Jacob Burcham Commits to run for Oklahoma Sooners

Jacob Burcham, a 4:02.73 miler at the adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile, has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners - Photo and Graphic Design by Lance McDaniel


Jacob Burcham, a senior distance standout at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV, has made a commitment to run cross-country / track & field at the University of Oklahoma. Burcham will join fellow West Virginians, Brandon Doughty (class of 2011) and Eric Graff (class of 2012) of Jefferson High School / Shenandoah Junction, WV as Sooner teammates!

             Runs track and cross country at Cabell Midland High School (WV) for coach Chris Parsons

             Ran 10:14.40 for 3200 meters and a 4:33.22 (Nation Best) for 1600 meters as an eighth grader

             Won the Foot Locker South Regional 13-14 Boys 3000 meter run

             Set a new meet record for the boys 13-14 year old 1600 meter run at the Hershey Youth Track and Field State Meet

            Won the West Virginia state cross country championship as a sophomore in 2010, as a junior in 2011 and as a senior in 2012

            2010 Fastest Freshman Distance Runner in the United States: 4:14.51 for 1600 meters (1st), 9:20.34 for 3200 meters (1st), and 1:56.95 for 800 meters (3rd).

            Placed third in 2010, Champion in 2011 and Runner-up in 2012 at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational

            Was Runner-Up at the 2011 Great American Cross Country Festival

            Won the 2011 Cross Country Coaches Youth National Cross Country Championship for Intermediate Boys 15-16

            Won the 2012 Maymont X-Country Festival

            Placed fifth in 2010 and Champion in 2012 at the Nike Cross National Southeast Regional

            Became the first NXN individual qualifier for the state of West Virginia as a sophomore

            Placed sixteenth (All-American) in 2010 and eighty-fourth at Nike Cross Nationals

            2011-12 Gatorade West Virginia Boys XC Runner of the Year

             2010 West Virginia High School AAA Boys State T&F Runner-Up – 1600m, 3200m

             2011 West Virginia High School AAA Boys State T&F Champion – 800m, 1600m, 3200m

             2012 West Virginia High School AAA Boys State T&F Champion – 800m, 1600m, 3200m

             2010 US#1 Freshman Mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals (2nd fastest freshman time of All-Time)

             Placed seventh in the 1500m at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France (second fastest sophomore of All-Time)

             Placed second in the mile at the 2012 Brooks PR Invitational

             Placed third in the mile at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals (All-American honors)

             Won the national championship in the mile at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals

             Placed seventh as a sophomore and second as a junior in the mile at the Adidas Grand Prix

             Placed second in the mile at the 2012 Penn Relays Carnival

             2012 Cabell Midland HS 4x800m West Virginia #1 All-Time

Personal Bests

  • 1,500 Meter Run 3:46.55
  • 1,600 Meter Run 4:08.80
  • 3200 Meter Run 8:57.73
  • 400 Meter Dash 50.82
  • 5,000 Meter Run 14:58.04
  • 800 Meter Run 1:53.00
  • Long Jump 15-4.5
  • One Mile Run 4:02.73

Note:  Please see Jacob Burcham’s complete profile at WVRunners for the rest of his athletic achievements. Click here: Jacob Burcham