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 Ellis||Senior||Southern California||Sprints||Pembroke Pines, Fla.|
|Maggie Ewen||RS-Senior||Arizona State||Throws||St. Francis, Minn.|
|Aleia Hobbs||Senior||LSU||Sprints||New Orleans, La.|
|Lexi Jacobus||Junior||Arkansas||Pole Vault||Cabot, Ark.|
|Sydney McLaughlin||Freshman||Kentucky||Hurdles/Sprints||Dunellen, N.J.|
|Keturah Orji||Senior||Georgia||Jumps||Mount Olive, N.J.|
|Allie Ostrander||RS-Sophomore||Boise State||Distance||Kenai, Alaska|
|Elinor Purrier||Senior||New Hampshire||Distance||Montgomery, Vt.|
|Karissa Schweizer||Senior||Missouri||Distance||Urbandale, Iowa|
|Gabby Thomas||Junior||Harvard||Sprints/Jumps||Florence, Mass.|
Also Receiving Votes: Taliyah Brooks (Arkansas), Jazmine Fray (Texas A&M), Ashley Henderson (San Diego State), Lynna Irby (Georgia)
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