LA CROSSE, WIS. – In another great high jump battle at an NCAA Championship meet, Tufts University senior Stefan Duvivier placed second today at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Duvivier had defeated Rowan's Harrison Escoffery to win the NCAA indoor high jump back in March, clearing a school-record 7'2 ½" (2.20m). Today Duvivier again broke his own school record outdoors with success at 7'0 ½" (2.15m). However, he missed on all three of his tries at 7'1 ¼" (2.18m). Worcester State University sophomore Justin Lewis cleared his first attempt at 7'1 ¼" to win the national championship.
This was the fourth time overall Duvivier qualified nationally in the event. In addition to winning the indoor title this year, he was third in the event at NCAA Outdoors last season. He leaves Tufts as a three-time All-American who brought the school record for both seasons over seven feet.
Also on Friday, Tufts junior Henry Hintermeister was in the NCAA javelin throw competition. His best effort of 186'2 ¼" (56.75m) was not one of the nine to qualify for the finals. He placed 17th overall in the nation. This was the second straight year Hintermesiter threw the jav at NCAA's and he improved upon last year's finish and distance.
Junior Josh Etkind was also in action on Friday. Running in the preliminaires of the 110-meter hurdles against a strong win, Etkind's time of 16.56 seconds did not qualify for the final. This was his third NCAA trip, second outdoors. He finished 18th today.
With Duvivier's eight points scored for his runner-up performance in the high jump, Tufts tied for 42nd at the meet.
Today's action finished Tufts' appearance at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Tufts senior Stefan Duvivier (2nd place) and the other NCAA Outdoor All-Americans in the high jump; Below, watch his school-record jump: