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Winter Postseason Honors

March 9, 2020
Wrestling 2020

Barrah was named PSAA MVP (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

The 98th winter season of Stony Brook Athletics was one to remember, highlighted by the wrestling team’s PSAA Championship, their first league title since 1972. Here are the individual PSAA honors from the winter season.

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Boys’ Varsity Basketball

  • PSAA Coach of the Year: Joe Calabria
  • All-PSAA: Owen Sobel
  • All-PSAA East Division: Colin Scanlon & TJ Wachter

Boys’ JV Basketball

  • All-PSAA: Osazee Apala
  • All-PSAA East Division: Anthony Zajac

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

  • All-PSAA: Niamh Scanlon
  • All-PSAA East Division: Wura Obasanjo & Nadia Hall

Girls’ JV Basketball

  • All-PSAA East Division: Luli Vusanjin & Isabel Guo

Wrestling

  • PSAA MVP: Eze Barrah
  • PSAA Coach of the Year: Mark Maningo
  • All-PSAA: Forest Kaplan-Walbrecht, Carter Brett, Jason Kim & Adetona Adesina.

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Etienne Set for NCAA Championships Next Weekend

March 4, 2020

Etienne Indiana

[UPDATE]

On Mar. 12 the NCAA cancelled all winter & spring championships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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On Saturday, Jyles Etienne ’17 soared above 7′ 3.75″ to claim the Big Ten Indoor High Jump Championship for the first time in his Indiana career. The victory earned him a place on the All-Big Ten 1st Team and helped him qualify for a coveted spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The nation’s most prestigious meet will be hosted at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico on March 13 and 14. The men’s high jump is set for a 1:15pm start on Saturday, March 14.

Pending any medical scratches, here is the field for the Men’s High Jump National Championship:

  1. Darryl Sullivan (Tennessee) – 7′ 7.75″
  2. Earnie Sears (USC) – 7′ 6.5″
  3. JuVaughn Harrison (LSU) – 7′ 5.75″
  4. Brenton Foster (Virginia) – 7′ 5″
  5. Clayton Brown (Florida) – 7′ 4.5″
  6. Tejaswin Shankar (Kansas St.) – 7′ 4.5″
  7. Eric Richards (Southern Miss) – 7′ 4.5″
  8. Darius Carbin (Georgia) – 7′ 4.5″
  9. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 3.75″
  10. Zack Anderson (South Dakota) – 7′ 3.75″
  11. Perry Christie (Rutgers) – 7′ 3.75″
  12. Michael Burke (Minnesota) – 7′ 3.75″
  13. Greg Lauray (Pittsburgh) – 7′ 3.75″
  14. Justice Summerset (Arizona) – 7′ 3.75″
  15. Jason Smith (Long Beach St.) – 7′ 3.25″
  16. Roberto Vilches (Missouri) – 7′ 3.25″

In June, Etienne finished tied for 17th in a field of 24 jumpers at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, TX with a height of 7′ 0.5″. Saturday will be his second time competing at an NCAA Championship event.

Follow live results here.

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NCAA Track Championships

Wozny & Wachter Named Pre-Season All-Long Island

March 3, 2020

 

Yesterday, Axcess Baseball released its Pre-Season All-Long Island list and senior Joe Wozny and junior TJ Wachter were each included among the island’s best.

Wozny, who committed to UConn in the fall, was named to the Second Team’s pitching stable. A year ago his 4 wins tied for the team lead with Wachter while he led the staff with 48 strikeouts in 25.1 innings as the Bears charged through the PSAA to claim the regular season title. In the PSAA Championship against Portledge, the big righty struck out 11 over six shutout innings, yielding just 3 hits to silence the Panther offense. For his efforts he was named the PSAA East Division MVP. Wozny is also #12 on Axcess Baseball’s Class of 2020 Top Prospects list for Long Island.

Wachter also registered 4 wins on the mound while whiffing 42 batters over 22.1 innings. His 4 home runs tied for the Long Island private school lead and his .484 batting average led the team. His 17 RBIs were second only to Wozny’s 19. In the PSAA Championship, his pair of tape-measure home runs led the Bears to a 10-0 win and gave him Tournament MVP honors.

 

In the first round of the NYSAIS playoffs, the Fordham-bound righty dominated Hackley on the mound and in the batter’s box. He pitched a complete game 2-hitter, striking out 11 and allowing just 1 earned run over 7.0 innings. He added a hit, a walk, and 2 RBIs at the plate, including a third inning 2-run home run. Wozny added a 3-run double in the 6-1 win.

The Bears have a strong schedule in front of them this spring including Charlotte Christian (NC), Baylor (TN), Bob Jones (AL), Enid (OK), St. Anthony’s, and Poly Prep.

