Four-of-six runners on the men's side posted personal-best times on Saturday.
Bearcats will be among 15 ranked teams vying for conference title
UC's men's and women's runners post personal-best times in fast meet
2012 cross country season: Ran the 5k course at the Queen City Invitational in 16:43.46 on Sept. 7, finishing 38th overall and seventh for UC..placed 93rd overall and No. 6 for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, running the 8k course in 26:41.66...was 45th overall and No. 7 for UC at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, completing the 8k circuit in 26:28.48...took 17 seconds off his 8k PR, finishing 255th overall at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, circuiting the course in 26:11.9...ran No. 5 for UC and finished 70th overall at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., completing the 8k course in 26:54.99
Collegiate career bests: 5k - 16:43.46 (2012 Queen City) 8k - 26:11.9 (2012 Pre-Nationals)
High school: Three-year varsity runner who became the first from his high school to qualify for state...earned Washington state all-star honors as a senior...AP scholar...Washington state Seal of Academic Excellence.
A FEW THINGS ABOUT JACOB...
Family: father David (attended UC) and mother Ruth Solnit, sister Emma.
Favorite food?: Sushi
Favorite music?: Anything I can sing along to.
Favorite TV show?: Malcolm in the Middle
Favorite other form of entertainment?: Video games
Favorite thing to do when not studying or training?: Ping pong
Favorite training run?: Lunken Airport loop
Favorite music to listen to on a training run?: I never listen to music while I run. There is so much to experience while running.
Favorite competition course?: Lincoln Park in Seattle
Favorite place in Cincinnati?: The new Washington Park
Why did you choose UC?: It just felt "right" when I visited UC. It felt like what I imagined college should feel like.