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Etienne Shatters NY Relays Record

April 16, 2016
Etienne Carifta 2016 Track B

Etienne celebrates a clearance during his gold medal performance at the Carifta Games last month

Add Jyles Etienne’s name to the list of New York’s most prolific skyscrapers.

This afternoon at the 12th Annual New York Relays, the junior Bahamian tied his personal record of 6’11” (2.10m) to claim top honors in the 25-man field, besting the second place jumper by a staggering 7 inches. In the process he shattered the two-year-old meet record of 6’7″ by 4 inches.

The event opened at a height of 5’4″ but Etienne elected before the start of the event to come in at 6’2″. He cleared 6’2″, 6’4″, 6’6″, 6’8″, and 6’11” on his first attempts before falling just short at 7’1″. He is only the second Brooker to win an event at the New York Relays, joining Matt Hollis who took the decathlon title in 2014.

He now stands alone as the top high jumper in New York by 5-inch chasm and is tied for 9th in America.


New York Relays Top 10 High Jump Results

  1. Jyles Etienne – Stony Brook School, NY – 6’11”
  2. Judah James – Danbury, CT – 6’4″
  3. Ethan Bartlett – Valhalla, NY – 6’0″
  4. Jahlen Taylor – Iona Prep, NY – 5’10”
  5. Ryan Dwyer – Nanuet, NY – 5’8″
  6. Mac-Gregore Jeune – St. Benedict’s Prep, NJ – 5’8″
  7. Michael DiBiase – St. Josephe’s by-the-Sea, NY – 5’8″
  8. Ernie Robertson – Riverdale, NY – 5’8″
  9. Noah Abrahams – Stepinac, NY – 5’8″
  10. Davian Rutledge – DeWitt Clinton, NY – 5’8″


New York Relays


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