St. John’s Jesuit’s Jake Barnes signed to run cross country/track for the University of Cincinnati. He is a cross country four-year varsity letter winner and was All State his junior year. In track he was the 800 meter Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) Champion freshman, sophomore and junior years. He was on the 2015 OHSAA State Track Team 4 x 800 (anchor), 4 x 400 (anchor), 800 meter, 2015 New Balance National 4 x 800 (anchor) and 2014 OHSAA State Track Team 4 x 800 (anchor). He is the All Time School Record Holder for the Freshman 4 x 400 (3:38.2), 4 x 800 (8:40.5) and 800 meter (1:59.27). He holds Varsity Records in 4 x 400 (3:20.93) and 4 x 800 (7.51.09) and the No. 2 Varsity School Record 800 meter 1:54.62 (2015). He was nominated for the 2015 CYO Outstanding Athlete Award given to a senior varsity player who participates in CYO athletics in high school, has strong academics and is a strong role model. He played freshman and Junior Varsity basketball for the Titans.
He is in the Ambassador Society, a student leadership group that helps at school events, was a House Captain for two years, serves on the Integrity Committee and is on the Christian Service Core Team. He has been involved in the Men’s Choir and is a Eucharistic Minister. He has continually been on the Honor roll.
He earned the 2015 Man for Others Award given to students who exemplify Christianity through classroom, community and Christian Service. He has done volunteer work at Sunshine Children’s Home, Sunbridge Academy and Toledo Prep and Fitness Academy. He did international Christian Service in Guatemala. He helped plan and participated in Easter on Campus for preschoolers and Christmas on Campus with Queen of Apostles and Holy Rosary Schools.