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    J.R. Creekmore     
     
      J.R. Creekmore
Hometown:
Wilmington, Del.

High School:
Archmere Academy

Weight:
163

Event:
XC/Distance

Year (XC/In/Out):
Sr./R-Jr./R-Jr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
CROSS COUNTRY
5K: 15:39 (H.S.)
8K: 25:55 (2012)
10K: 33:10.9 (2012)

INDOORS
1600m: 4:29.24 (2011)
3000m: 8:54.74 (2013)
5000m: 14:41.03 (2014)

OUTDOORS
1500m: 4:00.93 (2014)
3000m 8:55.65 (2014)
3200m: 9:35.59 (H.S.)
5000m: 14:42.79 (2014)
10,000m: 30:49.19 (2014)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Named to the 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned both the 2012 Vol Scholar Award and the James Snow Award for the Outstanding Academic Vol Freshman for his 3.92 GPA in Material Science

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoor
  • 23rd in 5000m at SEC Championship
  • Personal best in 5000m at Aggie Invitational finishing fifth in 14:51.03
  • Season best of 8:56.75 in 3000m at Virginia Tech Invitational
Outdoor
  • Made outdoor debut in the 1500m and 3000m at the Tennessee Challenge 5/3/14
  • Personal best of 14:42.79 in 5000m at Penn Relays (4/26/14)
  • Improved upon outdoor best in 10,000m two consecutive meets

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Ran unattached at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 3000m, earning a new career best of 8:54.74 and placing 11th
Outdoors
  • Scored a personal best of 14:57.57 in the 5000m at Raleigh Relays
  • Ran personal best in 10000m with time of 31:36.59 at Sea Ray Relays


2012 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Ran sixth for the team and 103rd overall at the NCAA South Regional, navigating the 10K course in a personal best time of 33:10.9
  • Finished 8th on the team and 94th overall in 26:27.85 at the 8K SEC Championships
  • Scored for the first time as a Vol, finishing 21st in the race and fifth on the team in 16:06.70
  • Ran sixth for the Vols and 66th overall in a then-personal best time of 26:11.79 at the 8K Commodore Classic
  • Improved his 8K time again at the Brooks Paul Short Run, completing the race in 25:55 to finish in 158th place overall and fifth on the team
  • Finished 55th overall and fifth on the team in 27:17.00 at the 8K Crimson Classic

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Honors -
  • Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Vol Scholar Award and the James Snow Award for the Outstanding Academic Vol Freshman
Indoors -
  • N/A
Outdoors -
  • N/A

2011 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Competed in the SEC Championships, running to an 8K PR of 26:59.74 and a placing of 79th
  • Finished 16th overall and seventh on the team at the 8K Tennessee Invitational, logging a then-career-best time of 26:59.92
  • Placed 44th overall and ran eighth on the team at the Belmont-VU Opener, logging a 5K time of 16:36.43

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Earned all-state acclaim in cross country his final three seasons and was a two-time all-state honoree in track and a four-time award-winner in swimming
  • Made all-county all four years in cross country and during his final two seasons on the oval
  • Helped Archmere win state cross country team titles in 2007 and 2008
  • His career cross country 5K best is 15:39
  • PRs on the oval include 9:35.59 for 3200m, 4:20.78 for 1600m and 1:59.08 for 800m
  • Member of National, Spanish and Science National Honor Societies
  • Won the 1600m at the 2011 Delaware Meet of Champions and claimed the 3200m crown at the 2010 edition of that meet
  • Third in the 1600m and fourth in the 3200m at the 2011 Delaware DII State Championships
  • Was third in those events at state in 2010
  • Went to the New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2011

PERSONAL
  • Born Dec. 1, 1992, in Newark, Del.
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Interested in materials science engineering as a course of study
  • Parents are Richard and Lisa Creekmore
  • Has a younger brother, Ben
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