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Etienne 7th in Bahamas Open Nationals

June 27, 2015
Etienne clears the bar vs. Greenport earlier this season

Etienne clears the bar vs. Greenport earlier this season

Just a week after breaking our school record in the high jump at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, Jyles Etienne shattered the record again and added a school record in the javelin throw to close a remarkable day.

In the Bahamas Open National Track & Field Championships, the rising junior finished 7th in the high jump with a height of 6′ 8″, eclipsing his personal best by two-and-a-half inches. Etienne was the only high school jumper in the event which featured competitors as old as 31 and members of professional track clubs. His mark of 6′ 8″ places him at 10th in the country among all sophomores and leaves him just .03 meters shy of the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Youth Championships.

Men’s Senior High Jump Results

1 Ingraham, Ryan            22 Puma                     2.28m
2 Thomas, Donald            31 Nike                    J2.28m
3 Barry, Trevor             31 Bahama Elite            J2.28m
4 Wilson, Jamal             27 R.C. Athletics           2.22m
5 Smith II, David           23 Unattached               2.20m
6 Greenslade, Ellison       19 Leap Of Faith            2.03m
7 Etienne, Jyles            16 Leap Of Faith           J2.03m
8 Ross, Aaron               18 R.C. Athletics           1.93m

He also took 4th place in the javelin throw with a distance of 41.13 meters, a mark that broke our school record by 0.01 meters. Etienne was again the only high school competitor in the event, which included a thrower from Liberty University.

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