Ind: Redshirt Senior, Out: Redshirt Senior
Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Andrew's HS)
BD: 2/6/77 (Swindon, England)
Mile: 4:17.16 - 1999 NationsBank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 8:33.79 - 1999 Virginia Tech Invitational, Blacksburg, Va.
5000m: 14:55.04- 1999 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
1500m: 4:01.21 - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 8:31.68 - 1999 USTCA Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
5000m: 14:47.20 - 1999 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Penn.
10,000m: 31:00.81 - 1999 Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville, Tenn.
HONORS: (One-time All-SEC cross country, One-time SEC Academic Honor Roll) 1999 All-SEC Cross Country, 1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2000 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 4:03.80 (1500m), 8:35.28 (3000m) (8:39:20 indoors), 14:48.99 (5000m) and 30:34.63 (10,000m).... Competed in 11 meets (Five Indoors, Six Outdoors)... Seventh in the SEC Outdoor Championships 10,000m, 32:00.64... 23rd in the Penn Relays 10,000m, 30:34.63... Seventh in the USTCA Team Championships 5000m, 14:48.99... 14th in the Florida Relays 1500m, 4:03.80... 11th in the SEC Indoor Championships 5000m, 15:06.45.
1999 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in five meets after fighting through mono during the first month of the season...Placed third for the Gators and 31st overall at the NCAA South Region in 31:16.64...Finished fifth for the Gators and 28th overall at the SEC Championships in 26:23.00...Finished 60th overall at the Wolverine Interregional (26:36)... Took 12th place with a time of 26:10.91 at the Gator Invitational, his best time of the year... In his first race back, finished 86th in a time of 26:46 at the Sam Bell Invitational.
1999 AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR: Bests of 4:01.21 (1500m), 4:17.16 (Mile), 8:31.68 (3000m), 14:47.20 (5000m) and 31:00.81 (10,000m)... Competed in 12 meets (Five indoor, Seven outdoor)... Ninth in the Outdoor SEC Championships 10,000m, 31:40.27 and 18th in the 5000m, 15:34.23... 22nd in the Penn Relays 5000m, 14:47.20 - Personal Best... Seventh in the Florida Relays 1500m, 4:01.21 - Personal best... Ninth in the Indoor SEC Championships 5000m, 14:55.04 - Personal Best.
1998 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in all six meets... Had three top-10 finishes... 15th at SEC Championships in 26:06.18 - All-SEC... 43rd at the NCAA South Region Championships.
1998 AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: Bests of 8:38.31 (3000m) and 14:50.67 (5000m)... 11th in the Florida Relays 5000m, 14:50.67 - Personal Best at the time.
1997 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in eight meets... 134th at the NCAA cross country championships (10k), 31:55... 45th at the NCAA South Region championships (10k), 32:30... 24th at the SEC Championships (8k), 26:02.3. 1997 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Bests of 8:54.55 (3000m), 15:44.28 (5000m) and 32:28 (10,000m)... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
1996 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in six events... 134th at National District III Championships in 32.28 (10k)... 39th at the SEC Championships in 26:52... Top 10 finish at the Barnett Bank Invitational, 10th in 27:25.32. 1996: Redshirted both track seasons.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1995 graduate of St. Andrew's in Boca Raton... 1995 District two-mile runner up... Named Most Valuable track runner both junior and senior years... Named Most Valuable cross country runner as a senior and sophomore. High School Coach: John O'Connell.
PREP BESTS: 2-mile: 10:00.
"BEYOND THE STATS": Nicknamed "Fast Eddie"... Recieved Outstanding Academic Senior Award in 2000 from team coaches... One of coach Doug Brown's favorite athletes because of his improvement since he came to Florida... Son of Carolyn and Graham Ernest-Jones... Born David Edward Ernest-Jones on February 6, 1977 in Swindon, England... Has a sister, Rosie.