2009 XC: Helped the team advance to the NCAA Championships for the second time in his career... placed 82nd at the national meet and ran 31:15.7 over 10,000m to record the fifth-best time ever by an ASU male in the NCAA 10,000m run in Terre Haute... opened the year by placing sixth at the Dave Murray Invitational... took 22nd at the Pac-10 meet and 29th at the regional race... 2009 Outdoor: Competed in three meets... regionally qualified in the 5000m run... also ran at the Pac-10 Championships in the 10,000m run... 2009 Indoor: Did not compete... 2008 XC: Redshirted... ran in a pair of races unattached from the program... placed third overall at the Mesa Thunderbird Invitational and took 10th at the Dave Murray Invitational... 2008 Outdoor: Scored at the Pac-10 Championships by finishing seventh in the 10,000m run... ran an outdoor-best of 14:06.44 in the 5,000m at the Cardinal Invitational to qualify for the NCAA West Region meet... earned USTFCCCA All-Region accolades in the 5,000m run after finishing eighth at the regional meet... placed 21st in the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 Championships... selected to the Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team... 2008 Indoor: MPSF Champion at 5,000m in his only race of the season... won the race in 14:01.83 and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships... 2007 XC: Improved throughout the season and capped season as the team's top finisher at the NCAA Championships in 91st... missed all-conference accolades by one place, finishing 15th at the Pac-10 Championships... earned all-region honors by placing 14th in the NCAA West Region Championships... selected as the team's Most Improved athlete... placed 12th at the season-opening Dave Murray Invitational before finishing 14th at the Roy Griak Invitational... was the first or second finisher for ASU in five of his six races... Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2007 Track: Redshirted... 2006 XC: Competed his way into the Top 7 by year's end where he was the third finisher at the NCAA West Region meet (74th)... also was the fourth finisher for the team at the Pac-10 meet (43rd)... opened his career placing 15th at the Dave Murray Invitational before finishing 114th at the Roy Griak... placed 26th at the Pre-National race, running in the open division.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Everett High School (Everett, Wash.)... lettered four times each in cross country and track & field for the Seagulls... was a FootLocker national finalist... won the 4A state cross country race as a senior... added the state 3,200m run crown as a junior... combined between the two sports, accumulated seven WESCO South League titles... was a seven-time district champion as well as a seven-time participant in state meets... named the Seattle Times' Cross Country MVP... holds the Washington state record for sophomores in the 3,000m run at 8:34... holds WESCO South League records in cross country, 1,600m (4:15) and 3,200m (9:02)... also holds the district record in cross country and the 1,600m run... captain of both teams as a senior.
Personal: Majoring in kinesiology... parents are Jeff and Sheri Helmer... has two sisters: Nicole and Michelle... born July 15, 1987, in Waukesha, Wis.... hobbies include spending time with friends and family, running, swimming and cycling... was once named to the National AAU All-Star team in basketball... full name is Jeffrey Charles Helmer.
Personal Bests 1500: 3:50.15 5000: 14:01.83 8000XC: 23:25 10000: 30:36.58
In NCAA Championship Meets
2009 XC 10,000m Course 30:46.70 82nd
2007 XC 10,000m Course 31:05.00 91st
* Indicates All-America honors attained