Jake Wickert


Player profile

  • Hometown Medina, Ohio
  • Last School University of Akron
  • Year Senior
  • Major Mechanical Engineering

Personal Records : 8k – 25:22.2 | 1500 – 3:48.50 | 3000 – 8:37.98

Ohio State Career

  • 2021 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
  • Transferred to Ohio State after starting career at Akron
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete


  • Cross Country
    • Ran at Big Ten Championships
    • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
  • Indoor
    • Ran career best 8:37.98 in 3000m at Spire B1G Invite
  • Outdoor
    • Personal best time of 3:48.50 in the 1500m at the Big Ten Championships to place 23rd
    • Third in the 1500m at Maryland in March and finished fourth in the event at the Jesse Owens Invitational
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete


  • Cross Country
    • Competed at the 2019 Big Ten Conference cross country championships, held at the OSU Golf Club
    • Made Ohio State debut at Miami Opener and also ran at Commodore Classic, Buckeye preview (setting personal best with 25:22.2) and Nuttycombe Invitational
  • Indoor
    • Did not compete
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Competed in all six cross country races for Akron in 2018 and in four indoor meets; did not compete in outdoor season
  • Recorded a season-best 8K time of 25:17.4 to help the Zips capture the team title at the All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 29) placing 39t
  • Turned in a time of 25:33.17 to finish 29th at the Mid-American Conference Championships
  • Second Team All-MAC in the indoor DMR


  • Majoring in mechanical engineering
  • Son of Scott and Kimberly Wickert