|High School:||Smiths Station High School|
|Team:||Men's Cross Country/Track|
John had an excellent 2008 season...Low Cougar at the Divsion II Nationals - 10K time of 34:00...Second Team All-PBC with a seventh place finish at the PBC Championship meet with an 8K time of 27:39...Placed 22nd at the Auburn Invitational with an 8K time of 26:17...Set a 20 year old state age group record with 5K time of 15:06 in an open road race...Ran a 5K time of 15:52 at the Foot Locker South Regional.
2007: Won the 2007 Cougar Invitational, edging teammate Tim English with a 26:57 8K time...Led CSU at the Auburn Invitational with an 8K time of 26:45...Won the local Country's Midnight Express run with a 5K time of 15:49.
High School: A graduate of Smiths Station High...All Bi-City selection and two-time high school All-American.
Personal: Son of Cliff & Becky Neill...Loves Mexican food...Favorite movie is Gladiator...Favorite actor is Denzell Washington...Likes to play ping pong and video games in his spare time...Enjoys playing the piano.