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Jacob Hunter

Cross Country/Distance
Leesburg, Va.
Loudoun Valley High School
High School
Jacob Hunter - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor
• Helped UVA to a second-place finish in the DMR at the VT Invitational
• Had a top ten and personal best finish in the 3000m (8:01.74) at the Penn State National Open

2023 Cross Country
• Placed seventh at the Spider Alumni Open
• Finished 53rd at the Virginia Invitational
• Finished 37th at the XC23 Pre-National meet helping UVA to a third-place finish
• Placed 39th at the ACC Cross Country Championships
• Clocked a personal-best time of 30:17.3 on a 10k cross country course at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Finished 201st at the NCAA Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms
Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Placed fifth in the 1500m at the Virginia Grand Prix with a PB of 3:44.48
• Clocked a PB in the mile at the Virginia High Performance running 4:03.19
• Ninth in the 10k at the ACC Championships with a PB of 30:31..77

2023 Indoor
• Won the 5000m at the Penn State National with a personal-best 14:05.03
• Ran a personal best in the 3000m at the Valentine Invitational clocking 8:01.88
• Placed 16th in the 3000m and 19th in the 5000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2022 Cross Country 
• Finished sixth at the Spider Alumni Open (9/3/22)
• Placed 12th at the Virginia Invitational to help UVA to a win (9/16/22)
• Finished 12th at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown to help UVA to a win (9/23/22)
• Ran a personal-best 8k time at the ACC Championships where he finished 43rd (10/28/22)
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team

2022 Outdoor
• Placed third in the 800m at the Virginia Open (1:56.13)
• Competed in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays
• Set a personal best in the 5k at the Virginia Challenge with his time of 14:05.61
• Set a personal best in the 1500m at the Virginia Grand Prix at 3:48.28

2022 Indoor
• Competed in the mile (4:11.43) at the Hokie Invitational
• Ran a PB in the 3000m at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet (8:11.35)
• Clocked a PB in the mile at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (4:07.61)
• Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Placed 48th at the Southeast Regional Championships (30.40.0)
• Set PB in 8k at the ACC Championships in a 40th place finish
• Finished 15th at the XC 23 Invitational (24:34.5)
• Was second in his divisional race at Joe Piane Invitational (5m/24:58.0)
• Clocked 24:55.9 in Virginia Invitational 8k to finish eighth
• Was fourth at Spider Alumni Open (5k/14″50.9)

2021 Outdoor
• PB (3:49.40) in 1500m at Virginia Challenge
• Also ran 800m (1:54.20) at Virginia Challenge
• Raced in 1500m at Virginia Invitational
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Ran the mile at the Virginia Beach Invitational

2020 Cross Country 

• Placed 24th at the Wolfpack Invite with a time of 25:01.4
• Ran a time of 25:09.0 to finish 29th at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Finished 25th at the Virginia Invite

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

2019-20 Indoor 
• Ran a season-best time of 4:18.18 in the mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
• Competed in the mile at the aCC Championships
• Finished first with the DMR team at the Navy Invitational II

2019 Cross Country
• Did not compete

• Holds the indoor high school national record in the 4xmile and distance medley relay
• Captured the 2017 and 2018 Nike Cross Country National Championship team titles, recording the lowest point totals by a team both seasons and setting a record for the largest margin of victory in 2017
• Three-time Virginia state champion, winning the outdoor 3200m and both the indoor 1600m and 3200m
• Named first-team all-state three times, earning the honor in 2016-17-18

• Earning a Masters in Educational Psychology
• Son of Joan and Marc Hunter
• Has four brothers, Josiah, Nathan, Noah and Drew, and four sisters, Grace, Annie, Vania and Trisha
• Father, Marc, ran two years at Cleveland State & Kent State
• Brother Drew runs professionally
• Mother, Joan, ran one year at UVA before transferring to West Virginia