Jack Petrecca
Jack Petrecca
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Willowick, Ohio
High School: North
Events: Jumps

Proven championships competitor in the high jump … Expected to compete for top honors at the conference meet and potentially make the next step, per the staff.

2017 Outdoor: Two first-place finishes as part of five top-five performances, including an all-conference second-place leap of 6 feet, 4 inches at the NCAC Championships (May 6) … Won the high jump in back-to-back meets at Kenyon’s Spring Invite (April 22) and Denison’s Big Red Invite (April 28), surpassing 6 feet in both competitions … Logged a personal-best 52.34 in the 400 meters at the non-scoring Big Red Invite.

2017 Indoor: Became a more versatile contributor on relays and in the 400 … Totaled four first-place high jumps, including indoor-career-best 6 feet, 5 inches at Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 28), a mark that led to NCAC Athlete-of-the-Week honors … Earned sixth-place prize at All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 11), leaping 6 feet, 4 inches … Won the high jump at the Wooster Tri-Meet at 6 feet, 4.25 inches (Jan. 21).

2016 Outdoor: Delivered a pair of big-meet efforts in both championship meets … Placed fourth (6 feet, 3.25 inches) in the high jump at the NCAC Championships (May 6) … Added fifth-place honors (6 feet, 4 inches) in the high jump at the All-Ohio Championships (April 16) … Cleared a career-best 6 feet, 6 inches at the Denison Big Red Invitational (April 29).

2016 Indoor: Stepped up and delivered a fourth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches at the NCAC Championships (March 5) … Won the high jump in collegiate debut via a 6 feet, 2 inch clearance at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 30) … Added two inches at the Kenyon Classic to earn runner-up honors, parlaying that into NCAC Men’s Field Athlete-of-the-Week honors.

Prior to Wooster: Three-sport standout at Eastlake North, earning a pair of all-league citations … Earned four letters in cross country and track & field, and then three more in basketball … Helped the Rangers to a pair of conference titles on the hardwood.

Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1996 … Son of John and Tammy Petrecca … Majoring in biology with a minor in economics.