Lexi Jacobus
Personal information
Birth nameAlexis Weeks
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-11-20) November 20, 1996 (age 25)
Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.
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
Retired2021[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)4.70 metres (15 ft 5 in)
4.68 metres (15 ft 4+12 in) i

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.[2] Jacobus is the first woman to win 4 NCAA Division 1 pole Vault titles.[3][4]

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.[5]

Global

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 place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd

NCAA

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.[6] Lexi Jacobus set an NCAA Division I championship record[7] 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 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.61 m (15 ft 1+14 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2019 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.68 m (15 ft 4+14 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 2nd 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2018 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.66 m (15 ft 3+14 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2018 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.38 m (14 ft 4+14 in) 3rd 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) 2nd 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2017 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
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 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2016 Southeastern Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.57 m (14 ft 11+34 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Pole Vault 4.63 m (15 ft 2+14 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2016 Southeastern Conference Indoor track and field Championship Pole Vault 4.48 m (14 ft 8+14 in) 1st 1st place, gold medalist(s)

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Prep

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[9][10] 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.[11]

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.[12]

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).

References

  1. ^ Week Twins announce retirement from Pole VaultingKNWA-TV Alyssa Orange
  2. ^ Rosen, Karen (July 10, 2016) "Muhammad Cruises To 400-Meter Hurdles Title, McLaughlin Youngest Female Track Olympian Since 1980". Team USA.
  3. ^ ARKANSAS SISTERS LEXI JACOBUS AND TORI HOGGARD HOPE TO MAKE MORE POLE VAULT HISTORY AT NCAA DIVISION 1 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS DyeStat March 9, 2019
  4. ^ LEXI JACOBUS, TORI HOGGARD AND DESIREE FREIER 1ST, 3RD AND 4TH PLACE WOMEN'S POLE VAULT - NCAA D1 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 DyeStat March 10, 2019
  5. ^ Jacobus joins husband on UALR coaching staff Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC
  6. ^ RazorbackTF #NCAATF | W Pole Vault 1. @LexiWeeks - 4.66m (15-3½) 2. @T_Hog1 - 4.61m (15-1½) 5. Desiree Freier - 4.41m (14-5½) Arkansas Razorbacks March 10, 2018.
  7. ^ A Very Long List Of All The Records Broken At The 2018 NCAA Indoor Champs Flotrack. March 10, 2018 by Jennifer Zahn
  8. ^ Alexis Jacobus Track and Field results TFRRS
  9. ^ "Lexi Weeks profile", ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
  10. ^ In 2015, she set a national high school pole vault record with a height of 14 feet, 7.5 inches arkansas matters. July 2016.
  11. ^ American Junior Records—Women American Junior Records are those ratified by USATF. Junior Records are restricted to athletes who do not turn 20 at any time during the calendar year in which the mark is made Archived August 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine Track and Field News. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Alexis Weeks Track & Field Profile 2015 Outdoor Season Cabot HS athletic.net. June 2015.