Jacob Nowell
Jacob Nowell
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Albuquerque Academy
Events: Pole Vault

Lead pole vaulter after improving steadily since first year … Is expected to compete for points at the conference meet.

2017 Cross Country: Member of the cross country team for the second time … Competed in four events, including the championship-length All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 29) … Logged a 32:29.8 at the meet.

2017 Outdoor: Participated in three meets … Logged three scoring performances, all in the pole vault, led by a season-best height of 11 feet, 11.75 inches at the Big Red Invitational (April 28) … Placed third at the Bob Kahn Invitational (April 8), reaching 11 feet, 5.75 inches … Reach 11 feet, 2.25 inches at home meet, Wooster Invitational (April 1), en route to sixth-place effort.

2017 Indoor: Took part in five meets … Just missed out on scoring performance at NCAC Championships (March 4), placing ninth with an indoor-best 11 feet, 7.75 inches … Vaulted 11 feet, 5.75 inches at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 18) while going 25.42 in first career 200 meters appearance.

2016 Cross Country: Logged first collegiate career cross country action, taking part in four meets on the year … Ran a 19:52.7 at the Wooster Invitational (Sept. 1) en route to sixth-place and a top-three team finish in the 5000-meter race … Added 33:50.9 at championship-length (8000 meters) All-Ohio Championships (Sept. 30).

2016 Outdoor: Regular competitor in the pole vault, reaching a career-best 12 feet, 5.5 inches at the Kenyon Spring Invitational (April 23).

2016 Indoor: Top clearance in the pole vault was 11 feet, 0.25 inches, coming at the Bob Shannon Invitational (Feb. 6).

2015 Outdoor: Just missed scoring in the pole vault at the NCAC Championships (May 1-2), taking ninth via a mark of 11 feet, 1.75 inches.

2015 Indoor: Competed four times in the pole vault … Best clearance was 10 feet at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 31).

Prior to Wooster: Member of the cross country and track & field programs at Albuquerque Academy.

Personal: Born Oct. 1, 1995 … Son of Kevin and Leslie Nowell … Majoring in geology and studio art.