Jalen Peterkin
Jalen  Peterkin


Durham, N.C.

High School:



East Carolina Concludes Run At AAC Outdoor Championships

Avion Jones Named Field Performer of the Meet


Track And Field Wins Seven Events At Duke Invitational

Pirates Excel in Final Tuneup Before AAC Outdoor Championships


East Carolina Wins 10 Events At Carolina Relays

Pirates Kick Off Outdoor Campaign With Strong Effort

2014-15 Track and Field: Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season … Posted a personal-best mark of 14.48m (47-06.25) to finish fifth in the shot put at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup … Took fifth place in the weight throw at the Kent Taylor Invitational, checking in with a mark of 14.23m (46-08.00) … Came in second in the shot put at the Bill Carson Invitational with a mark of 15.49m (50-10.00) before putting up a personal best of 15.73m (51-07.25) (fifth-highest in program history) to finish ninth at the AAC Outdoor Championships.

2013-14 Track and Field: Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season … Threw up a team season-best 15.18m (49-09.75) in the shot put at the C-USA Outdoor Championships resulting in a 10th-place finish.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in both track and field and football ... Won the 2013 4A State Championship in the shot put ... 2013 New Balance National Qualifier in the shot put ... Ranked No. 2 in the state with a personal-best mark of 59-06.00 in the shot put ... Placed third in the shot put at the 2013 4A Indoor State Finals ... New Balance Indoor National Qualifier as a senior ... 2012 4A State runner up as a junior ... 4A Indoor State runner up in the shot up in his junior year ... Three-time All-Conference honoree in the shot put ... All-Conference in the discus as a sophomore ... Conference Champion in the shot put as a freshman ... National Honors Society member.

Personal: Born Dec. 2, 1994 in Durham, N.C. ... Son of Dana Latimer and Chris Peterkin ... Has two younger siblings Justin and Anderson ... Majoring in marketing and psychology.