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Alexis "Lexi" Jacobus (née Weeks, born November 20, 1996) is an American pole vaulter. Lexi Jacobus has an identical twin Tori Weeks Hoggard, who is also a pole vaulter. Lexi qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics by finishing third at the Olympic trials.[1] Jacobus is the first woman to win 4 NCAA Division 1 pole Vault titles.[2][3]

Lexi Jacobus
Personal information
Birth nameAlexis Weeks
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-11-20) November 20, 1996 (age 23)
Jacksonville, Arkansas
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
TeamUniversity of Arkansas
Turned pro2019
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)4.70 metres (15 ft 5 in)
4.68 metres (15 ft 4 12 in) i

Lexi Jacobus, a four-time NCAA pole vault champion, seven-time All-American and five-time SEC champion for the Arkansas Razorbacks, has joined the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans coaching staff. Derek Jacobus, Lexi Jacobus’ husband who was an All-American decathlete at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, is a University of Arkansas at Little Rock GA coach after previously serving as volunteer assistant coach. Lexi Jacobus will to continue training for the 2020 Olympics after graduating from Arkansas with a biochemistry degree and a 4.0 GPA while serving as assistant coach at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.[4]

GlobalEdit

Jacobus qualified for 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Jacobus placed 19th in Women's Pole Vault at the 2016 Olympics, clearing 4.45 metres (14 ft 7 in) and third at the Olympic trials pole vault in 4.70 metres (15 ft 5 in).

representing Team USA
Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) T-19th
US Championships
2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships NH @ 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in) T-11th
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) 9th
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships NH @ 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in) T-10th
2016 Olympic trials 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)   3rd

NCAAEdit

Lexi, Tori Weeks Hoggard, and Desiree Freier placed 1st, 2nd and 5th scoring 22 points for the Arkansas Razorbacks at 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field championships.[5] Lexi Jacobus set a NCAA Division I championship record[6] and won at 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships pole vault in 4.66 metres (15 ft 3 12 in) and placed third Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in 4.38 metres (14 ft 4 12 in) behind champion Olivia Gruver and her sister Victoria Hoggard. In 2019, Lexi won the NCAA Indoor Championships, her twin sister won the Outdoor Championships.

Jacobus placed second 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships pole vault in 4.45 metres (14 ft 7 in) and won 2017 pole vault title at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 4.45 metres (14 ft 7 in). She placed fifth at 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships pole vault in 4.30 metres (14 ft 1 12 in) and placed second Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in 4.57 metres (15 ft 0 in) to her sister Tori Weeks.

Jacobus won titles at 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships pole vault in 4.50 metres (14 ft 9 in) and Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 4.57 metres (15 ft 0 in). She won a title at 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships pole vault in 4.63 metres (15 ft 2 12 in) and Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in 4.48 metres (14 ft 8 12 in).

representing Arkansas Razorbacks track and field
2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.20 m (13 ft 9 14 in) 9th
2019 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.36 m (14 ft 3 12 in) 3rd  
2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.61 m (15 ft 1 14 in) 1st  
2019 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.68 m (15 ft 4 14 in) 1st  
2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 2nd  
2018 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in) 1st  
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.66 m (15 ft 3 14 in) 1st  
2018 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.38 m (14 ft 4 14 in) 3rd  
2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) 2nd  
2017 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) 1st  
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.20 m (13 ft 9 14 in) 7th
2017 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.57 m (14 ft 11 34 in) 2nd  
2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 1st  
2016 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.57 m (14 ft 11 34 in) 1st  
2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.63 m (15 ft 2 14 in) 1st  
2016 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.48 m (14 ft 8 14 in) 1st  

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PrepEdit

Jacobus is from Cabot, Arkansas and attended Cabot High School. She set a national high school pole vault record in 2015 with a height of 14 feet, 7.5 inches[8][9] Jacobus was honored by 2015 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year awards for Track and Field.

Jacobus cleared 4.46 metres (14 ft 7 12 in) in Black Springs, Arkansas and set the Pole vault American Junior record.[10]

Jacobus won 3 titles at 2015 Arkansas Activities Association outdoor state track and field 7A championships Pole vault in 4.27 metres (14 ft 0 in), 100 m hurdles in 14.97s, and Long jump in 5.37 metres (17 ft 7 12 in). She was runner-up to her sister Tori at the 2015 Arkansas Activities Association indoor state track and field 5A-7A championships Pole vault in 4.11 metres (13 ft 6 in) and won 4x400 m relay with Tristyn Edgar, Tori Weeks, Jennifer Bond, Lexi Weeks in 4:03.15.[11]

Jacobus finished second at 2013 Arkansas Activities Association outdoor state track and field 7A championships Pole vault in 3.66 metres (12 ft 0 in). Weeks won 2013 Arkansas Activities Association indoor state track and field 5A-7A championships pole vault in 3.76 metres (12 ft 4 in).

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