The team hits the road as the countdown to the SEC Championships begins
The senior edged out his own record by 0.02 seconds tonight at Stanford
The freshman continued his stellar season as the Tigers' first SEC Champion for Track & Field
The Tigers brought in six more All-SEC honors, including a 2nd place performance by sophomore Jill Rushin
The squads are down in Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend to match up against some of the best programs in the nation
SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
|Hammer Throw||61.5m||Big 12 Championship||05/2012|
|Weight Throw||19.49m||Missouri Collegiate Open||02/2012|
|Discus||50.4m||Kip Janvrin Open||04/2011|
- Big 12 Champion in the weight throw (2012)
- All-Big 12 in the hammer throw (2010-2012)
- NCAA Championship Preliminary Round Qualifier (2011, 2012)
Indoor Track- Started the season with a 1st place finish in the weight throw at the MU KU Dual, hitting 18.40m...Followed that with 2nd and 3rd place performances at the Illini Classic and Texas A&M Invitational, respectively...Earned a new personal record at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, taking 1st place with a throw of 19.49m, besting his previous record by over two meters...Ended the season with a Big 12 title, winning the competition with a throw of 19.26m.
Outdoor Track- Continued the trend of 1st place finishes after the indoor season with a winning hammer throw of 55.65m at the CMU Open...Went on to take 1st in the hammer throw at the Missouri Relays with a mark of 58.29m, and 3rd at the Arkansas Spring Invitational with a throw of 56.96m...Competed in the discus at the LSU Invitational and Tom Botts Invitational...Took 4th in the hammer throw at Tom Botts, finishing with a 58.37m throw...Earned his third All-Big 12 honor in the hammer throw, taking 3rd with a new personal record of 61.50m...Finished the season at the NCAA Preliminary Round, where he finished the hammer throw with a mark of 58.21m.
Indoor Track- Jacob had a great season as he reset 2 personal-bests in the throws, highlighted by a season-best toss of 17.65m in the weight throw at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, placing him 2nd in the event...Finished just two spots shy of All-Big 12 honors in the weight throw with a toss of 17.43m at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Set a personal-best in the shot put at the MU-KU Border Dual, checking in at 12.68m.
Outdoor Track- Jacob built upon his strong indoor season and once again tallied personal-best marks in two events...Earned All-Big 12 honors in the hammer throw with a 6th place finish after throwing 59.04m, earning him a qualifying spot at the NCAA Championship Preliminary Round...Reset his personal-best in the discus at the Kip Janvrin Open, tossing 50.40m, placing 3rd overall.
Indoor Track- His season-best mark of 16.40m (53-93/4) came at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where he placed 5th...His 2nd best mark was at the season-opening Missouri Invitational, where he threw 16.38m (53-9) to earn 7th...He also competed at the MU-KU Border Dual, where he threw 15.50m (50-101/4), and the Bill Bergan Invitational, where he was measured at 15.23m (49-113/4)...He finished the season at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, where he threw 15.12m (49-71/4).
Outdoor Track- Jacob turned out an All-Big 12 performance in the hammer throw, putting down a huge new personal-best mark of 55.16m (180-11), 4.0m better than his previous best throw, to take 8th...His 2nd best throw came at the Arkansas Twilight, when he hit 51.52m (169-0)...He also competed in the hammer throw at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational, throwing 51.35m (168-5), and eclipsed the 50m at the Missouri Relays when he measured in at 50.64m (166-1)...Also competed in the discus throw during the regular season, turning in a personal-best of 48.34m (158-7) at the Missouri Relays.
Indoor Track- Competed in the weight throw at the Missouri Invitational, where he placed 11th with a mark of 14.15m...Ended the season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where he took 7th with a throw of 13.92m.
Outdoor Track-Did not compete
Competed for Jackson HS under coach Nathan Norman...Jacob was a two-time MSHSAA State Qualifier in the discus (2007, 2008), and earned an All-State honor with a 5th place finish (2008)...He was a two-time SEMO Conference Champion in the discus (2007, 2008)...High school best for the discus is 167-8.
Parents are Joe and Darlene...Born December 26, 1989 in Cape Girardeau, MO...Also participated in football and wrestling during high school...Bright-Flight Scholar...Is studying Mechanical Engineering
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