Etkind Competes in 110 Hurdles at NCAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Senior Josh Etkind of the Tufts University men's outdoor track & field team competed in the preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships today.

Etkind was not one of today's nine qualifiers for tomorrow's final. His time of 15.03 seconds finished 17th nationally. The ninth and final qualifier from the preliminaries – Alex Dimon from Marietta – finished in 14.47 seconds. Etkind was the only New England competitor in the event.

The Jumbo record-holder was making his fifth and final NCAA appearance and his third straight outdoors. He was an All-American (seventh place) in the 110-meter hurdles outdoors in 2017, running his school-record 14.37 in the preliminaries and 14.50 in the final.

Tufts will conclude NCAA action on Saturday when senior Benji Wallace competes in the pole vault, where a straight final will begin at noon.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire leads the NCAA men's meet with a 34 score through two days. MIT is in second place at 22.

The NCAA meet, which started Thursday, is being held at the SPIRE Institute with the University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission as hosts.