Jalen Peterkin
Jalen Peterkin

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

High School:
Southern

Position:
Throws


High School: Four-year letterwinner in both track and field and football at Southern High School...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 Honor Society member.

Personal: Born Jalen Christopher Peterkin on December 2, 1994 in Durham, N.C...Son of Dana Latimer and Chris Peterkin...Has two younger siblings Justin, 11, and Anderson, 8...Majoring in marketing and psychology.