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Tomball Independent School District

TMHS Alumnus Jacob Wooten Punches Ticket to 2024 Olympic Games

TMHS Alumnus Jacob Wooten Punches Ticket to 2024 Olympic Games
Jacob Wooten

photo courtesy of: USATF

TOMBALL - Former Tomball Memorial High School and Texas A&M pole vaulter Jacob Wooten has punched his ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Wooten is a 2015 graduate of TMHS where he captured the 2015 UIL 5A State Championship title in pole vault with a 17-0 mark. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he was a four-time All-American in pole vault. In his four years at TAMU, he placed in the Top 5 at the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships each season. He also was a three-time NCAA Outdoor West Regional Champion, and competed at the NCAA Championships all four years. Wooten currently tops the list at Texas A&M for pole vault indoor and outdoor records with heights of 18-9.5 (indoor) and 18.875 (outdoor), both earned in 2019.

As a Worlds Athletics athlete now, Wooten punched his ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in the men's pole vault, following a season-best performance. He was in the thick of a four-way battle for the three Olympic spots, however Wooten delivered his best clearance of the year of 5.87m/19-3 to finish tied for second overall at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and ensured his spot on the plane to Paris.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 22,500 students across 23 campuses. West Elementary opens August 2024.

  • 2024-2025
  • Athletics
  • Olympics
  • TMHS

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