Daan Hoomoedt is a talented Dutch Track & Field athlete specialised in triple jump, long jump and 400m sprint. He became a National Champion triple jump indoors twice (2021-2022) and placed 2nd in this event outdoors (2022). Daan is looking to join a strong college track team in the Fall of 2023.
Daan started his athletic career as a decathlete, but jumping has always been his greatest talent. He performs outstanding in the triple jump and, right now, this is his best event. Moreover, Daan won several national titles in this event as a U18 and U20 athlete, but also kept winning senior titles after his junior athletic career. Currently, Daan is exploring the sprint events and is primarily interested in running the 400m as he’s a fast sprinter too.
This past outdoor season (2022) Daan was ranked 3rd (1st U23) in triple jump. Unfortunately he hasn’t competed much because of injuries and didn’t compete in long jump, but he still ran several 4x400m relays and 200m sprint races this season. Moreover, Daan is great team player and likes to run relays with his club team PAC Rotterdam where he’s training. Other strengths are his discipline and persistence. Daan would like to get the maximum out of his athletic career and works hard to achieve his goals. He doesn’t give up easily and even though he is injury prone, he always manages to come back stronger and keeps motivated to train hard. An area of improvement that Daan is currently working on speed maintenance in the triple jump. He is working to improve his technique here, so he doesn’t reduce his speed while jumping as Daan tends to block himself during his jump. Daan also thinks there is room for improvement in the weight room and would like to become a stronger athlete.
His current PBs:
Triple jump: 15,07m (2023)
Long jump: 7,09m (2020)
60m: 7,18s (2022)
200m: 22,17s (2021)
400m: 48,81s (2021)
His major athletic goals in the USA are to perform at his absolute best for his future college track team, get the maximum out of his athletic career and PB in all events. Ultimately, he would like to jump close to 15,50m in the triple jump.
Daan’s height is 1.78m (5’10) and he weighs 73kg (160 lbs).
Daan graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Medical Life Sciences at Hogeschool Rotterdam in 2021. He’s interested in doing a masters program in biology, chemistry or something related. For more information about his academics, please check out the details section below.