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Jack Young - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Jack Young

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Mission Hills, Kan.
High School Shawnee Mission East


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

For the second-consecutive season, the KU men’s third finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) … Ran the 6K in a time of 19:14.8 to place 15th individually … Placed 47th individually at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), running a 25:56.4 8K on the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater.

2020 INDOOR (Jr.)
Placed fifth at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/28-2/29) in the 1,000 meters, running a 2:29.13 in the event finals … In the prelims, he ran a 2:29.27, which placed him seventh entering the finals.

Finished third for the Jayhawks, eighth overall, out of a field of 30 total competitors at the Bob Timmons Classic 6K (8/31) with a time of 19:48.2 … Placed 15th overall in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) and clocked  a time of 26:39.2 … Competed in the Men’s 8K Open Race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), where he crossed the finish line in 26:55.6 to place 79th among a field of 120 runners … Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) in 26:01.6 … His 8K time earned him a 61st-place finish individually … Helped the men’s team to a fourth-place finish with 92 points.

2019 OUTDOOR (R-Fr.)
Ran a personal-best time of 9:40.71 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) … Notched a personal-best time in the 1,500-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27), clocking in at 3:57.06 to finish seventh.

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Opened the season with a second place finish in the one-mile run (PM session) with a time of 4:22.07 and helped the distance medley relay to a first place finish with a combined time of 10:21.81 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … Ran a personal-best time of 4:16.73 in the one-mile run at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9) … Ran a personal-best time of 2:28.19 in the 1,000-meter run prelims to advance to the finals at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23) where he finished seventh with a time of 2:29.25

Utilized redshirt season.

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Opened his season with a sixth-place finish in the 1,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) with a time of 2:33.99 … Finished seventh in the mile run at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) with a time of 4:21.94 … Notched a seventh-place finish at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) in the 1,000-meter run, clocking in at 2:32.16 … Set a personal-best time in the mile at the ISU Classic (2/9-10), finishing the race in 4:18.05 … Finished ninth in the preliminary round of the 1,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a personal-best time of 2:29.50.

Completed the 8K loop in 26:24.6 which placed him in 143rd at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) … Posted a 70th place finish at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28), finishing the 8K loop in 26:03.0.

Eight time letterwinner in track & field and cross country at Shawnee Mission East High School … Member of the third place Kansas 6A State Cross Country team in 2015 … Member of the 2017 Cross Country Regional championship team … Helped the 4×800-meter relay team take third at the 2016 Kansas 6A State Championships … Won the Sunflower League 4×800 title his senior season … Finished fourth at the state meet as a member of the 4×800 relay team in 2017 to Earn All-State Honors … Won the Track & Field Chuck Sulzen Scholarship … Two-time All-State Cross Country selection (2015, 16) … All-Sunflower League Cross Country honoree in 2016.

Son of Jeffrey and Julie Young … Has three siblings, Jeremy, Jessica and Joe … Earned Eagle Scout achievement as a member of Boy Scouts … Played hockey from the age of four until he was 18 … Plans to major in Architecture and would like to work in landscape architecture or urban planning upon graduation.