This week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released their All-American list for the indoor track & field season, and Jyles Etienne ’17 made the list after a championship season in the high jump.
Here is the press release from Indiana University:
Etienne checked in at No. 9 on the NCAA performance list in the high jump and had a mark of 2.23m (7′ 3.75″). Earning his first Big Ten individual title, Etienne won the high jump with a personal best-matching height of 2.23m (7′ 3.75″). He opened the season by winning in the high jump at the Hoosier Open with a fourth-best in program history height of 2.23m (7′ 3.75″).
The explosive junior is one of nine Hoosiers to earn the All-American distinction. It is Etienne’s first All-American honor at the collegiate level after twice receiving the nod while at the Brook in 2016 and 2017.
The honor is hopefully a satisfying capstone to an abbreviated season brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. After winning his first Big Ten Championship, on Leap Day no less, the Bahamian Bounder was in New Mexico for the NCAA Championships when the event was cancelled due to heightened concerns around the virus.
Etienne now looks ahead to his final season in Bloomington with hopes of conquering the national stage after establishing himself as one of the best jumpers in the country.