Two years ago Jacobs, then a freshman, made her big breakthrough. She vaulted 13' to set the all-time AA MSHSL meet record. She hasn't been able to consistently get near or above that height. She's had strong competition from 2014 and this this year's runner up Northfield High's Lexi Kiefer. Part of her inability to go 13' or higher consistently, said Ashworth, is that she seldom gets to a high school vaulting competition with "fresh legs."
|Jacobs is over the bar, photo by Gene Niemi|
She had to borrow a pole from Eden Prairie's stash to to clear 13', but it wasn't the right pole for trying to get higher. No worries though as vaulting season is just beginning. Jacobs will be vaulting over the summer and will be jumping at the Brits Pub Vault on September 5. That event just happens to be on her birthday