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New Balance Nationals High Jump Preview

June 15, 2017
Etienne New Balance B Track 2016

Etienne at last year’s NB Outdoor Nationals (2nd/6’10.25″)

This weekend the New Balance Outdoor Nationals kick off in Greensboro, NC at North Carolina A&T State University. Jyles Etienne, after missing out on the chance to defend his Suffolk County and New York State Championships due to a heel injury, will be back in action and eager to improve upon his runner-up finish at last year’s Nationals.

The Indiana-bound senior jumps on Sunday morning at 11:00am.

Below is a preview of the talented field comprised of some of the nation’s best jumpers representing fifteen different states. They are listed in order of their top outdoor jump.

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New Balance Outdoor Nationals High Jump Field

  • #1 Kyle Garland – Philadelphia, PA – 7′ 2″
  • #1 Nate Patterson – Plymouth, IN – 7′ 2″
  • #3 Daniel Claxton – Nesconset, NY – 7′ 1.75″
  • #3 Jyles Etienne – Stony Brook, NY – 7′ 1.75″
  • #5 Qayyim Ali – Williamsport, PA – 7′ 1″
  • #5 Greg Lauray – Bethlehem, PA – 7′ 1″
  • #7 Albert Kalala – Cincinnati, OH – 7′ 0″
  • #8 Jaasiel Torres – Sarasota, FL – 6′ 11.5″
  • #9 Brandon Burke – Churchville, NY – 6′ 10″
  • #9 Augustus Karweh – Providence, RI – 6′ 10″
  • #9 Danny Renwick – Marion, MA – 6′ 10″
  • #9 Safir Scott – Greenwich, CT – 6′ 10″
  • #13 Juan Warren – Battle Creek, MI – 6′ 9″
  • #14 Trey Causey – Winchester, VA – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Israel Diaz – Inverness, FL – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Nathaniel Harrison-Moore – Hagerstown, MD – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Fernando Lamin – Burlington, MA – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Frank Massey – Chicago Heights, IL – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Daenah Pressley – Culpepper, VA – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Nik Reardon – Topsfield, MA – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Peter Rudelich – Batavia, IL – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Preston Swiggart – Houston, TX – 6′ 8″
  • #14 Jordan Walker – Alexandria, VA – 6′ 8″
  • #24 John Dalton – Scottsboro, AL – 6′ 7″
  • #24 Joshua Gilliard – Manassas, VA – 6′ 7″
  • #24 Cassidy Henshaw – Traverse City, MI – 6′ 7″
  • #24 Anthony Jones – East Bangor, PA – 6′ 7″
  • #24 Carl Nesbitt – Vestavia Hills, AL – 6′ 7″
  • #29 Cason Gardner – Mechanicsville, VA – 6′ 6.75″
  • #29 Michael Johnson – Harrodsburg, PA – 6′ 6.75″
  • #29 Skyler Lester – Kennesaw, GA – 6′ 6.75″
  • #32 Jeremy Hayton – Hillsboro, OH – 6′ 6″
  • #32 Nakia Williams – Shinnecock, NY – 6′ 6″

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Etienne Named to Newsday All-Long Island Team

June 12, 2017

This evening Newsday unveiled their spring sport All-Long Island teams and for the second straight season Jyles Etienne has made the prestigious list.

Etienne set the indoor and outdoor Suffolk County records in the high jump this season with leaps of 7′ 2.5″ and 7′ 1.75″, respectively. He repeated as the Division III Champion on May 24th, but was unable to defend his Suffolk County and New York State Federation crowns due to a heel injury. He is hoping to be ready for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June.

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Stony Brook All-Long Island Athletes

  • 2017: Jyles Etienne/High Jump
  • 2016: Jyles Etienne/High Jump
  • 2012: Taylor Colucci/Track
  • 2009: Danielle Spiliotis/Basketball | Donna Liotine/Soccer
  • 2007: Kristyn Dunleavy/Basketball
  • 2002: Amanda Shapiro/100 Breaststroke
  • 1999: Rebecca Fischer/Basketball
  • 1996: Jake Kenney/Lacrosse | Paul Ciofrone/Baseball | Steven Meltzer/Swimming
  • 1994: Jean Crousillat, Jonathan Meltzer, Steven Meltzer, Casey O’Donnell/200 yd. Freestyle Relay
  • 1993: Will Smith/500 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke | Jon Meltzer/50 Freestyle | Will Smith, Jean Crousillat, Steve Meltzer, Jon Meltzer/200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay & 400 Freestyle Relay
  • 1966: Jerry Armfield/Basketball
  • 1964: Bill Oliver/Football
  • 1955: Frank Visted/Football
  • 1930: Nevin Howell/Football
  • 1926: Herbert Williams/Football | Billy Baker/Football | Marius Brohard/Football

