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Evan Jager

Olympian 2012, 2016

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Algonquinn, IL


Harry D. Jacobs High School (Algonquin, Ill.) ‘07 Portland State University ‘13

Son of Joel and Cathy Jager...Has one sister, Mallory...Made his steeplechase debut early in 2012 and won the event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with only a handful of career races...Ended the 2015 season ranked No. 2 in the world in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...Collected his first national outdoor championship title with a time of 8:20.67 in 2013...Set the American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 8:06.81 in just his fifth career event start...Left the University of Wisconsin a year early to sign with Nike and follow his coach, Jerry Schumacher to Portland, Oregon, where he enrolled at Portland State University.
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th
  • Most recent: 2015 – 6th (3,000m steeplechase)
  • Years of Participation: Outdoor – 2009 (5,000m); 2013, 2015 (3,000m steeplechase)
  • Top finish: 5th – 2013 (3,000m steeplechase)
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