Jackson Feinknopf
Jackson Feinknopf
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Bexley
Events: Distance

Developed into one of Wooster’s top distance runners and is expected to compete amongst the top in the conference … Described by the staff as an extremely hard worker, and puts in the effort to compete at the championship level.

2017 Cross Country: Emerged as the team’s No. 1 harrier and earned honorable mention all-conference honors thanks to a 15th-place time of 26:09.1 at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 28) … Helped the Scots to the highest finish, fourth, since the 2013 league meet … Turned in a strong outing at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11) with a 60th-place effort of 26:52.2 … Placed in the top 30 at the Jenna Strong Invitational (Oct. 13) with a 26:53.5 on the championship-length course, and logged a 26:50.4 at the All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 29).

2017 Outdoor: Clipped season-best 16:04.32 in the 5000 meters at the All-Ohio Championships (April 15) … Finished 10th in 5K (16:11.06) and 11th in 10000 meters (33:37.42) at the NCAC Championships (May 6) … Went 4:14.87 in the 1500 meters at the Kenyon Spring Invitational to finish fourth overall … Tabbed as a NCAC Athlete-of-the-Week for time of 4:12.79 at the non-scoring Charleston Southern Invite (March 17-18).

2017 Indoor: Recorded four top-five individual finishes on the year … Won the 5K with a personal-best 15:56.60 at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 28) … Followed up with a second-place time and personal-record 9:12.27 in the 3,000 meters at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 18) … Turned in a16:08.98 in the 5K as a top-20 finisher at the All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 11) … Finished just outside a scoring range at the NCAC Championships (March 4) with a 10th-place finish in the 3K (9:15.18) and 11th-place time in the 5K (15:57.43).

2016 Cross Country: Ran to a top-seven team finish in all eight of Wooster’s competitions … Turned in third-place team finish at Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12)  with a clip of 26:44 … Seventh Scot to cross (28:59) at NCAC Championships (Oct. 30) … Tallied third-place team finish (28:19.6) at All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 30) while placing 59th overall among Div. III competitors.

2016 Outdoor: Competed four times in the 5000 meters and twice in the 3000 meters … Turned in a season-best 3000 (9:16.96) at the Denison Big Red Invitational (April 29), and a 16:15.92 in the 5000 during the Wooster Invitational (April 2).

2016 Indoor: Lone appearance came during the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 20) … Turned in a 9:48.68 in the 3000.

2015 Cross Country: Logged four starts on the year … Competed at the All-Ohio Championships, and crossed at 34:03.6 (Oct. 2).

Prior to Wooster: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field for Jeff Landis at Bexley High School.

Personal: Born Dec. 25, 1996 … Son of Brad and Abby Feinknopf … Majoring in anthropology with a focus in pre-architecture.