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On This Day In History | 1975

June 11, 2017
Lockerbies 1975 Track

Don (in the lead) flanked by is brother Kevin during a time trial to decide the 1975 Penn Relays team

On this day 42 years ago, Don Lockerbie finished runner-up in the 880 yard run at the New York State Championships, losing by a nose to Baldwinsville’s Don Paige and his time of 1:52.9.

Paige would go on to star for Villanova University, winning the 800m and 1500m at the 1979 NCAA Championships. The following year he won the 800m at the US Olympic Trials, but was denied his shot at the Olympics due to the United States’ boycott of the Soviet Union.

Don would later be a collegiate star himself for the University of North Carolina where he became an All-American and the 1980 ACC Champion in the 800 (1:53.1).

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On This Day In History | 2012

June 9, 2017
Colucci 2012 Track

Colucci during a home meet in 2012

On this day 5 years ago, Taylor Colucci became Stony Brook’s first individual New York State Champion in 29 years as he ran away with the Division II 200m in a time of 22.70. The last individual state champion was Roger Wycoff who took the 500 freestyle title at the 1983 State Swimming Championships.

That same day Colucci ran the second leg of the Bears’ 4x100m relay team which also took the state crown. Mark Brathwaite, Ed Kim, Austin Sutton, and Colucci scorched the track with a time of 44.14 to become the first State Champion relay team in school history.

Colucci would go on to cap his season with a national title, winning the Emerging Elite 200m at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in a time of 22.18.

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New York State Division II 200m Results

  1. Taylor Colucci – Stony Brook – 22.70
  2. Jonathan Carpenter – James O’Neill – 22.77
  3. Jahmahl Pardner – Aquinas Institute – 22.85
  4. Ian Parnell – Hackley – 23.05
  5. Nick Puusalu – Waverly – 23.22
  6. Tyler Plaud – Olean – 23.44
  7. Erin Parker – Roosevelt – 23.50
  8. Nick Cometti – Solvay – 23.84

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On This Day In History | 2002

June 7, 2017
B Track 2002 Lingle

Lingle (in 2nd place) pushes for the finish line at the State meet

On this day 15 years ago, Will Lingle finished 2nd in the Class C/D 800m run at the New York State Championships. The senior ran a blistering 1:56.45 to earn the runner-up finish. The following day he would finish in 5th place in the New York State Federation Championship, lowering his personal best to 1:55.08 in the process.

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New York State Class C/D 800m Results

  1. Brian McNiff – Christian Brothers Academy – 1:55.61
  2. Will Lingle – Stony Brook – 1:56.45
  3. Nick Sarro – Chatham – 1:56.94
  4. Andy Cloke – Notre Dame – 1:58.64
  5. Nick Rizzon – Bradford – 1:58.69
  6. Kevin Horvath – Sauquoit Valley – 1:59.78

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On This Day In History | 2014

June 6, 2017
B Track 2014 Tankeh

Tankeh wins the 100m vs. Mercy in 2014 (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On this day 3 years ago, Charles Tankeh broke the school record in the 100m dash at the New York State Championships.

One week earlier at the Section XI Championships, Tankeh took the Class B county crown in a time of 11.36, a mark that placed him 6th overall in Suffolk. He then followed in the footsteps of Taylor Colucci ’12 by running away with the Class B 200m title, completing a rare double victory that Colucci accomplished in 2011.

At the state meet Tankeh continued to elevate his performance. Despite lack of practice the previous week due to a slight muscle injury, Tankeh scorched the track in a time of 10.84 that reset Colucci’s school record set in 2012. The time left the sophomore in 1st place after the preliminaries. That same day Tankeh also made the finals of the 200m with a mark of 22.53, 5th fastest in the field.

The following day Tankeh would finish in 3rd place in the 100m, the highest finish for a sprinter since Colucci won the 200m state title in 2012.

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Gallery: Class Night 2017

June 4, 2017

Photographs from the athletic awards portion of Class Night, held on May 26th, courtesy of the incomparable Bruce Jeffrey. Click here for a list of the recipients for each of the awards and the remarks from Director of Athletics, Dan Hickey.

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