Tennessee’s Dylan Jacobs Turns Pro, Signs With On

By Chris Chavez

July 5, 2023

Tennessee’s Dylan Jacobs, the 2022 NCAA 10,000m champion and 2023 NCAA indoor 5000m champion, has decided to forego the remainder of his NCAA eligibility and turn pro with On.

Here’s what you need to know:

– Jacobs is wrapping up his graduate student year and his first year at Tennessee. He broke the Vols’ 5000m and 10,000m records this spring with a 13:36.93 victory at the SEC Championships and a 28:01.53 at the Bryan Clay Invitational in April.

– He owns an outdoor 5000m personal best of 13:23.45 from the 2022 ACC Championships while at Notre Dame and an indoor 5000m personal best of 13:11.01 (No. 3 on the all-time NCAA indoor list) from January’s Terrier Classic at Boston University. He is No. 2 all-time on the NCAA indoor 3000m list with his 7:36.89 from February’s Millrose Games.

– Jacobs won the 2022 NCAA 10,000m title while at Notre Dame and then decided to transfer to Tennessee to follow coach Sean Carlson following Carlson's hiring as head distance coach there last summer. Jacobs will still be working with Carlson and continue to live and train in Knoxville as a professional. He is also working on a master's degree in management & human resources.

– Jacobs finished 14th in 29:12.47 at this year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships 10,000m final in hot and humid conditions in Austin, Texas. He qualified for the 5000m at the championships but did not contest the final.

Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.