Oxley, Leppelmeier, Jagers earn All-American Honors

Stephen Means

Kent State seniors Jackie Leppelmeier and Jessie Oxley were named Second Team All-American during the first two days of the 2016 National Track and Field championships in Eugene, Oregon. 

This is the second straight year that Leppelmeier has received All-American honors. The senior threw a season best of 61.31 meters (201′ 1″) on her third attempt, finishing in 10th place. 

She ends her career at Kent State as a four-time All-American and a two-time Mid-American Conference champion.

Oxley is the first person in Kent State history to be named an All-American in the pole vault, finishing 12th with a jump of 5.30 meters (17′ 4.5″).

Senior Donovan Tolbert, triple jump, and redshirt junior Reginald Jagers III, discus, competed Friday night as the final athletes representing the Flashes in the championship.

 Redshirt junior Reggie Jagers III finished seventh in the men’s discuss throw with a mark of 59.56 meters (195′ 5″) earning him First Team All-American honors. Jagers III is the first person be named first team for discus in Kent State history.

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