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Jacobson and Johnsen Moving On; Men Wrap Up West Preliminary Competition

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mitch Jacobson (high jump) and Colton Johnsen (3,000m steeplechase) became the final two WSU men to qualify for nationals as the Washington State men's outdoor track and field team wrapped up day three of the NCAA West Preliminary competition Friday at John McDonnell Field.

Jacobson tied his PR to finish third overall in the high jump (5.18m) while Johnsen (8:38.24) won the second heat of the 3000m steeplechase and finished ninth overall to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. (June 8-11). Johnsen will look to become the first Cougar to earn back-to-back All-American honors in the steeplechase since former Olympic Gold Medalist Julius Korir was a back-to-back All-American in 1983-84 while Jacobson gets set to cap his collegiate career with a third-straight nationals appearance.