Best Time: 8K: 25:26.0 (9/30/05); 10K: 33:07.8 (11/12/05).
2005: After two years away from the course, opened the season with a 27:11.7 at the Great American Legends (9/9), a time he would improve by 1:45 during the season; finished 24th of 224 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/16) with a 16:15.0; posted a career-best time of 25:26.0 at the elite Notre Dame Invitational; ran a 26:29.08 at the Big Ten Championships (10/30), improving his finishing position from the 2002 championships by 19 places.
2004: Did not compete.
2003: Did not compete.
2002: Ran a 25:50.0 in his first collegiate 8K race at the Great American Legends (9-7-02); posted a personal-best at the Stanford Invitational, running a 25:39.0 (9-28-02).
Big Ten Championships: 2005 - 26:29.08 (58); 2002 - 26:15.0 (77).
High School: Earned three letters in cross country at North Central High School; was the Tri-River Conference champion as a junior and senior; served as team captain as a senior, earning all-state and team MVP accolades.
Personal: Michial Joseph Jacob was born on Sept. 10, 1983, in Linton, Ind.; is the son of John and Mary Jacob.