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Leap Day! Etienne Wins Big 10 High Jump Title

February 29, 2020

 

This afternoon, on the 29th of February no less, Jyles Etienne ’17 leapt his way into the history books with a victory at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, held at SPIRE Institute. The junior, who won Division, County, State, and Federation titles in his time at the Brook, now has a Big Ten Championship medal to hang alongside them.

The former Bear was the top seed entering the meet thanks to the career best 7′ 3.75″ mark he put up at the Hoosier Open in December. He passed at the first two heights of 6′ 6″ and 6′ 8″ before clearing 6′ 9.75″ on his first attempt, along with just eight jumpers in a field of 21.

Etienne proceeded to 6′ 11.75″, clearing on his first attempt. He faltered on his first attempt at 7′ 1.75″, but cleared on his next attempt to move on with four other competitors. At 7′ 3.75″, Etienne matched his career best in what would prove to be a crucial first jump conversion. Minnesota’s Michael Burke cleared on his second attempt, giving Etienne the tiebreaker if both failed at the next height.

Both jumpers passed at 7′ 5″ and moved on to 7′ 5.25″ where they each bowed out after three attempts. Etienne had one fewer jump at the previous cleared height, giving him the crown, one year after earning the bronze. His ten individual points were crucial for Indiana as they edged Iowa for the men’s Big Ten title 120.5-107. It is the 19th indoor title in Hoosier men’s track history and their first since 2017.

Etienne’s victory earned him All-Big Ten First Team honors and placed him in a long lineage of Hoosier indoor high jump champions alongside Jim Harper (’51), Cal Boyd (’54), Reggie Sheppard (’60 & ’61), Cornelius Miller (’62), Gary Haupert (’69), Dennis Adama (’72-’74), Bob Berry (’79), Ron Jones (’82 & ’84), and Derek Drouin (’10-’13). His winning jump of 7′ 3.75″ is the third highest winning mark in Big Ten Indoor Championship history and the second-highest winning mark in Indiana history behind Drouin’s trio of 7′ 5″ finishes.

Etienne also joins a distinguished list of Stony Brook alums who have earned collegiate conference track titles:

  • 1964: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Indoor 1,000
  • 1964: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Indoor Mile
  • 1964: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Outdoor Mile
  • 1964: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Outdoor 5,000
  • 1964: Tonnie Coane (Kanas) – Outdoor 880
  • 1965: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Indoor 1,000
  • 1965: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Indoor Mile
  • 1965: Robin Lingle (Missouri) – Outdoor Mile
  • 1968: Glenn Ogden (Missouri) – Outdoor 5,000
  • 1969: Glenn Ogden (Missouri) – Outdoor 5,000
  • 1977: Don Lockerbie (North Carolina) – Outdoor 880
  • 1981: Kevin Lockerbie (North Carolina) – Outdoor 4x400m Relay
  • 2010: Alex Van Tuyl (Gettysburg) – Outdoor Heptathlon
  • 2011: Alex Van Tuyl (Gettysburg) – Outdoor Heptathlon

 

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Big Ten High Jump Results

  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 3.75″
  2. Michael Burke (Minnesota) – J7′ 3.75″
  3. Perry Christie (Rutgers) – 7′ 1.75″
  4. Mayson Conner (Nebraska) – J7′ 1.75″
  5. Jonathan Wells (Illinois) – J7′ 1.75″
  6. Max Wagner (Michigan) – 6′ 11.75″
  7. Shaun Miller Jr. (Ohio St.) – 6′ 9.75″
  8. Jay Hunt (Iowa) – J6′ 9.75″
  9. George Ghafari (Wisconsin) – 6′ 8″
  10. Lincoln McPhillips (Nebraska) – J6′ 8″
  11. Noah Cvetnic (Minnesota) – J6′ 8″
  12. Treyton Harris (Indiana) – 6′ 6″
  13. Ben Gucinski (Minnesota) – J6′ 6″
  14. Matt McCown (Indiana) – J6′ 6″

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Big Ten Indoor Championships

Etienne Top Seed Entering Big Ten Championships

February 29, 2020
Etienne Indiana

Etienne in action earlier this season (PC: Indiana Athletics)

This afternoon, on day two of the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by SPIRE Institute (Geneva, OH), Jyles Etienne ’17 will seek a place on the podium for a second straight year.

The junior took 3rd place in last year’s conference championship with a leap of 7′ 1″. This time around he enters tied for the top seed height of 7′ 3.75″, which won him a third straight Hoosier Open in December. The height also places him in a tie for 9th in America this season.

The men’s high jump event is set to start @ 2:00pm. Follow the live results here.

