2011 Outdoor (Sophomore): Qualified for the 5,000-meter racewalk at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships…took second-place in the 5,000-meter racewalk at the 70th Annual Viking Olympics (25:57.50).
2011 Indoor (Sophomore): Finished ninth nationally in the 3,000-meter racewalk at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships (14:19.77)…earned first-place points in the 3,000-meter racewalk at the IC Snowbird Open with a time of 15:22.92)…was named Indoor All-MCC in the 3,000-meter racewalk…took third place at the Missouri All-Comers meet in the same event (14:55.40)…collected MCC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (1/10/11).
2010 Outdoor (Freshman): Placed 11th nationally in the 5,000-meter racewalk at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, nearly reaching All-American status…Finished with a new school-record time of 27:33.56 at the national meet…Earned All-MCC accolades as the racewalk champion…Previously broke the racewalk record at the Washington University Invitational, where he finished in a then-record time of 29:17.55…Finished ninth overall in the 5,000-meter run at the Spartan Open with a time of 18:40.56…Took 23rd at the Viking Olympics in the 5,000 after finishing in 19:50.74.
2010 Indoor (Freshman): Broke the AU indoor school record in the 3,000-meter racewalk as a freshman, setting the new record at the Dr. Jim Green Invite with a time of 16:58.33…Placed second overall in the racewalk at the Illinois College Snowbird, crossing the finish line in a time of 18:41.80…Took home 17th and 18th place in the 3,000 and 5,000, respectively, at the MCC Indoor Championships…Placed 14th in the 3,000 at the Carthage Opener with a time of 11:45.76.
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 1,500-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|
|Fuad Agoro||JR||Jumps||Hoffman Estates, Ill.|
|Ademola Are||SR||Hurdles||Hazel Crest, Ill.||Hillcrest|
|Christian Awah||JR||Hurdles||Willow Springs, Ill.||Lyons Township|
|Breyonte Brewer||FR||Throws||Country Club Hills, Ill.|
|Rafael Crisoto||JR||Distance||Franklin Park, Ill.||West Leyden|
|Kendall Deer||SO||Hurdles||Lyons, Ill.|
|Jacob Feinman||SO||Throws||Hometown, Ill.||Oak Lawn Community|
|Alex Gonzales||FR||Distance||West Allis, Wis.||West Allis Central|
|Matt Holley||SO||Pole Vault||Genoa, Ill.||Genoa-Kingston|
|Aleksander Jakobsen||JR||Racewalk||Rock Island, Ill.||Rock Island|
|Justin Kilpatrick||FR||Sprints||Hazel Crest, Ill.|
|Kevrin Kimbrough||FR||Jumps||Rockford, Ill.|
|Branden Lambaise||SO||Multis||Germantown Hills, Ill.||Metamora|
|Justin Ludwikowski||SR||Multis||Roland, Ill.||Roland/Iowa Central C.C.|
|Michael Malone||FR||Jumps/Pole Vaul||Country Club Hills, Ill.|
|Patrick McClain||JR||Distance||Gary, Ind.||William A. Wirt|
|Brian Meyer||SO||Distance||Bloomington, Ill.||Bloomington|
|Jeremy Miller||FR||Hurdles||Clinton, Iowa|
|Joe Naszke||SO||Jumps||Seneca, Ill.||Seneca|
|Julius Oteng||JR||Race Walk||Kumasi, Ghana||Kumasi|
|Emmanuel Panchol||SO||Jumps||Rockford, Ill.||Jefferson|
|Zach Pavlich||FR||Distance/Throws||Davenport, Iowa||Davenport Assumption|
|Doug Powers||SR||Distance||Greenup, Ill.||Cumberland/Danville C.C.|
|Jaryd Prince||SO||Throws||Clinton, Iowa||Clinton|
|Travis Pruitt||JR||Sprints/Jumps||Freeport, Ill.|
|Jerry Sikkema||FR||Throws||Fulton, Ill.|
|Demetryione Singleton||SO||Hurdles||Champaign, Ill.||United Township|
|Austin Smith||SR||Jumps||Port Byron, Ill.||Riverdale|
|Joe Snyder||JR||Throws||Winnebago, Ill.||Winnebago|
|Peter Tamulewicz||FR||Sprints/Jumps||Bolingbrook, Ill.|
|DeMykhal Teague||SO||Sprints||Silvis, Ill.||United Township|
|Spencer Touchie||JR||Throws||Hometown, Ill.||Oak Lawn Community|
|Quentin Woods||FR||Pole Vault||Davenport, Iowa|