| Blake Jakobsson
|Height / Weight:|
6-5 / 220
2012 NCAA Qualifier
Two Time All-Big 12
2012 Academic All-Big 12
Earned Big 12 honors with a third-place finish in the weight throw at the conference meet ... his personal-best throw of 59-2 (18.03m) ranks No. 5 on the school's all-time performers list ... also finished 13th in the shot put (personal-best 48-4/14.73m) at the Big 12 Championships ... threw the shot put 48-2.50 (14.69m) and the weight throw (57-6.50/17.54m) at the Tyson Invitational ... placed 15th in the weight throw at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a mark of 56-2 (17.12m) ... was third in the weight throw (55-11.75/17.06m) and sixth in the shot put (47-9/14.55m) at the Arkansas Dual Meet.
Outdoor (Redshirt Freshman):
One of just five freshmen to qualify for the discus at the NCAA Championships ... placed 20th with a toss of 175-07 (53.21m) ... earned a spot at the national meet with personal-best throw of 187-11 (57.28m), which was good for ninth at the NCAA West Prelims ... secured all-league honors with a seventh-place showing in the discus (178-10/54.52m) at the Big 12 Championships ... garnered second place in the discus at the Penn Relays with a mark of 171-05 (52.26m) ... won the Longhorn Invitational discus competition with a toss of (184-01/56.11m) ... placed second in the discus (177-09/54.19m), seventh in the hammer throw (personal-best 167-09/51.14m) and seventh in the shot put (49-07.25/15.12m) at the Texas Invitational ... took fourth in the discus with a throw of (170-11/52.10m) and sixth in the hammer throw (137-00/41.75m) at the UCLA Dual Meet.
Indoor (Redshirt Freshman):
Placed ninth in the weight throw at the Razorback Invitational with a season-best toss of 55-02.75 (16.83m) ... tossed the implement 53-05.75 (16.30m) to place fourth in the weight throw at the Arkansas Dual Meet.
Posted an eighth-place finish at the state meet as a senior, throwing the shot put 52-5.75 ... took first in the shot put at the Region 1-5A Meet, throwing 58-9 ... won the shot put at the District 3-5A Meet with a throw of 55-9.5 and took third in the discus, posting a 149-1 ... threw 172-4 in the discus at Texas Relays, placing fifth and tossed the shot put 54-1.5 to place fourth ... posted personal bests of 178-9 in the discus and 52-2 in the shot put to win both events at the Keith Gilbert Elk Relays to open his senior season outdoors ... finished fifth in the discus at the 2009 Texas 5A state meet with a mark of 175-11 ... took second in the discus and fourth in the shot put at the region 1-5A meet ... claimed the District 3-5A title in the discus and finished second in the shot put ... four-year letterman in track and field.
Born in Burleson, Texas ... son of Oskar and Angie Jakobsson ... has two siblings, Brianna and Luke ... father, Oskar, competed for Iceland in the 1976 and '80 Olympics and was a seven-time All-American for Texas ...majoring in physical culture and sports ... three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (fall 2010; fall 2011; fall 2012).
Shot Put - 48-4 (14.73m), Big 12 Championships (2/24/13)
Weight Throw - 59-2 (18.03m), Big 12 Championships (2/24/13)
Discus - 187-11 (57.28m), NCAA West Prelims (5/26/12)
Hammer Throw - 173-1 (52.76m), Big 12 Championships (5/3/13)
Shot Put - 51-3.50 (15.63m), Big 12 Championships (5/5/13)
BIG 12 SCORING
2013: Weight Throw - 3rd (59-2/18.03m)
2012: Discus Throw - 7th (178-10/54.52m)
2013: Hammer Throw - 8th (173-1/52.76m)
Note: Bios updated after 2013 indoor season; career bests are current