Placed 21st overall at the Winston-Salem State Invitational in the 200m, finishing in 23.70 ... Posted a time of 53.01 in the 400m at the Wake Forest Open on Mar. 16 ... A member of the 4x400m relay team at the Winston-Salem State Invitational that placed fifth in a time of 3:22.50.
Raced in the 400 meters once during the season, finishing 27th overall in 54.18 at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... A member of the 4x400m relay that finished in 3:33.98 to claim 18th place at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
Earned five varsity letters in outdoor track at Minnehaha Academy ... Named Rookie of the Year in 2007 ... Also claimed team MVP honors in 2011 ... Twice named to the All-Conference team ... 2011 Conference Champion in the 100m, 200m, and 4x400-meter relay ... Member of the outdoor track team that claimed the conference title and section title in 2011 ... Named to the 2011 All-State team ... Competed in three events at the 2011 Class A State Meet, placing fifth in the 100m, fourth in the 200m, and fourth as a member of the 4x400-meter relay ... An AAU and USATF multiple-time National Qualifier and participant in the 100m and 200m ... Recorded top time of 11.18 in the 100m and 22.31 in the 200m ... Personal record in the 400m stands at 49.60 ... Named to the Honor Roll all four years of high school ... Graduated with Highest Honors ... Served as an Athletic Intern during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons ... Member of National Honor Society.
Full name is John William Bedingham ... Son of Bill and Carolyn Bedingham ... Born May 9, 1992, in St. Paul, Minnesota ... Has two younger sisters, Jacquelyn (15) and Ellie (10) ... Former high school teammate Matt Ferris now runs for Whitman College ... Plans to attend medical school following graduation.
Up Close with John
My favorite book is...The Great Gatsby.
My favorite professional sports team is...The Toronto Blue Jays.
One word I would use to describe myself is...Loyal.
My dream job is...To become a surgeon.
One food I absolutely will not eat is...Mushrooms.
Something I cannot live without is...Home-cooked food.
My role model is...American sprinter Jeremy Wariner.
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...Fine Cooking.
One fact that most people don't know about me is...I love scary movies.
If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, I would choose...My great-grandmother, Pedro Martinez, and Don Zimmer.