CANTON, N.Y. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Kevin Cutler (Attleboro, Mass.) earned All-America honors in the men's high jump competition this afternoon at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Saint Lawrence University at the Merrick-Pinkard Track and Field Complex.
Cutler cleared 2.08 meters (6-09.75) to place third overall in the national field, matching his own Corsair outdoor program record. The junior from Attleboro, Mass. advanced through the first four progressions on his initial leap. He soared over the horizontal bar on his second attempt at 2.05 meters (6-08.75) to clinch All-America honors as the field was whittled down to six remaining jumpers. Cutler, battling a strong cross wind, moved into third place by clearing 2.08 meters on his third and final attempt.
Wisconsin-Whitewater freshman Robert Sterns won the individual national championship with a leap of 2.14 meters (7-00.25). Rhode Island College junior Steven Vazquez cleared 2.08 meters on his second attempt to earn runner-up honors, edging Cutler by virtue of the tie-breaker (fewest misses at 2.08m).
This is the second time Cutler has stood atop the All-America awards podium, placing seventh at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. He is the first member of the UMass Dartmouth men's program to garner All-America accolades at the outdoor championship since Jonathan Garcia won the 110-meter hurdles in 2007.
Highly decorated, Cutler placed second at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships, second at the New England Division III Championship, and fourth at the New England Alliance Championship.