Jake, a senior from Lancaster, N.H., recorded a personal-best mark of 60.89 meters (199 feet, 9 inches) in the hammer throw to tie for third place at the IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships that were held May 15-17 at Princeton University.
He set that mark of 60.89m on his second of six throws and was tied for second place following the conclusion of the second round. Jake held that spot until the fifth round, when he slipped into a tie for third, which also proved to be his final placement one round later.
One week earlier at the New England Championships, Jake took seventh place in the hammer throw with a distance of 57.77m. He began the outdoor track & field championship season with a fourth-place effort at the America East meet with a throw of 54.21m.
At the Wolfie Invitational (Stony Brook University) on April 18, Jake excelled in three events with first place in the hammer throw (58.26m), third place in the shot put (13.69m) and fifth place in the discus throw (36.53m). One week earlier at the UNH Invitational, he also won the hammer with a toss of 56.25m. Jake opened the 2015 outdoor season with a fourth-place effort of 56.12m at the North Florida Spring Break Invitational.
Jake’s highlights during the preceding indoor season included third place in the weight throw at the Joe Donahue games as well as fifth place in that event at the Jay Carisella Invitational. In comparison, he was ninth in the weight throw in both of those events as a junior (2013-14 season).
As a sophomore in the 2013 outdoor season, Jake placed seventh in the hammer throw and 12th in the shot put at the America East Championships.