Skip to content

Etienne Wins 3rd Hoosier Open with US #1 Jump of 7′ 3.75″

December 14, 2019

Yesterday evening, Jyles Etienne ’17 opened his junior season for Indiana University with a bang as he set both a personal and meet record with a leap of 7′ 3.75″ to win his third consecutive Hoosier Open. He won in 2017 with a meet-record mark of 7′ 3″ and last year at 7′ 0.5″.

The 2016 New York State Federation Champion passed at the first three heights of 6′ 3.5″, 6′ 5.5″, and 6′ 7.5″ before clearing 6′ 9″ on his first attempt. He then passed at 6′ 10.75″ and followed with a clear at 6′ 11.75″ to win the meet on just his second jump of the competition. 7′ 1.75″ was the next height to fall, again on his first attempt, before he set his sights on 7′ 3.75″. With the crowd at Gladstein Fieldhouse willing him on, he cleared on his second attempt, showing a rare flash of emotion that revealed how much the jump meant to him. He continued on to 7′ 5″ and nearly cleared on his third attempt, but the bar fell while he was still on the mat. It remains a height for another day.

The indoor season is young, but Etienne’s mark is the new #1 jump in America ahead of Tiffin University’s Cameron Burrows who went 7′ 2.5″ on December 6th.

Etienne and the Hoosiers are back in action on January 11th in a dual meet vs. Tennessee in Bloomington.

_____________________________________________________________

Results

  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 3.75″
  2. Jeremy Hayton (Cincinnati) – 6′ 10.75″
  3. Lawerence Mitchell (Cincinnati) – 6′ 9″
  4. Alex Oleson (Saint Louis) – 6′ 7.5″
  5. Albert Kalala (Cincinnati) – 6′ 3.5″
  6. Grayson Rolen (Indiana) – 6′ 3.5″
  7. Ethan Erusha (Saint Louis) – 6′ 3.5″
  8. Sam Robinson (Butler) – NH
  9. Matt McCown (Indiana) – NH

_____________________________________________________________

Indiana

 

No comments yet

Leave a comment! GO BEARS!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: