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Jensen to run for Hawkeye CC

By Staff | Apr 13, 2020

Witnessed by his family, Jacob Jensen signs a letter of intent to run track for Hawkeye Community College next spring. Pictured with Jacob are parents Bill and Tina, and siblings Lydia, Jonathan, and Jack. Photo by David Swartz

Estherville Lincoln Central senior Jacob Jensen committed to continuing his track career signing last Thursday to run with Hawkeye Community College for the 2021 season.

A year ago, Jensen qualified for state in the 100, 200, and 400-meter dashes. Jensen was the first runner that long-time coach Dick Barrett had accomplish that feat in his 32 years at Estherville.

“Jake is a very coachable kid,” said Barrett.”

While Jensen was unable to come up with a medal last season, he still has his sights set on the ELC 400-meter dash school record should the track season resume in May. His fastest time is 51.4 seconds with the school record at 50.23.

Jensen’s fastest time in the 100-meter and 200-meter aces are 11.37 seconds and 23.3 seconds, respectively.

Jensen said he chose Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, because it’s closer to his family. He plans to get his liberal arts degree for business and then transfer to the University of Northern Iowa.

Tyler Mulder is head coach of the Hawkeye Redtails. An Orange City native who graduated from Unity Christian, Mulder holds the UNI school records in the 800-meter, 1000-meter, 4×4 relay, sprint medley relay, and distance medley relay. Along with his All-American achievements, he also was an 11-time Missouri Valley Conference champion and the 2008 NCAA indoor champion.