2018-19: Ran 36:16 (81st) at the Eye Opener ... Ran 33:29 (225th) at the Queen City Invite ... Improved to run a season's best 32:54 (136th) at the Vertcross Invite ... Ran 34:03 (81st) at the Big South Championship.
2017-18: Ran 4-mile of 27:24 at the Asheville Invitational ... Ran 35:08 (26th) at the Will Wilson Invitational ... Improved to run a season's best 32:18 (116th) at the Queen City Invite ... Finished the season running 35:03 (77th) at the Big South Championship.
2016-17: Ran a 5k of 19:31 (25th) at the Carolina Challenge ... Ran 34:07 (45th) at the Furman Invitational ... Improved to run a season's best 31:44 (26th) at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational ... Ran 31:55 (106th) at the Asheville Invitational ... Ran 32:31 (32nd) at the Front Runner Invitational ... Ran 31:49 (77th) at the Big South Championship.
2015-16: Ran a 6k of 24:46 at the Winthrop Early Season Challenge ... Ran an 8k of 32:40 at the Furman Classic ... Ran a 31:18 at the Asheville Invitational ... Ran 32:58 at the Upstate Invitational / Big South Preview Meet ... Ran personal best 30:30 at the Disney Cross Country Classic ... Ran 31:25 at the College of Charleston Invitational ... Ran 32:02 at the Big South Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ran six years of cross country and track at Pinewood Prep for coach Kelly Hazel … Ran a PR of 17:30 at the 2014 SCISA 3A State Meet and helped his team win their first State Championship … Member of the 2013 SCISA State Champion 4x800m relay team … Competed at the 2014 SCISA State Championship Track Meet in the 3200m and 1600m finishing 8th and 11th ... Multisport athlete who also played soccer and basketball … Boys State participant … Attended Business Week at PC … Named to the Headmaster’s List all four years and earned the Community Service Gold Medal … AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Jake Birdsong was born to James and Miriam Birdsong in Summerville, SC … Has one sister, Hannah … Intends to major in education.