Jacobus equals career-best at pole vault summit in Reno


RENO, Nev. — Only World and Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi and U.S. indoor champion Katie Nageotte bested Arkansas’ Lexi Jacobus Friday night at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada.

Stefanidi, who won a third IAAF Diamond League trophy last year, edged US indoor champion Katie Nageotte on countback at 4.74m.

Following the 1-2 finish by Stefanidi and Nageotte, Lexi Jacobus a three-time NCAA Champion topped 4.66m (15-3.50) to equal her indoor career best to finish third in the competition.

Tori Hoggard cleared 4.44m (14-7) in the competition setting a season-best mark.

On the season, Jacobus and Hoggard are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NCAA, respectively.

Assistant Coach Bryan Compton was also named the USATF Collegiate Pole Vault Coach of the Year at the event Friday night.


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