The Commodores' men's and women's teams competed in the Belmont Opener to open the season.
Major: Chemical Engineering; and minoring in Energy and Environmental Systems Honors 2013-2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll Top Times 5K - 16:52.84
2014: Completed the season by running a 33:49.20 at NCAA South Regionals. ... Finishing second for the Commodores, he ran a 26:08.70 at the SEC Championships... Posted a 26:37.67 at the Florida State Invitational as the third Commodore finisher... Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 28:15.1... Was the third Commodore to cross the line at the Commodore Classic, finishing with a time of 26:15.87... Posted a time of 16:08.81 and earned a 38th-place finish, third-best among the Commodores, at the Belmont Opener.
2013: Opened his college career as the Dores' top finisher at the Belmont Opener running the 5K course in 16:52.84... Finished the Commodore Classic at 27:03.03... Finished 50th at the Greater Louisville Classic in 26:43.93... Completed the Crimson Classic in 27:09.07... Was the second Commodore finisher at the SEC Championship in Gainesville, Fla. at 26:12.23, which is a personal best.
High School: Top 5K time in high school was 16:41 ... Was third in Alabama Class 6-A in the 3,200 meters during track season with a time of 9:40.
Personal: Son of David and Michele Van Geffen. Brother to Caleb (16) and Seth (14). Jake wants to work for EPA after Vanderbilt and is a member of FCA.