/15/05
5,000 Meters (I) 14:18.86 at Husky Classic 2/10/07
6,000 (CC) 18:27 Hawkeye Invite 9/2/05
Five Miles (CC) 25:11:80 at Murray Keatinge Invite 10/2/04
8,000 meters (CC) 24:28 at Murray Keatinge Invite 10/1/05
10,000 meters (O) 30:34.58 at Big Ten Championships 5/12/06
10,000 meters (CC) 31:34:89 NCAA Midwest Regional  11/13/04