Jake Hally is from Indianapolis, IN and a graduate of Southport High School.His parents are Kathy Guarnery, Tim Hally.
Other athletes in your family: My dad has "competed" in the Indianapolis mini marathon for many years. I also have two cousins who ran for DePauw and Dartmouth University.
Must-hear song before competing: "I gotta feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas and "Intro" by The xx
What did you want to be growing up: When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be part of the NASA space program. As I entered high school, I wanted to be a chemical engineer; but I didn't like physics class, so I wanted to do chemistry.
Favorite class and why: U.S. History....cause why not?
Person who pushes you or makes you better: I'd have to say my longtime running partner Clayton Bowie. He pushed me to my limits on almost every workout. After the 2013 high school track season, he showed me how hard I needed to work to achieve the highest amount of success. Unfortunately, I couldn't compete at his level during our last season together, but I doubt I would be running in college if he hadn't trained with me.