Jacobus Named To The Bowerman Mid-Outdoor Watch List

NEW ORLEANS – Three-time NCAA champion pole vaulter Lexi (Weeks) Jacobus has been named to The Bowerman 2018 Mid-Outdoor Watch List, announced Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Jacobus is one of five student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference, including Aleia Hobbs (LSU), Sydney McLaughlin (Kentucky), Keturah Orji (Georgia), and Karissa Schweizer (Missouri) to be featured on the prestigious list of 10.

A five-time first-team All-American, Jacobus finished the indoor season as a bronze medalist at the SEC Indoor meet en route to a third NCAA Championship in her signature event. She holds a personal best in the event of 4.70m/15-5, the No. 2 mark in program history and a clearance which earned her an Olympic berth during her freshman season in 2016.

In addition to Jacobus, Razorbacks’ senior combined events performer and eight-time All-American Taliyah Brooks received votes for the Mid-Outdoor Watch List. The next Watch List will be announced on May 2.

The Bowerman 2018 Mid-Outdoor Watch List

Bowerman 2018 Mid-Outdoor Watch List    
Kendall EllisSeniorSouthern CaliforniaSprintsPembroke Pines, Fla.
Maggie EwenRS-SeniorArizona StateThrowsSt. Francis, Minn.
Aleia HobbsSeniorLSUSprintsNew Orleans, La.
Lexi JacobusJuniorArkansasPole VaultCabot, Ark.
Sydney McLaughlinFreshmanKentuckyHurdles/SprintsDunellen, N.J.
Keturah OrjiSeniorGeorgiaJumpsMount Olive, N.J.
Allie OstranderRS-SophomoreBoise StateDistanceKenai, Alaska
Elinor PurrierSeniorNew HampshireDistanceMontgomery, Vt.
Karissa SchweizerSeniorMissouriDistanceUrbandale, Iowa
Gabby ThomasJuniorHarvardSprints/JumpsFlorence, Mass.

Also Receiving Votes: Taliyah Brooks (Arkansas), Jazmine Fray (Texas A&M), Ashley Henderson (San Diego State), Lynna Irby (Georgia)

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