Jacob McLeod - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Jacob McLeod

Jr./RS So. | 5-10 | Distance | Soperton, Georgia | Trinity Christian HS / Belmont

Career Highlights

  • 2021 SEC Indoor Bronze | 5,000m

Junior (2020-21)
Outdoor: Posted a time of 29:16:38 in his 10,000m debut at the Hayward Premiere in Eugene … Placed eighth in SEC 10k (30:11.03).

Indoor: Placed 10th in 5,000m at NCAA Indoor, running a career best of 13:39.50, which ranks No. 5 on Arkansas all-time list … SEC 5,000m bronze medalist (14:03.98), and finished sixth in SEC 3,000m (8:06.15) … Finished third in 5k at Tyson Invitational with then PR of 13:41.26 … Established career best of 4:08.41 in mile at Wooo Pig Classic … Posted a PR of 8:02.21 in 3,000m to place eighth at Razorback Invitational.

Cross Country: Fourth Razorback to finish course as Arkansas earned a fourth-place podium finish in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, finishing 57th (31:04.2) … Earned first team All-SEC honor by finishing seventh in SEC Championships, third among Razorbacks as he posted a 23:51.3 on 5 mile course in Baton Rouge … Part of a 5-6-7-8-9 finish as Arkansas claimed the SEC title with 35 points … Placed third in LSU’s SEC Preview, second among Razorbacks, running 17:26.3 on 6k course as Arkansas claimed team title over Mississippi (29-37) … Placed 12th in the UAB Blazer Classic, producing a career best time of 23:50.4 to finish seventh among the Razorbacks.

Competed for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee … Coached by Jeff Langdon … Earned 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year in cross country … Also selected Belmont’s Newcomer of the Year for the 2018-19 season … Double champion at 2020 OVC Indoor in 3,000 (8:08.76) and 5,000 (14:45.32) … Produced indoor best of 8:05.32 in 3,000 to place fourth in Music City Challenge and outdoor best of 13:59.21 in 5,000 to finish 11th in Raleigh Relays … Silver medalist in 3,000 and 5,000 at 2019 OVC Indoor … In cross country, as a freshman placed second in 2018 OVC Championships (24:07.2, 8k) as Belmont finished second in team scoring … Finished fourth in NCAA South Region and was top freshman in field (31:20.2, 10k) as team placed fourth … Qualified as an individual in NCAA Championships, placing 107th (30:41.5, 10k) … Opened season by winning 2018 Belmont Opener (15:24.9, 3.1 miles) … Finished ninth in Vanderbilt Commodore Classic (25:15.3, 8k), sixth at Louisville Classic (23:55.9, 8k) and 28th in Wisconsin Pre-Nationals (24:28.5, 8k) … During 2019 cross country season raced twice, placing 15th in Commodore Classic and 33rd in Notre Dame Invitational.

Best times: 3:54.16 (1500), 13:59.21 (5000). Indoors: 4:13.39 (mile), 8:05.82 (3000), 14:32.41 (5000). XC: 23:55.90 (8k), 30:41.50 (10k)

High School
2016 Georgia cross country Gatorade Athlete of the Year … 2018 graduate of Trinity Christian School in Dublin, Georgia … Coached by Ron Clanton and Evan Winegamer … Lettered in cross country, track and field four years … School claimed four GISA State team title in track and field (2015-2018) … Individually, totaled 12 GISA State titles, earning three each in cross country, 800m, 1600m, and 3200m to sweep all four titles as a sophomore, junior and senior … Produced Georgia record of 8:52.70 in 3,200m and established best times of 1:55.86 (800), 4:10.95 (Mile), 4:14.18 (1600), 9:06.53 (2 Mile).

Jacob Brandon McLeod was born March 22, 2000 in Dublin, Georgia … Hometown is Soperton, Georgia … Son of Kirk and Robin McLeod … Has an older brother, Kaleb, who competed in cross country, track and field at Belmont … Majoring in Biology … Ambition is to become an orthopedic surgeon … Person most admires is coach Rob Clanton … Chose Arkansas because the team is never satisfied with anything but a win.

Jacob McLeod | Career Stats

Career Best


  • Mile | 4:08.42
  • 3,000m | 8:02.21
  • 5,000m | 13:39.50


  • 1,500m | 3:54.16
  • 5,000m | 13:59.21
  • 10,000m | 29:16.38