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Heat Sheet

  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 3.75″
  2. Perry Christie (Rutgers) – 7′ 3.75″
  3. Michael Burke (Minnesota) – 7′ 1.75″
  4. Mayson Conner (Nebraska) – 7′ 1.75″
  5. Jonathan Wells (Illinois) – 7′ 1.75″
  6. Max Wagner (Michigan) – 6′ 10.75″
  7. George Ghafari (Wisconsin) – 6′ 10.75″
  8. Ben Gucinski (Minnesota) – 6′ 10.75″
  9. Shaun Miller Jr. (Ohio St.) – 6′ 10.25″
  10. Noah Adams (Illinois) – 6′ 9.5″
  11. Kavin Rajagopal (Illinois) – 6′ 9.5″
  12. Noah Cvetnic (Minnesota) – 6′ 9″
  13. Connor Barfknecht (Wisconsin) – 6′ 8.75″
  14. Lincoln McPhillips (Nebraska) – 6′ 8.75″
  15. Semaj Willis (Rutgers) – 6′ 8.75″
  16. Jay Hunt (Iowa) – 6′ 8.75″
  17. Matt McCown (Indiana) – 6′ 8.75″
  18. Michael Hoffer (Nebraska) – 6′ 8.75″
  19. Qayyim Ali (Rutgers) – 6′ 7″
  20. Zack Pluff (Iowa) – 6′ 6.75″
  21. Alex Babbington (Illinois) – 6′ 6.75″
  22. Treyton Harris (Indiana) – 6′ 4.25″

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Big Ten Indoor Championships

Markowitz Nabs NYSAIS Silver & Bronze

February 27, 2020
B Swim 2019

Markowitz in action last year (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Last weekend, at the first annual NYSAIS Swimming Championships, three Bears earned finals berths to cap their season.

Hunter Markowitz earned two medals in his last races as a Bear taking 2nd in the 50 freestyle (22.20) and 3rd in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.68).

Sofia Arrascue took 5th overall in the 100 backstroke in a season best time of 1:05.52. She also swam to a 15th place finish in the 50 freestyle (27.84).

Rounding out the strong performance, Robbie Fehrenbach placed 13th overall in the 100 freestyle (54.84).

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Markowitz Breaks Own Breaststroke Mark at Easterns

February 20, 2020
B Swim 2019

Markowitz in action last year (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Last weekend, seven swimmers traveled to Lancaster, PA for the prestigious Easterns Championships, held annually since 1935.

Hunter Markowitz headlined an excellent showing for the Bears by breaking his own 1:00.62 school record breaststroke mark with a 1:00.12 finals time. The senior also turned in a season best 200 freestyle time of 1:48.14.

Sofia Arrascue, Amelia Griffin, Rebecca Crane, and Ruthie Crane combined for season best times in the 200 medley relay (1:59.80) and 200 freestyle relay (1:46.91) finals. Also turning in season best times were Robbie Fehrenbach (100 butterfly/1:01.25 & 100 freestyle/54.76), Amelia Griffin (100 freestyle/1:01.14), and Ruthie Crane (500 freestyle/5:39.02).

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Prelims Results

Women 200 Medley Relay

  • Arrascue (30.46), Griffin (36.17), Re. Crane (27.35) & Ru. Crane (26.37) – 2:00.35 (17th) {Season Best}

Men 200 Freestyle

  • Markowitz (1:48.14) – 29th {Season Best}

Women 50 Freestyle

  • Re. Crane (35.84) – 29th
  • Ru. Crane (26.69) – 52nd
  • Griffin (27.72) – 73rd
  • Arrascue (27.94) – 79th

Men 50 Freestyle

  • Oliver Griffin (25.60) – 91st

Men 100 Butterfly

  • Fehrenbach (1:01.25) – 50th {Season Best}

Women 200 Freestyle Relay

  • Ru. Crane (26.99), Griffin (27.49), Arrascue (27.13) & Re. Crane (25.85) – 1:47.46 (17th)

Women 100 Freestyle

  • Re. Crane – 55.90 (24th)
  • Griffin – 1:01.14 (62nd) {Season Best}

Men 100 Freestyle

  • Fehrenbach – 54.76 (97th) {Season Best}

Women 500 Freestyle

  • Ru. Crane – 5:39.02 (29th) {Season Best}

Women 100 Backstroke

  • Arrascue – 1:05.80 (33rd)

Men 100 Backstroke

  • Griffin – 1:04.71 (53rd)

Men 100 Breaststroke

  • Markowitz – 1:00.24 (16th) {Season Best}

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Finals Results

Women 200 Medley Relay

  • Arrascue (30.00), Griffin (35.98), Re. Crane (27.31) & Ru. Crane (26.51) – 1:59.80 (18th) {Season Best}

Women 200 Freestyle Relay

  • Ru. Crane (26.70), Griffin (27.53), Arrascue (26.92) & Re. Crane (25.76) – 1:46.91 (17th) {Season Best}

Women 100 Freestyle

  • Re. Crane – 55.23 (19th)

Men 100 Breaststroke

  • Markowitz – 1:00.12 (16th) {Season Best}

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Easterns Swim

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