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By Douglas Sciorra

Hornell track and field shines in Houghton, Delany breaks three-decade old HHS record

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SLIDESHOW: Rochester Winter Track League competes in the Kerr-Pegula Fieldhouse

“The Red Raiders continue to run, jump, and throw their way up the Section V Leaderboard with another strong outing at Houghton’s Kerr-Pegula Fieldhouse and Brennan DeLany breaks a 32 year-old track and field record.” – Coach Michael V. DeGaetano

The top finishers for Hornell were:

Brennan DeLany was 1st in the Pole Vault with a jump of 12-0 which moves him into first place in Section V, Class A3. Brennan also was1st in the Long Jump leaping to a new school record of 20-10.5 which eclipses the old record of 20-03 which had stood since 1991! It was the second oldest record on the HHS board. The jump also moves him into second place in Section V, Class A3. Brennan continues his streak of consecutive first-place finishes in the Rochester Winter Track League competition in the new year.

Elaina Flaitz was once again 1st in the High Jump (5-0), continuing her undefeated streak as well. 

“After easily winning the competition at 5-0, Elaina moved the bar to 5-03 in an attempt to move into a tie in Section V (all classes). She just missed on her third and final attempt, barely grazing the bar with her heel. Lainey has gained the confidence to enter the competition at a higher starting height, and tonight she proved that she has 5-03, or higher, in her legs. The current HHS Girls Indoor High Jump record is 5-04, set in 1995, and we would love to see Elaina claim that mark before she graduates.”

She was also 5th in the 55m Hurdles (10.47)

Junior, Jacob Phillips took his first top spot of the season in the Triple Jump with an outstanding jump that led to a new personal best of 38-01.75. Jacob is now ranked 8th in Section V, Class A3. He also placed 10th in the Long Jump with a season’s best of 17-02.75.

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Other top finishers for Hornell include: 

Senior, Delaney Meehan who placed 5th in the Weight Throw (28-0). A toss that moves her into 8th place in Section V, Class A3.

And the youth continues to shine for the Lady Raiders as 8th graderMarianne Colson sprinted to a 4th place finish in the 300m dash in 47.42, racing her way up the Section V, Class A3 Leaderboard into the number 10 spot. Marianne also took 11th in the Long Jump (13-04), a new personal best.

8th grader Elisa Bodin finished 5th with a strong showing in the 1000m run (3:43.68) and placed 9th in the 600m run (2:04.18). Elisa currently holds the 8th position on the Section V, Class A3 Leaderboard.

8th grader Silvia Carretto set a new personal best in the 600m Run (2:01.95), good for a 6th place finish and moving her into the number 10 spot on the Section V Leaderboard.

And 8th grader Riley Harwood took 12th in the Long Jump with her new personal best leap of 13-0.

The Girl’s 800m Relay (Flaitz, Colson, Harwood, and Claire Rose) placed 5th (2:05.10).

On the Boys, Sophomore Ashton Hooker placed 11th in the 600m Run (1:46.86)

And the 800m Relay team (Phillips, Hooker, Nathan Wise, and Ayden Travis) finished in 6th (1:47.12).

“Coach DeLany and I are very pleased with the way the team continues to improve week-to-week. Not only are Brennan and Elaina reaffirming their League All-Star status and dominance in Section V, but the veterans and seniors are setting the tone for the team and leading the way for the younger athletes, who are closing in right behind them. If the team maintains its focus in preparation, work ethic in practice, and intensity in competition, then they will continue to ascend the Section V Leaderboard and secure excellent seeding performances for the League Championship Meet which is quickly approaching on the 28th.”

The Hornell Indoor Track and Field Team competes again on Friday, January 13 at RIT.

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