Jeffrey Griffiths
Jeffrey Griffiths

Hometown:
New Richmond, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop McNicholas

Height:
6-2

Birthdate:
08/25/1992

UC College / Major:
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences / Physics


11/15/2013

Cincinnati has Strong Showing at Great Lakes Regional

Senior Evan Baum finished 45th among 207 runners in the men's 10K race.

10/04/2013

Cross Country In Action At All-Ohio Championships Friday

10/13/2012

Bearcats hang with nation's top teams at Pre-Nationals Invitational

UC's men's and women's runners post personal-best times in fast meet

09/29/2012

Bearcats Compete at All-Ohio; Men Place First, Women Place Fifth

Men's first-place finish and women's fifth-place finish are identical to last season's results at the event.

09/07/2012

Bearcats Host Queen City Invitational, Post 2nd-Place Finishes

2012 cross country season: Was the Bearcats' No. 3 runner at the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7, running the 5k course in 16:00.07 and finishing 10th overall...finished 41st overall and No. 3 for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, covering the 8k course in 25:49.28..was the Bearcats' No. 2 runner and one of three who finished in the top 10, running seventh overall at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, completing the 8k circuit in 25:03.81...was slowed by an injury that occurred during the race, finishing 251st overall and No. 5 for the Bearcats at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, completing the 8k course in 26:02.9...finished the 8k course in 27:23.57 at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., placing 83rd overall and No. 6 for UC.

2011 cross country season: At the VMI Relays, completed his two two-mile legs in 10:07 and 10:13 for a combined time of 20:20; teamed with Ethan Bokeno (10:22 + 10:43 = 21:05) to finish seventh at 41:25...was ninth overall and No. 4 for UC at the Queen City Invitational, running the 5k course in 15:41.29...placed 72nd overall and was a non-scoring runner for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, completing the 8k course in 27:16.60...placed 17th in the open division of the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, running the 8k course in 26:52.61...was 268th overall and a non-scoring runner for UC at the Pre-Nationals meet at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., running the 8k circuit in 27:37.

Collegiate career bests: 5k - 15:41.29 (2011 Queen City) 8k - 25:03.81 (2012 All-Ohio)

A FEW THINGS ABOUT JEFFREY...

Family: father William and mother Nancy, sister Claire

Favorite food or place to eat?: Ice cream - UDF, Graeter's and Aglamesis Brothers are the best.

Favorite TV show?: Seinfeld

Favorite other form of entertainment: Music and movies

Favorite thing to do when not studying or training?: Sucking the marrow out of life.

Favorite training run?: Tough call. When I'm at UC, Mt. Storm is hands down my favorite run. However, my favorite all-time run is on Kiawah Island during a really rainy day when it's just the ocean and I.

Favorite music to listen to on a training run?: I don't listen to music when I run but almost always have songs playing in my head. It's usually a different tune every time but always something that helps me relax and run. Nothing hard core.

Favorite competition course?: Still looking for it.

Favorite place in Cincinnati or at UC?: It's a secret.

Hobbies?: Sharpening my wit, reading, and listening to music are some of my favorites. "Loser" by Jerry Spinelli is my favorite book. I enjoy skiing almost as much as I enjoy running. However, I reside in Ohio so I don't ski as often as I would like. I also take pleasure in collecting maps and posters.