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Jacob

Sobota

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Multi-Events
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Buford

Bio

Honors: 2018 All-ACC First Team (Heptathlon), All-ACC Academic Men's Indoor Track and Field Team (2018), 2018 All-ACC Second Team (Decathlon), All-ACC Academic Men's Outdoor Track and Field Team (2018)

2017-18Enjoyed an impressive freshman campaign, earning two top two finishes in the heptathlon during the indoor campaign … finished second in the heptathlon in the Power Five Invite (2/3), totaling 5,204 points in the competition … earned First Team All-ACC honors at the ACC Indoor Championships, finishing in second place with a total of 5,516 points … named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Indoor Track and Field team … a member of the sprint medley team that set the school record with a time of 3:16.52 at the Penn Relays (4/27), finishing fourth in the competition … finished fourth in the decathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships, totaling 6,825 to earn Second-Team All-ACC honors … named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team following his freshman campaign.

Prior to Duke: Lettered for four years in track & field under the guidance of coach Michael Morrison at Bearden High School…2016 Hershey National Champion in the Decathlon…Finished as runner-up in the 2016 Tennessee state meet in both the decathlon and pole vault…Named 2017 Bearden Team MVP and 2016 Field Event MVP…Ranked number one in the state of Tennessee for both the decathlon and pole vault for the 2017 season...Also competed for the Tim Mack Pole Vault Academy and for the Gymtek Track team during his high school career…Lettered as a member of the Bearden Climbing team…President and Corresponding Secretary of Bearden Key  Club…Member of National Honors Society…Involved in student government…Corresponding secretary in the Knoxville Teen Board as well as performing the most male service hours…Played double bass and bass guitar in the school orchestra…Participated in Younglife.

Personal: Son of Jason and Jennifer Sobota…Born February 18, 1999…Has one brother, Joshua and one sister, Jaedyn.

Indoor PR
Pole Vault - 4.90m (High School)
Heptathlon- 5,516 [2] (2/24/2018)

Outdoor PRs
Decathlon - 6,825 (5/12/2018)
100m - 10.78 (3/31/2018)
110m hurdles - 14.63 (High School)

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