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Etienne 1st at Arizona St. Invite

March 23, 2019
Etienne Indiana


This evening, Jyles’ Etienne ’17 earned his first outdoor victory for Indiana, taking the Arizona State Invitational high jump crown with a leap of 6′ 8.75″.

The former Bear cleared 6′ 2.75″, 6′ 4.75″, 6′ 6.75″, and 6′ 8.75″ without incident before bowing out at 6′ 10.75″ with three missed attempts. Arizona State’s Elijah Hughes also went out at 6′ 10.75″, but Etienne earned the title with one less miss at 6′ 6.75″.

The victory was Etienne’s first outdoors as a Hoosier. Last year he took 8th at the Tennessee Relays (6′ 9.5″) and finished top ten at the Florida Relays (6’ 9”) before competing at the Big Ten Championships, but he was hampered by a hamstring injury sustained during the 2017-18 indoor season.

Etienne and the Hoosiers are back in action next weekend as they travel to Gainesville for the Florida Relays.



  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 6′ 8.75″
  2. Elijah Hughes (Arizona St.) – J6′ 8.75″
  3. Mason Ford (unattached) – 6′ 6.75″
  4. Pau Tonnesen (unattached) – 6′ 6.75″
  5. Isaiah Dillard (Penn St.) – 6′ 6.75″
  6. Austin Campbell (Penn St.) – 6′ 6.75″
  7. Reed Bussey (Arizona St.) – 6′ 6.75″
  8. Ryan Bright (Arizona St.) – 6′ 4.75″
  9. Gregory Fernandez (Arizona St.) – NH




On This Day In History | 1989

March 22, 2019
Wycoff Army Swimming

Wycoff at Army

On this day 30 years ago Newsday profiled Ann Marie Wycoff ’85. Here is the article from George Usher:

Ann Marie Wycoff of Fort Salonga still has burn scars on her right shoulder from being run over by a car when she was 8, but that hasn’t stopped the 21-year-old senior at West Point from becoming the best women’s swimmer at Army since the sport was started there in 1978.

Wycoff, who has never lost in dual competition dating back to Stony Brook Prep, recently won four national titles in the NCAA Division II championships. With the five she’d already taken, she has won more titles than any other woman in Division II swimming.

Ann’s father, Roger, a former Triple-A baseball player in the Pirates organization and JV track and basketball coach at Newfield High School, will never forget the day his daughter was hit by a car.

“The brakes didn’t hold on her bike,” he said. “She was pinned under the car’s manifold and looked up at me and said, `Dad, get the car off me.’ I got enough pressure off and she slid out. The first thing she said was, `Get my goggles, I want to go swimming.’ “

Wycoff successfully defended her titles in the 200 individual medley, setting an Army record of 2:05.98; the 200 butterfly (2:03.26) and the 400 individual medley (4:24.76), in which she’s a three-time champion. She also won the 1,650 freestyle in 17:01.17.

She hopes to compete in the 1992 Olympics but says she is taking it one day at a time. “The Army and my troops are the most important thing to me right now,” she said. “I’d like to compete in the Pan Am Games and the Goodwill Games, but it depends on whether the Army thinks it’s a good idea or not. The Army is a job, a career, your life, and swimming isn’t going to be my life.”



On This Day In History | 2002

March 20, 2019
Passalacqua Erskine

Passalacqua slides into second during the 2002 season

On this day 17 years ago, Anthony Passalacqua ’99 paced the Erskine College baseball team to a 12-7 win over Southern Wesleyan.

The former Bear went 2-for-5 at the plate with 3 RBIs, including a 2-run homer in the bottom of the first and an RBI-single in the 5th. He added two runs. He finished his sophomore campaign with a .360 batting average, 63 hits, 5 home runs, and 51 RBIs in 48 games.



On This Day In History | 2002

March 19, 2019
B Lacrosse 2002

The 2002 lacrosse squad

On this day 17 years ago, the boys’ lacrosse team opened the season with a 13-3 win over North Babylon.

Mike Pilnacek scored a hat trick while Stephen De St. Aubin, Conor O’Keefe, Joe Sawyer, and Greg Titus added 2 goals each.



On This Day In History | 2007

March 18, 2019
Titus Salisbury

Titus scores a goal in the ’07 title game vs. Cortland

On this day 12 years ago, Greg Titus’ ’03 five points paced Salisbury’s 17-8 victory over Denison. The former Bear scored a pair of goals in the 2nd and 4th quarters and added a fourth quarter assist to help the Sea Gulls pull away from the Big Red.

Salisbury went on to finish the season 23-0 and win the Division III National Championship, thanks in large part to Titus who earned an Honorable Mention All-America nod after leading the nation in goals (76) & finishing 5th in points (91). He recorded 16 hat tricks on the year including a 7 goal, 2 assist effort vs. Mary Washington.

Titus and the Sea Gulls won National Championships in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008.



On This Day In History |2004

March 17, 2019
Passalacqua Erskine

Passalacqua slides into second during the 2002 season

On this day 15 years ago, Anthony Passalacqua ’99 went 3-for-3 in Erskine College’s 9-4 over Paine College.

The former Bear smacked a single in the 3rd inning, notched an RBI single in the 4th, and added a double in the 6th to pace the Flying Fleets. He added a pair of runs.

He finished his senior season with a .400 batting average, 23 doubles, 10 home runs, 60 RBIs, 60 runs, and 17 stolen bases. At season’s end he garnered a spot on the All-Tournament Team and won Erskine’s highest honor, the Jake Todd Award, for excelling on and off the field. He still holds Erskine records in batting average, doubles, hits, home runs, RBIs, runs, and total bases.



On This Day In History | 1965

March 15, 2019
Lingle Missouri

Lingle breaks the tape at the USTFF Championships (PC: AP wirephoto)

On this day 54 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 set the U.S. Track and Field Federation record in the 1,000 yard run at the USTFF Indoor Championships in Milwaukee. In his third straight year winning the event, Lingle scorched the track in 2:07.3 to take the title, nearly besting the american record. Here is the recap of the race from the Associated Press:

Lingle Just Misses Snell ‘1000’ Mark

MILWAUKEE–NCAA Champion Robin Lingle of Missouri turned in the fastest 1,000 of the winter board circuit with a blistering 2:07.3 effort Monday night in the 14th Annual Journal Games, designated as the U.S. Track and Field Federation indoor Championships.

The Slender Lingle, romping on one of his favorite tracks, captured the meet and USTFF title for the third straight time while pulling away to a 20-yard victory over Dennis Carr of Southern California.

Wisconsin’s Barney Peterson set a blistering pace for two laps before Lingle moved in front to stay. Then the Missouri flash gradually pulled away to win in easy fashion. Petersen wilted under the pace he initially set and finished third.

Lingle took aim on the U.S. indoor record of 2:06 set by Olympic gold medal winner Peter Snell of New Zealand, but wasn’t pushed hard enough. Lingle settled for a meet and USTFF record and the Seaton’s top 1,000 performance.


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