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Etienne 2nd at Jim Green Invite

January 11, 2019
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Etienne in action earlier this season (PC: Indiana Athletics)

This afternoon Jyles Etienne ’17 placed second in the high jump with a leap of 7′ 0.5″ (2.15m) at the Jim Green Invitational hosted by the University of Kentucky.

The former Bear passed at 6′ 2.75″, 6′ 4.75″, 6′ 6.75″, and 6′ 8.75″ before clearing 6′ 10.75″ on his first jump. He then cleared 7′ 0.5″ on his second attempt before bowing out at 7′ 1.75″. Kentucky’s Rahman Minor also went out at 7′ 1.75″, but cleared the previous height with fewer attempts than Etienne, giving him the victory.

Etienne has some history with Minor and now leads 3-2 in head-to-head match-ups. At the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals, Etienne finished 12th with a mark of 6′ 5″ while Minor went 6′ 9″ to take 3rd place. The following summer, at the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals, Etienne finished runner-up with a height of 6′ 10.25″ while Minor was 7th at 6′ 8.25″. Last December, in his first collegiate meet, Etienne soared a lifetime best 7′ 3″ to win the Hoosier Open while Minor, jumping for Purdue, took 2nd at 7′ 0.5″. Finally, in December, Etienne again edged Minor at the Hoosier Open with a leap of 7′ 0.5″ to defend his crown. Minor took second with a 6′ 10.25″.

Etienne has now cleared the seven-foot barrier four times as a Hoosier. He remains 8th in the national rankings with a season best of 7′ 1″. The Hoosiers are back in action next weekend as they host the Gladstein Invitational.

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Jim Green Invite High Jump Results

  1. Rahman Minor (Kentucky) – 7′ 0.5″
  2. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 0.5″J
  3. Curtis Richardson (Akron) – 6′ 10.75″
  4. Jermaine Francis (Barton County CC) – 6′ 10.75″
  5. Dylan Western (Arkansas State) – 6′ 8.75″
  6. Cody Stine (Ohio State) – 6′ 8.75″
  7. Nuh Andu (Akron) – 6′ 8.75″
  8. Albert Kalala (Cincinnati) – 6′ 6.75″
  9. Jeremy Hayton (Unattached) – 6′ 6.75″
  10. Benjamin Olewiler (Akron) – 6′ 6.75″
  11. Yoshua Reed (Eastern Kentucky) – 6′ 4.75″
  12. Willie Rodgers (Southern Illinois) – 6′ 4.75″
  13. Frank Massey (Arkansas State) – 6′ 4.75″
  14. Malik Hudson (Akron) – 6′ 4.75″
  15. Alex Strong (Arkansas State) – 6′ 4.75″
  16. Caleb Vogel (Southern Illinois) – 6′ 2.75″
  17. Alexie Robles (Bellarmine) – 6′ 2.75″
  18. Matthew Bigelow (Southern Illinois) – 6′ 2.75″
  19. Tahj Whitfield (Barton County CC) – NH
  20. Brandon Hochbein (Akron) – NH
  21. Mitchell Hoerig (Akron) – NH
  22. Luke Hupp (Cumberlands) – NH
  23. Nathan Hepburn (Cumberlands) – NH
  24. Kaleb Ambrose (Barton County CC) – NH
  25. Guy Williams (Bellarmine) – NH

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