Pringle Sets New High Jump Standard At Tune Up

Pringle Sets New High Jump Standard At Tune Up


It's safe to say Ashland University junior Myles Pringle is ready for the conference meet.

In the last meet prior to the 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, Feb. 24-25 at Grand Valley State, Pringle won three events, broke his own school record in the men's high jump and improved on a previous nationals provisional time in the men's 200-meter dash on Saturday (Feb. 17) at the Kent State Tune Up.

Pringle won the high jump at 2.18 meters/7-feet-1¾, which also was an improved automatic qualifying mark for 2018 NCAA Division II indoor nationals, March 9-10 at Pittsburg State. He also won the 200 dash in 21.37 seconds, and the 400 dash in 47.30 seconds.

Sophomore Ellie Jindra won the women's high jump at 1.66 meters/5-feet-5¼, while runner-up finishes were turned in by sophomore Arthur Greenlee IV in the men's 60 hurdles (8.14 seconds, tied previous provisional time), junior Tyler Sievert in the men's 800 run (1:54.67), senior Tyler Lance in the men's 3,000 run (8:43.77), senior Elijah Talk in the men's shot put (17.03 meters/55-feet-10½), and the men's 4x400 relay team of freshman T.J. Elliott, Pringle, senior William Robinson and freshman Trevor Bassitt (3:16.55).

Placing third in their respective events were Bassitt in the men's 60 hurdles (8.23 seconds), freshman Ian Johnson in the men's 800 run (1:54.70) and junior Brandon Sicurella in the men's weight throw (17.61 meters/57-feet-9½).