2003-04: Ran a season-best mark in the 800 meters (1:56.46) at the Atlantic 10 Championship meet (5/1) which was the third fastest time on the team ... also ran a season-best time in the 1,500 meters (4:00.39) at the Brown Invitational (4/10) which ranked second on the team ... during the indoor season, ran a 2:35.82 in the 1,000 meters at the Rhode Island Mega Meet (2/9) ... at the Adidas Boston Indoor Games, placed sixth in his heat with a 1:59.78 in the 800 meters.
2002-03: Posted team's third-fastest time in 1,500-meter run with 4:00.45 clocking at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships, which was good for ninth place ... recorded team's fourth-best mile time during the indoor season at 4:23.14 ... finished 12th in the mile at the A-10 Indoor Championships in 4:27.88 ... was member of UMass' distance medley relay unit that finished second at the New England Championships and third at the A-10 meet, and was on 4x800-meter team that finished third at A-10's and fifth at the New England Championships ... ran at IC4A Championships as a member of both the distance medley and 4x800 relays, but neither advanced out of the preliminaries ... named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2001-02: Member of third-place 4x800-meter relay team at A-10 Outdoor Championship ... named to A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Taunton HS: Lettered four years in cross country and outdoor track, and three in indoor track at Taunton (Mass.) H.S. ... also played a year of hockey as a freshman ... owns school record in the mile at 4:26 ... finished fifth in Class A cross country meet as a senior and 26th at the All-State meet ... during indoor season as a senior, was second in the mile at the Class A meet and ninth at All-State, while he was third in the 800-meter run at the Class A meet ... captained team as a senior ... nine-time Old Colony All-Star, earning three awards each in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... first team Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise All-Scholastic in cross country (1998 and 1999) and indoor track (1999 and 2000) ... Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic performer in cross country (1999) and indoor (1999 and 2000) and outdoor (2000) track ... earned school's Russell H. Paling Memorial Award as Taunton High's Best Student-Athlete ... President of National Honor Society and was also member of the Key Club and the Unified Cultures Club.
Personal: Full name is John Adam Jacobson ... electrical engineering major ... born Oct. 25, 1981, in Fayetteville, N.C. ... son of Brian and Chong Silvia.