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.