Jaka Muhar

  • Jaka
  • Muhar

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Gimnazija Jesenice
  • Hometown
    Jesenice, Slovenia

Updated: March 22, 2017

2017 outdoor:

2016 outdoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Earned the silver medal at the ACC Championships with his 68.47-meter javelin throw (224 ft., 8 in.) … Was a first-team All-ACC selection … Competed at the NCAA East Regional, placing 20th.

2015 outdoor: Improved his career best in the javelin to 70.08 meters (229 ft., 11 in.) at the Virginia Challenge ... Competed at the ACC Championships and recorded a best throw of 69. 72 meters (228 ft., 9 in.) ... Participated in the NCAA East Regional.

2014 outdoor: Redshirted.

2013 outdoor: Placed fourth in the javelin at the ACC Championship with a mark of 68.25 meters (223 ft., 11 in.) in his only meet of the season.

Prior to Tech: Set the Slovenian national youth record in the javelin throw (700g) in 2010 with a mark of 76.26 meters (250 ft., 2 in.), a performance that ranked No. 5 in the world … Took second in the javelin throw at the 2012 European Cup … Finished 11th at the World Junior Championships last year … Was the 2011 Slovenian junior and senior national champion in the decathlon with 7,194 points … Competed in the javelin at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships and the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships.

Personal: Born March 15, 1993 … Son of Peter and Romana Muhar … Brother of Matija, Virginia Tech thrower … Father played soccer in Slovenia … Mother was a national champion figure skater … Pursuing degrees in accounting and information systems and finance.

Muhar's Track and Field Career Bests


Javelin - 70.08m (229 feet, 11 inches), Virginia Challenge (2015)