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JAAP VELLINGA

Player profile

position
Middle Distance
year
Middle Distance
hometown
Lemmer, The Netherlands
high school
University of Gronigen

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

The second-ranked 800-meter runner for The Netherlands enrolled in FSU’s sport management graduate program in January…should provide the Noles with a certain ACC scorer and NCAA qualifying contender…has both indoor and outdoor eligibility.

BEFORE FSU:

Enjoyed a major breakthrough on the track in 2016…established a new 800 PB of 1:47.69 in July at Ninove, Belgium…ran 1:50.11 for an indoor PB last February for runner-up finish at Dutch Indoor Nationals…riding summer momentum posted 1500 PB (3:49.03) and followed up a week later by winning 1000 in 2:22.86 at Andorf, Austria.

Personal:

Full name is Jaap Gerben Vellinga…earned his undegrad degree in accountancy & controlling for the University of Gronigen…web auditor of a middle distance team (www.team4mijl.nl)…son of Bouke and Rimke Vellinga…born July 28, 1994.