U.S. Collegiate Women’s Indoor Athlete Of The Year — Lexi Jacobus

Arkansas senior Lexi Jacobus moved to No. 2 on the all-time collegiate list with her 15-4¼ (4.68). (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

SHE DIDN’T QUITE claim the Collegiate Indoor Record, but Lexi Jacobus did get the low-altitude version, clearing 15-4¼ (4.68) to win the SEC with the second-highest height ever. The Arkansas senior had earlier cleared an altitude-aided 15-3½ (4.66) for what is now the =No. 4 collegiate clearance ever. She was undefeated by collegians.

Honorable Mention: Kayla White (North Carolina A&T), Danae Rivers (Penn State), Sade Olatoye (Ohio State), Michelle Atherley (Miami), NCAA champs all. White won the 200 in world-leading time (22.66) and added a runner-up finish in the 60H. The 800 winner, Rivers didn’t have the year’s fastest time there, but did top the 1000 (2:38.58 CR), 1500 (4:11.24 for No. 6 all-time) and mile (4:29.47 for No. 10 ever). Olatoye climbed to No. 3 all-time in the weight (80-3/24.46) and also took 6th in the NCAA shot. Atherley became No. 7 ever in the pentathlon with her 4547.