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Jacob DeValve

Class: R-Junior
Position: Decathlon
Height: 6-3

Previous School: Manchester HS

Hometown: Manchester, Conn.

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Captured his first Big South title, winning the decathlon with an IC4A-qualifying score of 6,904 points
• His shot put mark during the Big South decathlon (49-4.5) was the best ever by a Liberty athlete within a decathlon competition
• Also placed fifth in the Big South javelin (personal-best 196-7) and sixth in the Big South shot put final (season-best 50-8.25)
• Sped to a personal-best 400 clocking of 49.22 seconds at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Included on both the Big South and USTFCCCA All-Academic teams

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Limited by injury during much of the season
• Fifth-place finisher in the Big South shot put

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member
• Competed in three events at the Big South Championship, placing fourth in the shot put, sixth in the javelin and 12th in the discus
• Season-best marks of 50-8.75 in the shot put and 188-11 in the javelin came at the Big South meet

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Finished fourth in the Big South shot put final
• Threw the shot put during his IC4A meet debut
• Claimed a spot on Liberty's all-time top 10 list with his winning shot put heave of 51-7.75 at the Liberty Quad

2010 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any meets and was redshirted

2009-10 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any meets and was redshirted

Prep
• Graduated from Manchester High School
• Won the Connecticut State Open decathlon title as a senior, scoring 6,252 points in only his second try at the multi event
• Posted runner-up finishes in the 400-meter dash and shot put at the 2009 Connecticut State Open meet

Personal
• Son of Timothy and Laurie DeValve
• Father was a distance runner at Connecticut
• Religion major
• Birthday is on April 30

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
60 – 7.11 (Indoor)
100 - 11.05
400 - 49.22
1,500 - 4:52.56
55H - 8.19 (Indoor)
60H - 9.09 (Indoor)
110H - 15.85
LJ - 20-4.5 (6.21m)
HJ - 5-7.25 (1.71m)
PV - 11-3.75 (3.45m)
SP – 52-0.5 (15.86m)
DISC – 146-5 (44.62m)
JAV – 196-7 (59.93m)
DEC - 6,904

Big South Individual Titles (1)
2012 Outdoor Decathlon

All-Big South Honors (3)
2012 Outdoor Decathlon - 1st
2013 Indoor Shot Put - 3rd
2013 Outdoor Shot Put - 3rd