The Deacs are coming off a number of strong performances at last weekend's UNC Invitational
Dearmon's Personal Bests 1,500m (Outdoor): 4:07.74 One Mile Run (Indoor): 4:33.67 3,000m Steeplechase: 9:54.70
Opened the season with a strong performance in the 1,500m at the Wake Forest Open on Mar. 17, crossing the line in 4:07.74 ... Placed second in the same event at the Winston-Salem State Invitational on Mar. 31 with a time of 4:10.02 ... Made his lone appearance in the 3,000m steeplechase at the VertKlasse Meeting, finishing seventh overall in 9:54.70.
Raced in the mile run twice during the season, finishing 11th at the UNC Invitational in 4:33.67 and 29th at the Hokie Inivational in 4:34.34.
Earned a total of eight varsity letters at Fort Walton Beach High, with four coming from cross country and four from track and field ... High school team finished in the top five at the State Cross Country Championships for three consecutive years ... Member of the district and regional champion 4x800-meter relay team ... State runner-up in the 4x800-meter relay ... Fort Walton finished second overall in the team standings at the State Meet ... A three-time Florida state medalist ... Current school record-holder in cross country ... A member of the school record-setting 4xMile, 4x800m, and distance medley relay teams ... A USATF All-American in the 2000-meter Steeplechase ... Graduated Magna Cum Laude ... A four-year Viking Scholar ... A member of the Florida first place cross country academic team ... An AP Scholar with Merit ... A Harvard National Congress finalist.
Full name is Jake Dumont Dearmon ... Son of Delys Dearmon ... Born on November 29, 1992, in Houston, Texas ... Plans to pursue a degree in Physics ... Former teammates now running collegiately include Matt Bevil (Brown), Luc Lawrence (Florida), Sam Ammons (Troy), Chris Douglas (Bradley), Brandon Murphy (Huntington), and Kevin Bryant (Troy).
Up Close with Jake
My role model is...American runner Nick Symmonds.
My favorite professional sports team is...The New Orleans Saints.
One food I absolutely will not eat is...Snails.
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...The Economist.
My dream job is to...Run a multinational engineering company.
If I was not running at Wake Forest, I would play...Field Hockey.
One fact that most people don't know about me is...That I love to spearfish.
My favorite restaurant is...A local restaurant in my hometown, Harbor Docks.
If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, I would choose...Jesus, Steve Prefontaine, and Albert Einstein.
Something I cannot live without is...My running shoes.
My favorite professional athlete is...Bernard Lagat.
My favorite book is...Born to Run.
One word I would use to describe myself is...Dedicated.
If I could vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to...Lower Exumas in the Bahamas.
My favorite television shows are...Deadliest Catch and Swamp People.