Jacob Robinson To Run For Dalton State

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Dalton State cross country coach Andy Meyer, Jacob Robinson, and Hiram High XC coach Russell Brand
Dalton State cross country coach Andy Meyer, Jacob Robinson, and Hiram High XC coach Russell Brand

Dalton State Cross Country Coach Andy Meyer has signed an elite Paulding County runner to join the young Roadrunner team this fall.

Hiram High’s Jacob Robinson has only been running competitively for two years, but Coach Meyer loves what the star has accomplished. 

“Jacob is an unknown talent,” Meyer said.  “He has accomplished so much in just two years of running.”

Robinson’s personal best in the 5K is 15:58. His two-mile best has been 9:48. He finished second by only one second in the one mile during this year’s Dalton Rotary Club Ronnie McClurg Invitational Track Meet. 

The newest Roadrunner holds cross country course records at White Oaks  (16:36) and Fox Hill Farms (15:59). He led the Hiram Hornets to last fall’s 5 AAAAA region championship.

“We are excited to have Jacob as a part of our program,” said Meyer. “We literally have no clue as to what his potential could be. It is unlimited.” 

The coach said Dalton State is now positioned to have a sensational 2014 season. “Bringing him in with the other outstanding freshman, plus our returning super sophomores, we are poised to excel.”


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