2010 (Sophomore): Posted a season best time of 34:17 at the Iowa Intercollegiate Championships (Sept. 18)…Placed 41st at the Ashford Invitational (Oct. 9) after running a time of 35:55…Finished 45th at the St. Ambrose invitational (Sept. 23) after recording a time of 34:52…Finished the season with a time of 34:18 at the MCC Championships (Nov. 6).
2009 (Freshman): Posted a time of 32:19 at the William Penn Invitational (Oct. 10)…Placed 42nd at the MCC Championship meet (Nov. 7) with a time of 33:50…Crossed the finish line with a time of 32:60 at the Bradley Open (Sept. 11)…Ran a time of 27:08 at Augustana Early Opener (Sept. 1).
Prior to Ashford: Competed in soccer, swimming, track and field and cross country for all four years while at Rock Island High School…Competed in the 1500-meter freestyle, backstroke and various relay teams in the pool…Played the forward and defender positions on the soccer team…Four-time All-Academic Conference Team honoree…Member of the German Club, Letterman's Club and was an active participant in 4-H…Also pole vaulted in high school…Coached by Ed Lillis and David Terronez.
Personal: Born Aleksander Jal Jakobsen on Sept. 10, 1990…Son of Svend and Deb Jakobsen…Sister, Erika is a member of the AU women's soccer and track and field teams…Has another sister, Ariana…Enjoy playing video games, reading and swimming…Chose Ashford over Monmouth College.
|#||Name||Cl.||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown||High School / Previous|
|Rafael Crisosto||JR||5-4||126||Franklin Park, Ill.||West Leyden|
|Alex Gonzales||FR||5-8||119||West Allis, Wis.||West Allis Central|
|Aleksander Jakobsen||JR||5-11||137||Rock Island, Ill.||Rock Island|
|Patrick McClain||JR||5-11||170||Gary, Ind.||William Wirt|
|Brian Meyer||SO||6-0||154||Bloomington, Ill.||Bloomington|
|Zach Pavlich||FR||6-3||180||Davenport, Iowa||Davenport Assumption|
|Doug Powers||SR||5-7||116||Greenup, Ill.||Cumberland/Danville C.C.|
|Ray Rivera||JR||5-8||130||Franklin Park, Ill.||East Leyden|