JACOB “JAKE” HALLESY (2020)
Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane WA
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Jake discovered his passion for track as a 4th grader in 2012. He was already an avid soccer player and also enjoyed basketball, snow/water skiing, snowboarding and tennis. Jake ran undefeated in the Greater Spokane League in the 400, 800 and 1500 meters and the cross country mile throughout his elementary and middle school years. In 7th grade, Jake broke a 29 year-old Greater Spokane League (“GSL”) Middle School All City Record for the 800 meters by 3 seconds, running a 2.08. In 8th grade, Jake broke an 18 year-old GSL Middle School All City Record for the 800 meters by over 4 seconds, running a 2.02.
As a freshman on the Lewis and Clark High School (“LC”) track team, Jake made the varsity team running the 400, 800, 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Jake was the 4A GLS District Champion in the 400 meters making 2nd Team All GSL (combined 3A and 4A), placed 2nd in the 4A 400 meters at Regionals and placed 11th overall in the 4A 400 meters at the Washington State Track and Field meet. Jake’s personal bests during his freshman season were 50.04 in the 400 meters and 2.01 in the 800 meters. Jake received his Varsity Letter as a freshman, was given the “Freshman Sensation Award” and also became a member of the LC Hall of Fame as #6 in the 400 meters. As a sophomore, Jake was selected as Varsity Team Captain, ran the 400 meters and 4x400 relay, was once again the 4A GLS District Champion in the 400 meters, placed 2nd in the 4A 400 meters at Regionals and placed 6thth overall in the 4A 400 meters at the Washington State Track and Field meet. Jake was the only male athlete (out of almost 100 male athletes) in his high school to qualify for the Washington State Track and Field meet. Jake earned his second Varsity Letter, was given the “Competitor of the Year” award and was again inducted into the LC Hall of Fame for the 400 meters. As a junior, Jake was selected as Varsity Team Captain again, was 4A GSL District Champion for the third time in the 400m, was 4A GSL District Champion in the 4x400m relay, made 1st Team All-League as a sprinter, placed 2nd in the 400m at Regionals, and qualified for State for the third year in a row placing 8th in the 400m at the Washington State Track and Field Meet. His PRs as a junior were: 400m: 49.8, 200m: 22.6, 100m: 11.3. Jake was named Track Athlete of the Year at Lewis and Clark High School and was again inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Jake has run in USATF Junior Olympic track meets every summer since 2013. He has repeatedly qualified for USATF Junior Olympic Nationals. Jake joined Spokane Speed Academy (SSA) in the fall of 2015 as an 8th grader and has run winter indoor and summer outdoor track with SSA since that time. Last summer, Jake attended USATF Hershey Nationals in Greensboro, NC and became an All American placing 7th overall with his 4x400 Relay team with a time of 3.16. Jake ran splits of 49.7 (prelims) and 49.6 (finals).
OTHER AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
All City Cross Country Champion, 6th Grade (2013)
2013 Track City International 800 Meter Champion (Eugene, OR, 11-12 age division)
SYSA All City Track and Field Champion for the 400, 800 and 1500 meters & 4x100 Relay (2014)
Middle School All City Cross Country Champion 7th Grade (2014)
Middle School GSL All City 800 Meter Record Holder, 7th Grade (2015)
Middle School GSL All City Champion 400 Meters, 7th Grade (2015)
Middle School 800 Medley Relay Record, 7th Grade (2015)
Middle School GSL All City 800 Meter Record Holder, 8th Grade (2016)
Middle School GSL All City Champion for the 400 and 800 Meters and Medley Relay, 8th Grade (2016)
USATF Inland NW Association Championships Record 4x400 Relay (15/16 age group) (2016)
USATF National Qualifier 2013-2018 400 meters, 800 meters and/or 4x400 Relay
University of Washington High School Invitational Meet:
Broke 4x400 Relay Record (2nd overall) (February 2018)