Jacobson Advances, Weather Delays Events
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Day three of the NCAA West Preliminaries saw plenty of action throughout the day, as the event would come to a standstill after inclement weather postponed most of the events.
Due to a mixture of lightning and heavy rain, the NCAA West Prelims only saw the conclusion of the women's hammer throw, along with the men's high jump, triple jump, and discus finish all heats Friday from E.B. Cushing Stadium. After multiple delays, the third day of competition was suspended which would mean Paul Ryan (1500-meter), Zach Stallings (1500-meter), Colton Johnsen (3000-meter Steeple, 5000-meter), and Sam Brixey (110-meter hurdles) will have to wait until Saturday to hit the track and compete.
All field events Friday were completed but the remaining schedule was postponed until Saturday. An updated schedule and more information will be released after details are confirmed.
Mitch Jacobson began day three of the West Prelims with a bang as he punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump event. Jacobson cleared the first height with ease at 6-feet 7 inches (2.01m). Mitch then missed the first jump on the following two heights of 6-feet 9 inches (2.06m) and 6-feet 11 inches (2.11m) but recovered and cleared them both during jump two of each of those rounds. He then cleared the height of 7-feet 1 inch (2.16m) during attempt number one and turned his sights to the next. Jacobson was close but ultimately could not make the clearance of 7-feet 2 1/4 inches (2.19m), which would have been a new personal best for him as well. Mitch finished in 12th place overall which saw him qualify and advance to the NCAA Championships at Eugene, Oregon which will be held June 9-12 at Hayward Field.
John Kolb went on to finish 28th overall in the men's discus, after his opening throw of 174-feet 10 inches (53.30m) would be his best on the day. Kolb's second throw would measure 168-feet 10 inches (51.47m), and unfortunately his third attempt would result in a foul.
Carolina Ulloa-Daza returned to action in the hammer throw Friday morning after there was an issue with the laser while measuring during flight number one yesterday. Ulloa-Daza in her NCAA West Preliminary debut posted her best throw of 191-feet 6 inches (58.38m) to finish fifth in her flight, and ultimately would earn a 24th place finish overall.
Hammer: Carolina Ulloa-Daza – 191-6 (58.38m) [24th]
Discus: John Kolb – 123-11 (3.92m) [42nd]
High Jump: Mitch Jacobson – 7-1 (2.16m) [12th] - Q
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Due to the inclement weather the remainder of tonight's competition has been postponed & will be made up on Saturday.
Updated schedule and more information will be released soon.#GoCougs
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Washington State looks to wrap up the final day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminaries from College Station, Texas tomorrow, Saturday May 29.
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