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Jakob Bissell
Player Profile:
Jakob Bissell 792963
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plymouth, N.H.
High School: Plymouth High School
Other College: Bemidji State
Major: Kinesiology

2014-15 (Senior): Team co-captain … Finished 28th out of 48 competitors at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round in the hammer with a throw of 196 feet, 10 inches (60.01 meters) … An All-Big Sky Conference honoree in the hammer, placing third in the event at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship with a school-record throw of 198-08 (60.56) … Broke the school record in the hammer twice this season … Captured All-Big Sky honors in the weight throw at the Big Sky Indoor Championship, breaking the school record in the event for the third time this season with a launch of 62-10.50 (19.16) to place third … Won the hammer at the Drake Alternative Meet with a throw of 196 feet (59.75 meters) … Placed third in the hammer at the Beach Invitational with a mark of 193-00 (58.84) … Became the first athlete in UND history to surpass the 60-meter mark in the hammer, taking second in the event at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open with a throw of 197-05 (60.19) … Took first in the hammer at the Marauder Open, hitting a mark of 189-10 (57.87) … Claimed first in the hammer at the Dakota Duals with a throw of 194-05 (59.26) … Placed third in the hammer at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a launch of 182-07 (55.66) … Won the weight throw at the SDSU Indoor Classic with a mark of 62-01.25 (18.93) … Threw for 61-10.50 (18.86) in the weight at the Thundering Herd Classic to place second … Finished third in the weight at the Bison Classic behind a throw of 58-08.75 (17.90) … Also finished third in the weight at the SDSU Open, throwing for 59-05.50 (18.12) … Earned fourth letter.

2013-14 (Senior): Placed seventh in the hammer throw at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship with a mark of 184 feet, 6 inches (56.25 meters) … Broke his own school record in the weight throw and placed fourth at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship ... Recorded a mark of 60 feet, 5 ¾ inches to surpass the record of 58-10.75 he had set less than two weeks earlier at North Dakota State ... Fourth in the hammer at the NDSU Tune-Up with a throw of 183-07 (55.96) … Runner-up in the hammer at the Cobber Twilight with a heave of 187-06 (57.16) … Won his flight in the hammer at the Beach Invitational with a mark of 188-02 (57.35) … Broke the school record in the hammer with a throw of 190-08 (58.11) at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open … Runner-up in the hammer at the Lyle Hokanson Open with a throw of 185-07 (56.56) … Runner-up in the hammer at the Dakota Duals with a mark of 186-02 (56.74) … Earned third letter.

2012-13 (Junior): Recorded the fourth-best weight throw in school history with a mark of 55 feet, 5 ½ inches at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Great West Conference runner-up in the weight throw at the 2012 GWC Indoor Championship with a personal-record throw of 55 feet, 5 ½ inches ... Broke the school record in the hammer throw and placed third at the 2012 Great West Conference Outdoor Championship with a throw of 180-02 ... Also placed eighth in the javelin with a mark of 145-11 ... Earned first letter at UND.

Before UND: Spent freshman season at Bemidji State University ... A 2010 graduate of Plymouth Regional High School ... Lettered four times in track and field in the javelin and shot put ... Earned all-state honors in the javelin as a senior ... Set school record in the javelin ... A three-time New Hampshire All-Star Meet winner ... Lettered twice each in football and wrestling ... Was an all-state selection in football as a senior and an all-state honorable mention as a junior ... Named his team's most valuable offensive player as a senior ... A two-time state place winner in wrestling who was named team MVP as a senior.

Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... Son of Monika Bissell and Mark Bissell ... Grandfather, Robert Armstrong, played football at the University of Arkansas.

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