Jacobusse wraps up T&F Huskies season at NCAA championships
PUEBLO, Colo. — Senior Jesse Jacobusse wrapped up his Husky career in the 800m preliminary round at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo., Friday night.
“The end of a season is always bittersweet and especially when your student-athletes don’t have their best performances to close things out,” assistant head coach Robert Young said. “I am so proud of the growth and accomplishments Jesse and Clayton have exhibited over the past two years that I have worked with them.
“Each left an undeniable mark on the program and laid the foundations on which we seek to continue to build. Losing them means we have big holes to fill, but they also showed the way for our next generation to know that She too can compete at the national level.”
The Chelsea, Michigan native placed seventh in the first heat of the women’s 800m prelims with a time of 2:17.83. In total, Jacobusse ranked 18th in the event.
Jacobusse ran the 400m in 1:03.98 placing sixth before dropping to seventh in the final 400m.
“Jesse is one of the most driven people I’ve ever met and she’s ending her career at Tech as one of the best runners to ever cross the track team, including all the accolades I’ve ever met. she received as a member of the football program,” said head coach Kristina Owen. “It’s rare to come across an athlete as talented and versatile as Jesse. I’m incredibly proud of everything she’s accomplished and we’re excited to see where her next adventures take her.”
I didn’t have the run I wanted today,” Jacobusse said. “But my goal for the season was to get to the national competition and set a school record and I achieved those goals. Competing on the national stage has been a dream of mine since coming to Tech and I was grateful to finally be able to do it while having a great support system with me today, which certainly makes it that much more special.
“My experience at Michigan Tech is worth so much more than I can express and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had to compete in a Tech uniform. I’ve been blessed with the coaches and most incredible teammates during my time at Michigan Tech and that alone has made my time as a Husky something I will cherish forever.”
Jacobusse is the school record holder in the 800m, breaking Liz Bloche’s record set in 2019, with her performance of 2:08.00 at the St. Francis Last Chance Invites the second weekend in May. She is also a two-time All-GLIAC performer in the 800m, taking third place at the last two GLIAC Outdoor Championships.