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Jacobs, Jeff

Athletics - jeff-jacobs.jfifJeff Jacobs – Class of 1982

Induction Class of 2015 – Cross Country

Jeff Jacobs is a 1982 graduate of Clinton High School.  Jacobs was the 1981 state cross country champion. Jacobs led Clinton High School to the 1981 state title.  Jacobs was the runner-up in both 1979 and 1980.  Jacobs was also the state champion in the 3200 meter run in 1981 and runner-up in 1980.

Jacobs continued his running career at the University of Illinois.  He was a two time All-American in cross country and was a Big Ten Champion in 1986.  After college, Jacobs was a three-time Olympic trials qualifier in the 10,000 meter run and the marathon.  Jacobs graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in engineering.  Jacobs was inducted into the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.