Waldorf University men’s track and field standout Justin Jacobi earned North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Field Athlete-of-the-Week honors, which was announced by the conference on Tuesday.
Jacobi won the decathlon title, racking up 5,512 points during last weekend’s two-day NSAA Outdoor Multi Championships, which concluded on Sunday at Jamestown, N.D. His point total broke Waldorf’s outdoor school record by 275 points and Jacobi also surpassed his previous personal-record (PR) by 302 points.
Jacobi won four of 10 events in the decathlon and also claimed four runner-up finishes. The sophomore from Belle Plaine won the long jump with a distance of 6.12 meters (20 feet, 1 inch) to score 613 points and top his previous best performance by 0.11 meters (4.33 inches).
Jacobi captured first place in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.78 meters (5 feet, 10 inches) to register 610 points. He also won the pole vault, hitting a height of 2.94 meters (9 feet, 7.75 inches) to add 342 points to his total.
In the other field events of the decathlon, Jacobi secured second in the discus with a launch of 28.73 meters (94 feet, 3 inches) to tack on 440 points and bring down his previous PR by 2.62 meters (8 feet, 7.14 inches). He took second in the shot put, turning in a toss of 9.66 meters (31 feet, 8.5 inches) to produce 465 points. Jacobi finished fourth in the javelin, hitting a mark of 34.56 meters (113 feet, 5 inches) to tally 364 points.
On the track, Jacobi was also impressive for the Warriors during his run to the decathlon championship. Jacobi charged to first in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.03 seconds to earn 729 points, sprinted to second (11.80) in the 100-meter dash to best his PR by three-tenths of a second while notching 691 points, raced to second (53.51) with a PR in the 400 to record 660 points and battled to second in the 1,500 with a time of 4 minutes, 53.40 seconds to contribute 598 points to his score.
The victory marked Jacobi’s second multi title this year after winning the heptathlon during the NSAA Indoor Multi Championships in February.
Waldorf now prepares for the NSAA Outdoor Championships, scheduled for May 11-12 at Jamestown.