Jacobus Named To The Bowerman Preseason Watch List


NEW ORLEANS – For a third-straight season, three-time NCAA champion pole vaulter Lexi (Weeks) Jacobus has been named to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List, announced Monday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Jacobus is one of four student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), including Lynna Irby (Georgia), Sammy Watson (Texas A&M), and Jazmine Fray (Texas A&M) to be featured on the prestigious list of 10.

A six-time First-Team All-American, Jacobus returns this season from a 2018 campaign which saw her vault to a bronze medal at the SEC Indoor Championships, a gold medal at the SEC Outdoor Championships, a gold medal at the NCAA Indoor Championships, and a silver medal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. 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.

The next Watch List will be announced on February 6.

The Bowerman 2019 Preseason Watch List

» Jazmine Fray, Texas A&M
» Olivia Gruver, Washington
» Jessica Hull, Oregon
» Lynna Irby, Georgia
» Lexi Jacobus, Arkansas
» Dani Jones, Colorado
» Ednah Kurgat, New Mexico
» Mackenzie Little, Stanford
» Allie Ostrander, Boise State
» Sammy Watson, Texas A&M

Also Receiving Votes: Mady Fagan (Georgia), Erin Finn (Michigan), Nina Schultz (Kansas State), Nataliah Whyte (Florida Atlantic).