John Frierson

YR. So.
HOMETOWN Nashville, Tenn.
PREV. SCHOOL Martin Luther King HS

2018-19 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)

Personal Bests

800m: 1:57.43 (UAB Green and Gold Invite, 2020)
4:18.04 (Memphis Invitational, 2019)
4:38.94 (MTSU Invitational, 2019)
3000m: 10:23.56 (Vanderbilt Indoor, 2018)

Cross Country
29:19.0 (Fast Cats Classic, 2019)
7k: 25:54.4 (UTC Twilight Cross Country Meet, 2019)
4 Miler: 22:02.2 (Austin Peay Cross Country Festival, 2018)
5k: 16.51 (Austin Peay Cross Country Fesitval, 2019)

As a Sophomore, 2019-20 season: Finished the season with a team-best 800m with a 1:57.43 personal-record breaking performance at the UAB Green and Gold Invitational... Placed third in the 800m (1:58.51) and mile (4:42.67) at the Ed Temple Classic... Helped the Tigers to a seventh place finish in the distance medley relay at the OVC Indoor Championships... Competed in all five meets for Big Blue during the cross country season, marking personal bests in the 5k (16:51), 7k (25:54.4) and 8k (29.19.0)... Outdoor season cancelled due to COVID-19.

As a Freshman, 2018-19 season: Competed in all seven indoor meets and five outdoor, including the OVC Championships... Ran the 800m, mile, 1500 and distance medley relay... Placed third in the mile at MTSU's Invitational, crossing the finish line in 4:38.94... PR'd in the 1500 at the Memphis Invitational in 4:18.04... Helped the Tigers Distance Medley Relay team finish sixth at the OVC Indoor Championships... Ended the season on a high note at the OVC Outdoor Championships, marking a personal best in the 800m, breaking the two-minute threshold with a time of 1:59.32... Competed in four of the five cross country meets... Finished second at the Fast Cats Classic 8K with a time of 30:48, placing 80th... Ran in his first OVC Championship finishing third for TSU with a time of 30:26.3....Earned a spot on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA). 

At MLK: Competed in track and field and ran cross country at Martin Luther King Magnet… Took fifth at the State Championship with the 4x400m relay team… Placed sixth in the 1500m at the AAU Club Championships as a senior… Had personal records of 4:18 in the 1500 and 17:49 in the 5K for cross country... Also played basketball in high school… Honor Roll student.

Major: Business Marketing
Son of: John and Taronda Frierson
Birthday: Feb. 26