Rowan’s Escoffery and Tucker place 2nd and 3rd in high jump at NCAA D-3 championships!!!!!!

Senior co-captains Harrison Escoffery and Jeffrey Jon Tucker of Rowan University placed second and third in the high jump Saturday at the NCAA indoor track championships in Birmingham, Ala.

Stefan Duvivier of Tufts cleared a personal-best 7-2 1/2 on his second attempt for the win. He missed one try at 7-3 3/4 before calling it a day. He entered with a PR of 6-9 3/4.

The meet record is 7-3 1/4, set in 1993 by Ken Hoffman of St. Olaf.

Tucker, an Eastern graduate, passed at the opening height of 6-3 1/2 and cleared 6-5 1/2 on his first attempt, then passed all three attempts at 6-7 1/2, since clearing it wouldn’t have helped him move up. He made 6-9 on his second try, then cleared a season-best 6-10 3/4 on his first attempt, moving past Escoffery and into second place.

Escoffery, from Hackensack, had entered at 6-5 1/2, passed at 6-7 1/2 and cleared 6-9 on his first try, then 6-10 3/4 on his second and 6-11 3/4 on his third, to regain second place from his close friend and teammate. He missed three tries at 7-1 but as it turned out he would have had to clear 7-3 1/4 to win.

Tucker has a PR of 7-0 1/2 from a meet in Winston-Salem, N.C., in February of 2015 but his best this year was a 6-9 3/4 last weekend at Ithaca.

Escoffery PR’d at 7-0 1/4 last month in a meet at the Ocean Breeze facility in Staten Island, N.Y.

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