Elaina Flaitz’s personal best high jump ties 28 year Hornell record
Saturday’s meet was an truly an elite showcase of high school track and field talent from Section V and from across New York State, including Sectional, State, and National Champions.
Elaina Flaitz won the High Jump with a leap of 5-4. The jump, two inches higher than her previous indoor best, also ties the Red Raider record set in 1995. That performance places Elaina in 1st place in the Rochester Winter Track League, 1st in Class A3, and 2nd overall in Section V. Elaina also placed 14th in the 55m Hurdles with a new personal best time of 9.93. Watch a video of that jump on our Facebook Page.
And Brennan DeLany advanced to the finals of the highly competitive Triple Jump and earned a 4th place finish with a new personal best jump of 43-0, which moves him into 2nd place all-time on the HHS Leaderboard. And with that performance Brennan moves into 1st place in the RWTL, 2nd in Class A3, and 4th overall in Section V. Brennan also placed 2nd in the Pole Vault.
“With just over a month to go in the season and moving into second place all-time in three events, DeLany is closing in on school records in the Triple Jump, Pole Vault, and 55m Hurdles. While Flaitz now has her sights set on the 55m Hurdle record. After their years of dedication to the program and the success of our teams, I would like to see both Elaina and Brennan rewrite the Raider Indoor Track and Field record book as a testament to their work ethic. Our highly competitive league and section will provide them both with several opportunities to achieve this goal.
The Red Raider Indoor Track and Field team will compete next at the Rochester Winter Track League Championship Meet on January 28 at Houghton University.