Jacob Denbeaux
Jacob Denbeaux
Year: So.
Hometown: Hillsdale, N.J.
High School: Pascack Valley
Events: Distance

Emerged as one of Wooster’s top distance runners during cross country season … Possesses the potential to compete amongst the best mid-distance runners in the conference, according to coaching staff.

2016 Cross Country: Finished as one of Wooster’s top performers after missing the season’s first four races … Posted a top-seven team finish (27:51) in first competition back at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic (Oct. 14) … First Scot to cross at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 30) with career-best 8000-meter time of 27:39, which was good for a 28th-place finish … Earned top honors on the team (26:30.8) at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12).

2016 Outdoor: Peaked at the right time to garner all-conference laurels in the 1500 meters with a third-place time of 4:00.93 at the NCAC Championships (May 7) … Won the 1500 at the Kenyon Spring Invitational with a 4:00.07 clip … Added a winning time of 1:59.69 in the 800 meters at the Wooster Quad (April 19).

2016 Indoor: Key contributor to Wooster’s team point haul as a freshman … Earned all-conference honors as part of the all-freshmen quartet in the distance medley relay, that turned in a third-place time of 10:30.35 (March 4) … Set the school record in the 3000 meters the very next day at the NCAC meet with a sixth-place clip of 8:46.06 … Point-scorer as part of the sixth-place distance medley relay (10:34.38) at the All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 13).

2015 Cross Country: Logged three starts on the year … Top 8K time came via a 28:10.1 clip at the All-Ohio Championships (Oct. 2).

Prior to Wooster: Earned varsity letters in cross country and track & field for Russ Grier and John Murtaugh at Pascack Valley High School … All-county honoree.

Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1996 … Son of Wooster alums Joshua and Sally Denbeaux … Father was a former cross country runner at the College … Majoring in mathematics.