Jacob McLeod, TJ Tomlyanovich earn Academic All-America

FAYETTEVILLE – A pair of Razorbacks received Academic All-America distinction among men’s track and field/cross country as selected by the College Sports Communicators (CSC).

Senior Jacob McLeod earned second team Academic All-Americ with a 3.88 GPA in graduate studies in Business Administration. Sophomore TJ Tomlyanovich earned third team Academic All-America with a 3.92 GPA in Finance.

The Arkansas men’s program has a total of 21 Academic All-America honors from 20 athletes. McLeod was among 14 named to the second team while Tomlyanovich was among 15 named to the third team.


In cross country, McLeod was a member of the Razorback fourth-place team in the NCAA Championships. McLeod placed 18th in the SEC Championships and finished 15th in the NCAA South Central Region.

The 2024 track and field season included an eighth-place finish in the SEC 10,000m for McLeod, who qualified for the NCAA West First Round.

He produced a season best of 28:31.56 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational and posted a 13:57.21 in the 5,000m at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Indoors, McLeod set a mile career best of 4:04.33 in the Arkansas Qualifier.

On the Arkansas all-time list, McLeod ranks No. 9 in the indoor 5,000m with a 13:39.50 and in the 10,000m he ranks No. 10 with a 28:28.73.


Tomlyanovich had a break-out season which included racing in the 400m at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, where he ran 45.76 in the first round, and 46.65 in the semifinal. He improved his career best to 45.27 during the NCAA West First Round and advanced to the NCAA Championships semifinal. The time ranks Tomlyanovich No. 9 on the UA all-time list.

Running the lead-off leg in the 4 x 400m relay, Tomlyanovich was part of two Arkansas school records. The Razorbacks won the SEC team title by winning the 4 x 400m relay in 2:59.03. Then in the NCAA final, the Hogs were runner-up in 2:58.83, with Tomlyanovich supplying a 45.94 split.

It was the first time in school history the Razorbacks produced times under three minutes.

Indoors, Tomlyanovich ran on the SEC winning 4 x 400m relay that produced a time of 3:03.07 which is third fastest in school history. During the Arkansas Qualifier, he ran the 400m leg of the distance medley relay as the Razorbacks qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 9:20.09 school record performance.