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Jacob Lemmon

Throws
Position
Redshirt Freshman
Class
Sanibel, Fla.
Hometown
Fort Myers
High School
Jacob Lemmon - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

First-Team All-American
2021 Outdoor:
Discus

All-ACC
2021 Outdoor: Discus & Hammer Throw (2nd Team)
2021 Indoor:
Weight Throw (2nd Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021: Hammer Throw, Discus

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Finished fifth (57.78 m / 189′ 7″) in discus at NCAA Championships while competing out of first flight
• Earned first-team All-America status
• Qualified for NCAA Championships with 12th-place finish at NCAA East Preliminary Round
• His top throw (56.45m / 185′ 2″) came on his final attempt
• Finished 32nd in hammer throw at East Regional
• Placed fifth in the discus and hammer throw at the ACC Championships
• Won hammer throw in outdoor debut at UVA Opener
• That distance (66.15m / 217′ 0″) ranks No. 3 all-time at UVA
• Finished second in discus at UVA Opener and Virginia Grand Prix
• Discus toss (56.68m / 185′ 11″) ranked No. 7 all-time for UVA
• Was second in discus at Raleigh Relays
• Placed second in hammer throw at Virginia Invitational (59.66m /195’ 9”)
• Had PB in discus at Virginia Invitational to move up to fifth on UVA all-time list
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors with fifth-place finish in weight throw at ACC Championships
• Had PB throw of 20.05 (65′ 9.5″) at ACCs that ranks No. 2 on UVA freshman list and No. 3 on Virginia’s all-time performance list
• Best shot put mark was 16.47m (54′ 0.5″) at Virginia Tech Invitational
• Named to 2021 All-ACC Academic team

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Did not compete

Background 
• Set a discus record for the state of Florida, recording a mark of 63.86m (209’6.25″)
• Named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year for boys track and field, the 2018-19 Lee County News Press Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the Florida USATF Men’s Thrower of the Year
• Competed at the U20 USATF Championships, finishing fourth in the discus 56.73m (186’01”)
• Second-ranked discus thrower in the class of 2019
• Named a New Balance Outdoor All-American in 2018 and 2019
• Won the Lee County Athletic Conference, district championships, regional championships and the 3A Florida High School Athletic Association State Championships in the discus, in addition to finishing the regular high school season undefeated in the event
• Captured the 3A Florida High School Athletic Association State Championships title in the shot put
• Won the Pepsi Relays and the Florida State Relays in the discus and shot put
• Set a Fort Myers High School record in the discus, throwing a mark of 199-feet, as well as in the shot put with a mark of 59-feet and hammer throw with a mark of 201-feet, six-inches
• Named the 2017-18 Distinguished Thrower for Fort Myers

Personal 
• Undeclared
• Son of Christine and John Lemmon
• Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Julia
• Father, John, rowed at Purdue