Jaap Van Gaalen | Middle distance
Hometown: Ramstein AFB, Germany
Previous School: Ramstein
Major: Conservation Science
200 meter dash: 23.53 (Prairie Wolf Invite)
400 meter dash: 51.35 (Prairie Wolf Invite)
600 yard run: 1:17.23 (UNK Invite)
200 meter dash: 22.73 (GPAC Championships)
400 meter dash: 50.10 (GPAC Championships)
800 meter run: 2:07.27 (Concordia Twilight)
4x400 meter relay: 3:13.26 (NAIA National Championships) *school record
2013 NAIA Outdoor All-American (4x400m relay)
2013 GPAC All-Conference (400m)
Prepped at the Ramstein high school in Germany for four years ... His junior and senior year he was team captain ... His junior year he was named All-Europe second team ... Senior year was named All-Europe first team ... He earned four varsity letters ... His junior year his team was state champions ... He placed second in he 400m running his best time of 49.60 ... On the 4x800m relay they also finished second with a school record time ... The 4x400m relay placed third also his junior year ... Senior year he competed in the 4x400m and 4x800m relays ... Placed first in each of these relays ... Team finished third overall ... Also played football for four years ... Was an honor student.
Born March 4 in Enschede, The Netherlands ... Son of Willem and Petra van Gaalen ... Has two sisters, one older and one younger.