Jake Geffen - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Jake Geffen Season 2014-15

Class Senior
Hometown Birmingham, Ala.
High School Oak Mountain

Major: Civil EngineeringÂ

2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013-2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Van Geffen’s times on TFRRS.com.

2016: Was awarded a scholarship by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee; was one of just 58 student-athletes selected from a national list of nominees for the prestigious award. … Was Vanderbilt’s top finisher in five of the team’s six races. … Led the way for the Commodores and finished 50th overall at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 32:01 to help VU earn its highest team finish (16th place) since 2010. … Paced VU and finished 56th overall at the SEC Championships with a time of at 25:57.10. … Led the Commodores and took 45th overall with a time of 25:41.40 at the Crimson Classic. … Was the third Commodore across the line and was 93rd overall at Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 26:08.80. … Paced the Commodores and finished 69th overall at the Commodore Classic with a time of 26:08.8. … Opened the season in strong style by leading the Commodores and placing 19th overall with a time of 15:48.3 at the Belmont Opener.

2015: Paced the Commodores, and took 61st overall, at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 32:35.06. … Finished 65th overall and first among VU representatives at the SEC Championships with a time of 25:08.70. … Had the best run of his career, and one of the finest by any VU male in recent history, at the Notre Dame Invitational, where he earned an 11th-place finish with a time of 25:08.70. … Finished first for VU and 71st overall with a time of 26:01.6 at the Crimson Classic. … Finished first among the Commodores and 72nd overall with a time of 26.27.4 at the Commodore Classic. … Took 21st with a time of 16:09.5 at the Belmont Opener.

2014: Completed the season by running a 33:49.20 at NCAA South Regionals. … Finishing second for the Commodores, he ran a 26:08.70 at the SEC Championships… Posted a 26:37.67 at the Florida State Invitational as the third Commodore finisher… Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 28:15.1… Was the third Commodore to cross the line at the Commodore Classic, finishing with a time of 26:15.87… Posted a time of 16:08.81 and earned a 38th-place finish, third-best among the Commodores, at the Belmont Opener.

2013: Opened his college career as the Dores’ top finisher at the Belmont Opener running the 5K course in 16:52.84… Finished the Commodore Classic at 27:03.03… Finished 50th at the Greater Louisville Classic in 26:43.93… Completed the Crimson Classic in 27:09.07… Was the second Commodore finisher at the SEC Championship in Gainesville, Fla. at 26:12.23, which is a personal best.

High School: Top 5K time in high school was 16:41 … Was third in Alabama Class 6-A in the 3,200 meters during track season with a time of 9:40.

Personal: Son of David and Michele Van Geffen. Brother to Caleb (16) and Seth (14). Jake wants to work for EPA after Vanderbilt and is a member of FCA.