2009: Claimed bronze medal honors in the heptathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships with a personal best 5,325 points ... in the heptathlon at SEC's, won the high jump with a clearance of 6-6 3/4 ... took fifth in the shot put at 40-1 1/4 ... ran 8.58 in the 60m hurdles and 7.26 in the 60m dash ... cleared a season best 12-7 1/2 in the pole vault ... indoors, had a long jump best of 22-0 3/4 at the Tyson Invitational ... outdoors, competed at the Shamrock Invitational before missing the remainder of the season due to injury.
2008: Named South Carolina's indoor field rookie of the year ... Opened the season with a third place finish in the heptathlon at the On Track Open ... placed sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships with 4,937 points ... won the 1,000m run in the heptathlon at the SEC's at 2:38.64 ... placed 11th at the New Balance Invitational in the 500m at 1:04.67 ... took second in the high jump at the Tiger Invitational with a height of 6-3 ½ ... indoor best marks of 22-5 in the long jump, 46-6 ¾ in the tripe jump and 6-4 ¼ in the high jump ... outdoors, placed 12th in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships with 6,405 points ... won the 1,500m run in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoors at 4:28.36 ... took fourth in the decathlon at the Shamrock Invitational ... outdoor best marks of 6-1 ½ in the high jump and 21-7 ¼ in the long jump.
2007: Competed in numerous events for South Carolina during the outdoor season ... came in sixth in the triple jump at a distance of 43-10 at the Jim Click Shootout ... jumped 20-6 1/4 in the long jump at the same meet ... placed third in the triple jump at the Weems Baskin Relays at a personal-best 47-9 ... took first in triple jump at the Florida Relays with a jump of 46-0 3/4 ... took second at the Spec Towns National Invite at a distance of 47-5 ... recorded a 45-1 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to take 13th overall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Mike Moore at Irmo High School ... lettered in track all four years at Irmo while picking up two letters in football ... an all-state selection in the triple jump as a junior and senior ... all-state in the 800m in 2006 ... received all-area accolades for the triple jump his senior year ... as a senior, Pierce picked up all-region awards for the triple and high jumps as well as the 800m ... named team MVP as a junior and senior ... served as team captain those same years ... set the school record in the 800m his senior season ... personal record in high school for the triple jump was 47-11 1/2 ... was a member of National Honor Society ... graduated with honors from Irmo.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Scott Pierce was born Sept. 24, 1987, in Charleston, S.C. ... parents are Jon and Jane Pierce ... is a Palmetto Fellows scholarship holder at South Carolina ... enrolled in South Carolina's Honors College ... pursuing a degree in psychology and pre-law ... chose South Carolina because it was an opportunity to combine a quality education in the Honors College with a chance to compete with one of the best track and field programs in the country ... picked South Carolina over Wake Forest and Cornell.