EUGENE, Ore. – SIUE track and field athlete Julian Harvey earned Second Team All-American honors in the long jump at the 2018 Track and Field Championships. He also participated in the men's high jump at the championships Friday.
This is the fourth time in Harvey's illustrious career that he has obtained All-American status all in the long jump (indoor 2017, outdoor 2016 and indoor 2015).
Harvey's long jump of 25 feet, 5.5 inches Thursday was good for 12th place, two feet shy of eventual winner Zack Bazile (27-5.5) of Ohio State.
Friday, Harvey competed also in the men's high jump at the championships. He did not record a height in the competition. Champion of the high jump was Tejaswin Shankar (7-4.25) of Kansas State.
"At nationals, the opening height is high and the margin for error gets smaller," SIUE Assistant Coach Joey Pacione said. "Unfortunately we weren't able to get his curve correct in time for him to make the bar."
Harvey ends his career as the SIUE school record holder in the outdoor high jump (7-1.5), triple jump (51-5.75) and indoor long, high and triple jumps.
"Its unfortunate and not the finish we had envisioned," added Pacione. "But it has meant so much to coach Julian for three years. We made each other better and walk away from it all with gratitude."