Jacobus named to ‘Bowerman’ preseason watch list


NEW ORLEANS — Two-time NCAA champion pole vaulter Lexi (Weeks) Jacobus has been named to The Bowerman 2018 Preseason Watch List, announced Monday afternoon by the USTFCCCA.

Jacobus is one of eight student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference, including Mikiah Brisco (LSU), Mady Fagan (Georgia), Sydney McLaughlin (Kentucky), Keturah Orji (Georgia), Raven Saunders (Ole Miss), Karissa Schweizer (Missouri) and Sammy Watson (Texas A&M) to be featured on the prestigious list of 10.

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A four-time first team All-American, Jacobus returns this season from a 2017 campaign which saw her vault to a silver medal at the SEC Indoor Championships, a gold medal at the SEC Outdoor 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.

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In addition to Jacobus, Razorbacks’ senior combined events performer and seven-time All-American Taliyah Brooks is received votes for the Preseason Watch List. The next Watch List will be announced on February 7.

The Bowerman 2018 Preseason Watch List

Mikiah Briscoe, LSU (Sprints/Hurdles)
Maggie Ewen, Arizona State (Throws)
Mady Fagan, Georgia (High Jump)
Lexi Jacobus, Arkansas (Pole Vault)
Sydney McLaughlin, Kentucky (Sprints/Hurdles)
Keturah Orji, Georgia (Jumps)
Raven Saunders, Ole Miss (Throws)
Karissa Schweizer, Missouri (Distance)
Ariana Washington, Oregon (Sprints)
Sammy Watson, Texas A&M (Mid-Distance)

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Also Receiving Votes:

Taliyah Brooks (Arkansas), Jasmine Camacho-Quinn(Kentucky), Hannah Cunliffe (Oregon), Kendall Ellis (Southern California), Ednah Kurgat (New Mexico)


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