On Mar. 12 the NCAA cancelled all winter and spring championships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
On Leap Day Saturday, Jyles Etienne ’17 soared above 7′ 3.75″ to claim the Big Ten Indoor High Jump Championship for the first time in his Indiana career. The victory earned him a place on the All-Big Ten 1st Team and helped him qualify for a coveted spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The nation’s most prestigious meet will be hosted at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico on March 13 and 14. The men’s high jump is set for a 1:15pm start on Saturday, March 14.
Pending any medical scratches, here is the field for the Men’s High Jump National Championship:
|1.||Darryl Sullivan||Tennessee||7′ 7.75″|
|2.||Earnie Sears||USC||7′ 6.5″|
|3.||JuVaughn Harrison||LSU||7′ 5.75″|
|4.||Brenton Foster||Virginia||7′ 5″|
|5.||Clayton Brown||Florida||7′ 4.5″|
|5.||Tejaswin Shankar||Kansas St.||7′ 4.5″|
|5.||Eric Richards||Southern Miss||7′ 4.5″|
|5.||Darius Carbin||Georgia||7′ 4.5″|
|9.||Jyles Etienne||Indiana||7′ 3.75″|
|9.||Zack Anderson||South Dakota||7′ 3.75″|
|9.||Perry Christie||Rutgers||7′ 3.75″|
|9.||Michael Burke||Minnesota||7′ 3.75″|
|9.||Greg Lauray||Pittsburgh||7′ 3.75″|
|9.||Justice Summerset||Arizona||7′ 3.75″|
|15.||Jason Smith||Long Beach St.||7′ 3.25″|
|15.||Roberto Vilches||Missouri||7′ 3.25″|
In June, Etienne finished tied for 17th in a field of 24 jumpers at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, TX with a height of 7′ 0.5″. Saturday will be his second time competing at an NCAA Championship event.
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