Stepp earns All-America status at NCAA Championships
Tyler Stepp's 7.35 meters mark allowed him to earn Second-Team All-America honors by the USTFCCCA for the second-consecutive season.
Tyler Stepp's 7.35 meters mark allowed him to earn Second-Team All-America honors by the USTFCCCA for the second-consecutive season.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Second-consecutive season the senior has earned Second-Team All-America honors

EUGENE, Ore. (June 12, 2014) – ETSU senior field athlete Tyler Stepp (Dandridge, Tenn.) recorded a 12th-place mark of 7.35 meters in the men’s long jump at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. This placement allowed him to earn Second-Team All-America honors by the United States Track and Field Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second-consecutive season.

Competing in the second of two flights, the senior improved on each of his three jumps; culminating in his best jump of the day of 7.35 meters in his third and final attempt. This mark placed Stepp 12th overall out of 23 competitors in the event and sixth out of 12 in his flight.

The top nine scores from both flights advanced to the event finals with the closest qualifying jump to Stepp’s mark being a 7.41 meters leap. Placements 11 and 10 also featured an identical mark of 7.35 meters with tiebreaking scenarios coming into play for final slotting.

After placing between ninth and 16th-place overall, the jumper earned Second-Team All-America distinction by the USTFCCCA for the second-straight season. Last year, Stepp advanced to the Championship finals with a mark of 7.79 meters on his second jump, but fouled on his finals jump to place ninth.

This achievement adds to a long list of accomplishments for the Dandridge native including multiple Atlantic Sun Conference titles in the men’s long jump and continued ascent in the event in the ETSU record book.

ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington