UND Roster

2011-12 Cross Country Roster

Ryan Jacobs

Middle Distance

Class Senior
Height 6'1''
Hometown Roscoe, IL
High School Hononegah

AS A SENIOR: Ran the 10,000m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship with a time of 31:20.66… competed in the 5,000m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational … ran the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational in 4:23.48.

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Placed fifth (25:47) in the National Catholic Championship … completed the Notre Dame Invitational in 25:10 to finish 10th … posted a 25:24 for a fourth-place finish at the Pre-NCAA meet … finished ninth at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships in 25:29 … completed the course at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:41 to finish seventh … ran at the NCAA Championships and finished 18th to help the Irish finish 19th in the nation … ran distance events during the track season … part of a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for the Irish in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished ninth in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 4:22.21 … finished fourth in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8:27.40 … ran the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 10th in 14:24.90 … participated in both the 5,000 and 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing 10th and 20th, respectively … placed fifth in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational in 14:17.48 … finished si

xth in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships


AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the 5,000 at three outdoor meets for the Irish … finished fourth at the Stanford Invitational in 14:56.54 … clocked in at 15:01.80 for a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Invitational … finished eighth in 15:25.00 at the Hillsdale Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned 11 letters in cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field at Hononegah (Ill.) … three-time conference champion in cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … crowned regional champion as a junior … found success as a freshman in outdoor track with a regional championship … 2005 state champion in the indoor 3,200 and consecutively finished in the runner-up position in 2006 and 2007 … earned all-conference honors 11 times as a prep (four cross country, three indoor, four outdoor) … named all-state final three seasons in both indoor and outdoor track … two-time all-state honoree in cross country (2005, 2006) … holds two school records in the 1,600 (4:22 outdoor/4:25 indoor) and the 3,200 (9:10 outdoor/9:16 indoor) … born December 23, 1988, in Rockford, Ill. … son of Anita and Jeff Jacobs … the oldest of three children … brother, Kevin, is a freshman middle distance runner for the Irish … father was an All-American in both track and cross country at Illinois … graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science with a major in pre-professional studies and a minor in anthropology.


3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 8:27.40
5,000m (Meyo Invitational) 14:24.90


5,000m (Stanford Invitational) 14:17.48