Jon Fakkema
Jon Fakkema
Height: 6-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Blaine, Wash.
High School: Blaine
Position: Throws
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
SP - 44', 11.5" (13.70m)
WT - 51', 10" (15.80m)

Outdoor:
SP - 45', 8" (13.92m)
DT - 144', 7.75" (44.09m)
HT - 171', 11" (52.40m)

2016-17: NEWMAC Champion (Hammer Throw)... NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team (Discus and shot put)... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in 15 meets... Was 16th in the discus at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship with a throw of 141 feet, five inches... At the D3 New England Outdoor Championship in the hammer throw, he was fourth with a throw of 165 feet... Was ninth in the shot put and 11th in the discus... Won the hammer at the NEWMAC Championship with a throw of 164 feet, three inches... Was second in both the shot put and the discus... Won the hammer in the dual meet with Williams at 156 feet, 11 inches... Was 10th in the weight throw at the D3 New England Indoor Championship with a throw of 49 feet, 9.25 inches and also finished 20th in the shot put... Had three runner-up finishes in the indoor season in the weight throw.

2015-16:
Competed in seven indoor meets ... took 19th in the shot put (43', 5.75" - 13.25m) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship ... registered a personal best throw of 44', 11.5" (13.70m) for third place in the shot put at the Tufts Cupid Challenege (2/6) and a best toss of 44', 6" (13.56m) for sixth place in the weight throw at the Bowdoin Invitational (1/23) ... competed in six outdoor meets ... finished 18th in the discus (119', 4" - 36.38m) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) ... also took fourth in the discus (132', 3" - 40.31m), fifth in the hammer (140', 9" - 42.91m) and sixth in the shot put (41', 5" - 12.62m) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) ... set personal records of 134', 0" (40.85m) when he placed third in the discus and 148', 1" (45.14m) when he placed third in the hammer at the MIT vs. Williams Dual Meet (4/16).

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering... Has done research on sodium battery anodes and Co2 Reduction Flow Cells.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Blaine High School … lettered four times in track and field … also lettered in football … Athlete of the Year … Lineman of the Year … eighth place in the shot put at the state championships … also played basketball … Blaine Honor Society … Valedictorian … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit Finalist … Washington Scholar.