Jackson Earns All-American Status at NCAA Championships

Sophomore Nicholas Jackson matched Daz Lawrence's height of 6'9" in the high jump this weekend, putting them both tied for fifth in the nation (Photo courtesy of Adrian College track and field).
Sophomore Nicholas Jackson matched Daz Lawrence's height of 6'9" in the high jump this weekend, putting them both tied for fifth in the nation (Photo courtesy of Adrian College track and field).

BOSTON – Sophomore jumper Nicholas Jackson came in seventh place in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 8 to earn All-American Status. Seniors Randy Fry and Jordan Davis qualified for the finals in the 200-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles, respectively, which will be run tomorrow.

Jackson had a jump of 6'8" (2.03 meters) on Friday to place seventh. He narrowly avoided going out in the third round of jumps, clearing the two-meter mark on his final attempt. He hit on 2.03-meters in his first attempt but couldn't quite clear the 2.06-meter mark. He didn't need to in order to place, as his jump earned him All-American status and the team two points.

Fry had the sixth-fasted time in the 200-meter dash, inside the top-eight mark needed to run tomorrow. Calden Wojt ran a time of 21.60 for the lead, while Fry finished with a 21.870, winning his heat. Davis also won his heat, running an 8.12 in the 60-meter hurdles to put him in third place heading into the finals. Connor Troyer from Mount Union had the fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles, with a time of 8.063.

Davis will run at 1:55 p.m. tomorrow and Fry will come out of the blocks at 4:25 p.m. for day two of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.