Derek Jacobs
Derek Jacobs
Height: 6-2
Year: SO
Hometown: Westerly, R.I.
High School: Westerly
Events: Throws

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Shot Put: 15.77m (2018-19 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
    • Weight Throw: 14.24m (2017-18 at URI Coaches Tribute)
  • Outdoor
    • Discus: 50.40m (2017-18 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
    • Hammer: 43.67m (2017-18 at Holy Cross Invitational)
    • Shot Put: 15.54m (2018-19 at UConn Northeast Challenge)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Atlantic 10 Outdoor All-Academic Team
  • 2018 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Champion (Discus)

2018-19

  • Indoor:
    • Finished third in the weight throw (13.69m) and third in the shot put (14.91m) at the Husky Invitational.
    • Finished seventh in the shot put (14.48m) and 18th in the weight throw (13.27m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished third in the shot put (15.46m) and 16th in the weight throw (13.19m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Finished 12th in the shot put (15.17m) at the Columbia Challenge.
    • Finished seventh in the shot put (15.64m) at the New England Championship.
    • Won the shot put (15.61m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Placed second in the shot put (15.45m) at the URI Pre-Conference Meet.
    • Finished sixth in the shot put (15.77m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Outdoor:
    • Won the discus (50.28m) and placed third in the shot put (15.00m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Placed third in the discus (47.35m) and seventh in the shot put (15.54m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Won the discus (46.52m) and placed third in the shot put (14.97m) at the Holy Cross Invite.
    • Won the shot put (15.47m) and the discus (49.32m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Finished fourth in the discus (46.76m) and eighth in the shot put (15.29m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fourth in the discus (47.62m) and 13th in the shot put (15.03m) at the New England Championship.

2017-18

  • Indoor:
    • Finished second in the shot put (14.18m) and 11th in the weight throw (11.71m) at the Husky Indoor Invitational.
    • Finished eighth in the shot put (14.85m) and 13th in the weight throw (11.71m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished seventh in the shot put (14.57m) and 21st in the weight throw (13.04m) at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the shot put (14.94m) and eighth in the weight throw (14.24m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished 11th in the shot put (13.75m) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished second in the discus (49.00m) and ninth in the shot put (13.96m) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the shot put (14.03m) at the Colonial Relays.
    • Finished fourth in the discus (48.02m) and 13th in the shot put (13.92m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished second in the shot put (14.62m) and the discus (46.60m), and fourth in the hammer (43.67m) at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Won the discus (49.13m) and finished third in the shot put (14.94m) at the Holy Cross Classic.
    • Finished third in the discus (46.57m) and 12th in the shot put (13.36m) at the Brown Springtime Open.
    • Won the discus (50.40m) and finished eighth in the shot put (14.67m) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship.
    • Finished 16th in the discus (45.99m) at the IC4A Championship.

High School

  • Attended Westerly High School.
  • Member of the track team for four years and captained his junior and senior year.
  • Named All-Division, All-Class, All-State, and All-New England in the discus.
  • Named All-Division and All-Class in the shotput.
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Chemistry Team.

Personal

  • Born August 16, 1999.
  • Son of Jeffery and Karen Jacobs.
  • Has two older brothers, Jonathon and Christopher.
  • His mom, Karen, was a member of the swim team at Salem State.
  • Enjoys throwing, gaming, and hanging out with friends.
  • Lists his favorite team as the USA Track Team.
  • Majoring in computer science with plans on working for the government in cyber security.