University of Iowa Athletics
Jumps

Jeffery Herron

Class So.
Hometown Richmond, Texas
Previous School University of Texas-San Antonio

2012 — Indoor – led team in high jump (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) and long jump (24-0 3/4, 7.33m)… placed fourth in high jump (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) and ninth in long jump (24-0 3/4, 7.33m) at Big Ten Championships… won long jump (24-0 3/4, 7.33m) and placed fifth in high jump (6-6 3/4, 2.00m) at New Year’s Classic… won high jump at Adidas Classic (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) and placed third in long jump (23-6 1/4, 7.17m) at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – set school and meet high jump record with collegiate-best and winning leap of 7-4 1/4 (2.24m) at LSU Invite, beating his previous best by four inches… previous school record of 7-4 (2.23m) was held by former Hawkeyes Bill Hansen (1978) and Bill Knoedel (1975)… placed third in high jump (7-1 1/2, 2.17m) and seventh in long jump with team-leading 24-7 (7.49m) at Big Ten Championships… placed 16th in high jump (6-11 3/4, 2.13m) and 33rd in long jump (24-1 1/2, 7.35m) at NCAA West Preliminary… placed eighth in long jump (23-11 3/4, 7.31m) at LSU Invite… placed second in high jump (7-0 1/2, 2.15m) at Drake Relays… placed third in long jump with a team-leading 24-5 (7.44m) and ran collegiate-best 200 meters (21.87) at Arkansas Spring Invite… won high jump (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) and placed second in long jump (23-1 1/4, 7.04m) at Musco Twilight XIII… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – led team in long jump (24-7, 7.49m), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… placed third in long jump (24-7, 7.49m) and 11th in high jump (6-8 1/4, 2.04m) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 7.20 in 60 meters at Iowa Open… won long jump (23-4 1/2, 7.12m) and placed second in high jump (6-8 1/4, 2.04m) at Illinois Open… won long jump (22-10 3/4, 6.98m) at Iowa Open and high jump (6-8 3/4, 2.05m) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – placed 13th in high jump with a team-leading and collegiate-best 7-0 1/4 (2.14m) at NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors… that mark ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… placed third in high jump with team-leading and collegiate-best 7-0 1/4 (2.14m) and 21st in long jump (23-10 1/4, 7.27m) at NCAA West Regional… placed fourth in high jump (6-8 1/4, 2.04m) and fifth in long jump (23-4 1/2, 7.12m) at Big Ten Championships, helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967… placed seventh in high jump (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) and 11th in long jump with team-leading 24-0 3/4 (7.33m) at Drake Relays… won long jump (23-4, 7.11m) and placed second in high jump (6-10 3/4, 2.10m) at Musco Twilight XII… letterwinner.

2010 – Indoor – posted a collegiate-best 6-11 (2.11m) in high jump at ISU Classic… that mark tied for team lead and ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won high jump at Iowa Open (6-10 1/4, 2.09m) and long jump at Iowa Invite (22-1 3/4, 6.75m)… Outdoor – led team in long jump with collegiate-best 24-9 (7.54m) with win at Musco Twilight XI… that mark ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… placed second at Big Ten Championships in long jump (24-1 3/4, 7.36m), earning second team all-Big Ten honors… competed in long jump at NCAA West Regional (15th, 24-4 1/2, 7.43m)… jumped season-best 6-9 (2.06m) in the high jump, finishing eighth at Big Ten Championships… placed second in high jump at Iowa Invitational (6-8 3/4, 2.05m) and third at Musco Twilight XI (6-8 3/4, 2.05m).

2008-09 — placed fourth in high jump (6-10 3/4) and 10th in long jump (22-7 3/4) at conference meets while competing for the University of Texas at San Antonio.

High School — three-time all-district in high jump, winning two titles… runner-up in high jump (6-10) at state meet senior year… two-time team MVP… set school high jump record (6-10)… played football senior year… ran 400 meters (49.64) at 2008 Rice Bayou Classic and 200 meters (22.43) at Pearland Regional Qualifier… coached by Coach Burlingame and Coach Castle.

Personal — born April 22, 1990… son of Greatha Williams… sport studies major.

Herron’s Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 7.20 Iowa Open 1/15/11
200 Meters (O) 21.87 at Arkansas Spring Invitational 3/31/12
High Jump (I) 6-11 (2.11m) at ISU Classic 2/13/10
High Jump (O) 7-4 1/4 (2.24m) at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
Long Jump (I) 24-7 (7.49m) at Big Ten Championships 2/26/11
Long Jump (O) 24-9 (7.54m) Musco Twilight XI 5/1/10