Men's Track



    Jacob Laird  
    Jacob Laird

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Arlington, Ind.

    High School:
    Rushville

    Last College:
    Purdue

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    09/02/1988


    2009-10 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Finished fourth for IU and took 64th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:45.28 ... named academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Ran a PR in the 3K at the Indiana Relays, finishing in 8:19.59 ... clocked a career-best mile time of 4:08.21 at the Gladstein Invite ... ran an indoor career best in the 800 at the Indiana Open with a time of 1:59.78 ... ran the lead leg of the winning 4x800m relay at the Gladstein Invitational, finishing in 7:41.55. Outdoor: Clocked two PR's at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," finishing the 800 in 1:56.09 and the 1,500 in 3:50.95 ... ran a season best in the 5K at the Indiana State Quadrangular with a time of 14:39.85 ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008-09 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Finished in 39th with a time of 25:44 at the Cowboy Jamboree ... finished in 25:05.7 to finish 124th at Pre-Nationals ... placed 23rd overall in 26:20 at the Indiana Intercollegiates. Indoor: Ran career best times in the mile (4:15.47), 3,000m (8:33.91) and 5,000m (15:04.05). Outdoor: Ran PRs in the 1,500m (3:52.33) and 5,000m (14:34.06).

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Competed in cross country at Purdue ... clocked personal-best times of 25:52.65 in the 8K at the Big Ten Championships and 33:50.29 in the 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships in Bloomington ... redshirted indoor and outdoor track after transferring to IU.

    PREP: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and three-year letterwinner in basketball ... four-time sectional champion in cross country ... semi-state qualifier in cross country as both a freshman and sophomore and placed 21st at state as a junior ... was a state qualifier in track as a senior.

    PERSONAL: Born Sept. 2, 1988 ... speech and hearing sciences major ... son of Ted and Regina Laird.

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