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  Jacob Burton
Jacob Burton

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Stuart, Fla.

High School:
Martin County


06/25/2013

Track & Field 'Noles Add To Class

Program gets another crop of strong newcomers

TFRRS Profile

Walk-on middle distance runner who will use his redshirt freshman cross country season to build his base for the 2014 indoor and outdoor track seasons under 2012 Olympian and volunteer coach Ciaran O'Lionaird.

Cross Country

2012: Sat out season as a redshirt.

Track & Field

2013: Outdoor - Competed unattached, primarily in the 800m, where he gained valuable experience behind graduating senior Darrin Gibson...established lifetime best in 800 at Seminole Invitational (1:50.07). Indoor - represented the Seminoles in four meets, including the ACC Indoor Championships, where he advanced to the finals of the 800 on the strength of his indoor PR of 1:51.23 and scored an eighth-place finish in the final...had a breakthrough 800 at the Razorback Invitational, finishing with then-best 1:52.30 in third place overall after winning his heat.

Personal

Attended Martin County High where he competed in cross country and track...three-time 3A state qualifier in the 800, capped by runner-up finish in 2012...cross country team also qualified for state during his senior year...2012 Treasure Coast Scripps Track Athlete of the Year...strong student who is pursuing a degree in business at FSU...arrived at FSU with 25 dual-enrollment hours...born July 7, 1994.


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