UA TRACK AND FIELD: Arkansas pole vaulters go high to start season

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior All-American pole vaulters Lexi Jacobus and Tori Hoggard — twin sisters from Cabot — got the Razorbacks’ No. 1-ranked women’s track and field team off to a high-flying start.

Jacobus cleared 14 feet, 83/4 inches to win Friday at the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Center. Hoggard cleared 14-63/4 to take second.

It was the first time the twins had competed in a meet since the USA Championships in June.

“It’s always fun to come back and finally be jumping at bars again,” said Jacobus, a three-time NCAA champion and 2016 U.S. Olympian. “It’s been six months, so that first meet of the season is always kind of a little bit different, but it’s exciting to be starting my senior year and giving it a last hurrah.

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