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Jacob Cosby Athlete Profile

Jacob Cosby

Position: Steeplechase Height: 5-9 Weight: 140 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007 | 2009-2013 Hometown: Flower Mound, TX Mission: Tallahassee, FL Last School: Marcus High School


  • Born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Parents are Van and Ruth
  • Working on a master's degree in accounting
  • Married to Lauren Cosby, a member of the women's soccer team

Before BYU

  • Four-time district champion (twice in 800m, twice in 1600m)
  • Regional champion in the 800m
  • All-state in cross country and track and field in 2005
  • Was ranked second in the nation in the 1600m
  • Lettered three years in cross country and four years in track
  • Holds school records in the 800m and 1600m


Indoor -

  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team (2007, 2011, 2012)
  • MWC Championship Team (2007)

Outdoor -

  • NCAA Regionals (3,000m 2007)
  • MWC Championship Team (2007)

Personal Records

  • 800 meters -- 1:53.69
  • 1600 meters -- 4:11.42
  • 3200 meters -- 9:31.00
  • Mile -- 4:06.00
  • Steeplechase -- 8:48

Career Stats

2007 | Freshman Year


  • Took fifth in the mile at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Ran his season-best time in the mile (4:16.00) at the University of Washington Invitational
  • Competed in the mile at the Husky Classic
  • Ran a season-best 1:54.91 in the 800 meters at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational


  • Competed in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed fifth in the open 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Finished eighth in the 1500 meters with a season-best 3:53.62 at the MWC Championships
  • Finished fifth in the steeplechase at the MWC Championships, qualifying for regionals
  • Competed in the steeplechase and ran a season-best time of 9:03 at the West Region meet while finishing third in his heat
  • Earned Academic All-America honors

2011 | Sophomore Year


  • Ran a 4:06 mile twice at Washington Invitational
  • Member of MWC indoor championship team, placed 5th in the mile
  • Placed 5th overall (second in his heat) in 2011 for the 3000m steeplechase and qualified for nationals with a time of 8:48
  • Honorable mention All-American in the 3000m steeplechase
  • Earned Academic All-America honors

2012 | Junior Year

  • Won West Coast Invitational steeplechase event with a time of 8:57
  • Qualified for NCAA Regional meet
  • Division I All-Academic Team