Derek Jacobus

R-Sr | 6-0 | Multi-Events | Palo, Iowa | Cedar Rapids Kennedy HS/UNI


  • Second-Team All-American (Decathlon)
  • Two-time NCAA Outdoor Honorable Mention (Decathlon)

Senior (2018)
Competed in three meets during the outdoor season… Finished fourth in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a total of 7,555-points… Recorded a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (7,236-points)… Capped the season at the USATF Championships with a seventh-place finish (7,217-points)…

Junior (2017)
Opened his second season as a combined events performer for Arkansas placing fourth at the Razorback Invitational off a PR of 5,588 in the heptathlon … Scored three points towards Arkansas’ SEC Indoor Championships victory, placing sixth in the heptathlon through PR performances in the high jump 1.94m/6-4.25 and shot put 12.92m/42-4.75 … Opened the outdoor season placing second in the decathlon at the Arkansas Spring Invitational with a score of 7, 437 … PR’d in the discus throw with a mark of 41.00m/134-6 at the John McDonnell Invitational … Placed fourth in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships off a PR performance of 7,635 led by a major personal best in the pole vault of 4.70m/15-5 … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon … Capped the collegiate season earning NCAA honorable mention honors with an 18th-place finish at the national meet … Placed 11th at the USATF Outdoor Championships with a score of 7,255.

Sophomore (2016)
Placed seventh in the heptathlon in his combined events debut for Arkansas at the Razorback Invitational (1/30) with a score of 5,282 points … Improved to a new personal best of 5,336 points at the SEC Indoor Championship (2/27), placing seventh overall to help the Razorbacks to an indoor conference title … Opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish in the decathlon at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/26), scoring 7,281 points … Set personal bests of 10.91 in the 100 and 4:27.44 in the 1,500 at the SEC Outdoor Championship (5/14) which propelled him to a new decathlon PR of 7,356 points, earning entry into the NCAA Outdoor Championship … Capped his first year as a Razorback, placing 18th at the outdoor national meet, good for NCAA Honorable Mention recognition.

High School
Lettered in track and field at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School … A four-time state meet and Drake Relays qualifier … Holds the school record in the long jump, 4-x-100 meter relay, 4-x-200 meter relay and the shuttle hurdle relay … Was a part of the shuttle hurdle relay team that ran the third-fastest time in state history … Also lettered in baseball where he was a two-time All-Conference, All-Metro, All-District and All-State selection … Was the team MVP for football … Also lettered in football.

Born on July 23, 1995 … Son of Eric and Shelley … Has three siblings; Devon, Dalles, Kamae … Majoring in sports management … Was a four-year math, science and social studies scholar at Cedar Rapids Kennedy along with an Academic Honors medalist.

TFRRS Profile

60 7.04 PV 4.70m
100 10.86 LJ 7.41m
400 48.34 SP 13.22m
1000 2:38.49 DT 41.00m
1500 4:27.44 JT 55.01m
60H 8.69 HEP 5588
110H 15.48 DEC 7635
HJ 1.94m