Jake Keller - Sophomore
Jake is a second year high school cross country runner and second year letterman.
Son of Kerry Keller and Sheila Armstrong.
2012 & 2013 Letterman
2012 Sub 30 South Mahomet Loop Club
2012 Old Dog Club
2013 Scholar Athlete
2013 Clydesdale Award
2012 & 2013 16 Minute 3 Mile Club
2012 Personal Best Time 17:07 (16:54*)
2012 Personal Best 2 Mile Time 11:04
2013 Personal Best 16:56
2012 & 2013 Charleston Invitational Medalist
2012 & 2013 Springfield Invitational Medalist
2013 Springfield Invitational Open Meet Champion
Fastest Freshman Times List for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, E Peoria, & Metamora Invitationals
Fastest Sophomore Times List for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, & E Peoria Invitationals
2012 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September & October
2013 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, & November
As a freshman, Jake joins us from the jr high XC team that placed 4th
state. Jake also was an all-state runner in the 800 and 1600 in
in 8th grade. Jake has quickly gotten used to the high school
and had a strong first race. Jake opened up his high school
by running a 17:40 at the Charleston Invitational. Jake earned a
by placing 4th which helped his team earn a perfect score in the open
Jake ran fast enough to earn a spot on the fastest 15 top Freshman
List for the Charleston Invitational. He earned a spot on the
News-Gazette prep cross country leaders list in September. Jake
went on to help
his team win the Springfield Invitational Freshman race. He won a
by placing 4th with a time of 11:04. This is the 3rd fastest time
have ever had for a MS runner at this meet. He earned a spot on
fastest freshman time list for the Springfield Invitational. He
enough letter points after his second meet to earn a varsity
Jake ran a 33 second lifetime personal best at the Peoria Notre Dame
Invite. His time of 17:07 earned him a spot on our fastest
freshman all time list at this invitational. His strength showed
as he almost broke into the
16's. Jake earned a spot on our team's sub 30 south Mahomet loop
list by breaking 30 minutes in a 5 mile trial. Jake ran in the
for the first time at the East Peoria Invitational with a 16:54.
ran the 5th fastest time any freshman from MS that has ever run on that
Jake went on to run a 17:19 on our home course in our 1 team
Mahomet-Seymour Invitational. He placed 7th for our team.
He ran the 5th fastest
time any MS freshman has ever run on our home course. Jake made his way onto the
Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October.
Jake had another time in the 16s at the Metamora
proving himself to be one of the strongest runners in the area.
ran a 16:59 to earn a spot on our team's fastest freshmen times at the
Invitational with the 5th fastest MS freshman time ever. Jake ran
strong race at Conference on a slow course. He ran a 17:07 to tie
lifetime best 3 mile. He placed 5th in the open race and 9th on
team for the day. Jake earned a spot on our IHSA state series
He went on in practice to break 5 minutes in the mile to earn a spot on
team's old dog club.
As a sophomore, Jake came out strong. He physically is stronger and has more confidence. He ran extremely well in our early season time trials and I credit his determination for his success. Jake opened up his season with a strong run at the Charleston Invitational. He placed 38th which was high enough to earn him his first medal of the season. His fast time of 17:44 was fast enough to earn him a spot on our team's fastest 15 top sophomore times list for the Charleston Invitational. Jake had a very tough performance at the Springfield Invitational. He won in a big way. He was our first open race meet champion that our team has had at this invitational. He not only earned the championship medal, but he led our team to the open race championship team trophy. His time was fast enough to put him in our top 7 varsity for the day. His time is the 9th fastest sophomore time we have had at this invitational. The News-Gazette put him on their prep cross country leaders list in September. He earned his second varsity cross country letter early in the season. Jake ran a lifetime best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. He ran a 16:56. His time earned him the 14th fastest Mahomet sophomore time ever at this invite. He helped lead his team to the highest place we have ever had for our fresh/soph team at this invitational. Jake went on to run a good race at the East Peoria. He ran a 17:13 which earned him the 15th fastest Mahomet sophomore time ever at this invite. Jake made his way onto the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in October. Jake earned his way onto the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in November. Jake earned our team's clydesdale award for the 2013 season.