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Brennan DeLany makes history with record setting triple long jump

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Delany bests 50 year old Section V record

From the Hornell Track and Field, pictured is DeLany and fellow standout Elaina Flaitz

It was a night of personal bests, school records, and a Section V record. As the Hornell Girls finished 3rd and Boys took 6th at the Section V Class B1 Championship Meet at Batavia.

Brennan DeLany won all four of his events in a record setting night for the senior captain. He took first in the 110m Hurdles (15.31), the Long Jump, the Triple Jump, and the Pole Vault (12-6).

Brennan’s Triple Jump of 46-.05) broke the 50 year old Section V Class B meet record set in 1973. That jump also broke his own school record, set earlier in the year, and is a New York State Automatic Qualifying performance standard, or Super Standard. His Long Jump of 22-05.5 is also automatic qualifying performance. He met the automatic qualifying standard for the Pole Vault with a jump of 13-7 earlier this season. Brennan will compete in all three at the NYS Championships.

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“Brennan is also currently ranked number one in all Section V classes in the the 110m Hurdles(15.14), which is .02 off the NYS Super Standard. So if he wins this event next Friday, he will become the only Hornell athlete to compete at the state level in four open events.”

Jacob Phillips placed 6th in the 400m Hurdles. 

400m Relay of Xzavier Patrick, Austyn Gollnitz, Kellen Crowe, and Ramsey Dean-Prince took 7th

While 1600m Relay of Nathan Wise, Phillips, Crowe, and Patrick finished 9th. 

Senior Elaina Flaitz is the Class B1 Champion in the High Jump (4-10). She also placed 2nd in the 400m Hurdles (1:06.91, and took 4th in the 100m Hurdles (17.31). 

“Elaina is also chasing two NYS Super Standards in the High Jump and the 400m Hurdles. Lainey’s blistering leg of the 400m Relay just prior to the 400 hurdles took just enough out of her legs and she missed her qualifying standard by  less than a second”

Selena Maldonado took 2nd in the LJ and broke her own school record with an amazing leap of 17-11.5, she was 3rd in the Triple Jump (34-6.5), placed 4th in the 200m (26.54). Selena’s Long Jump is also a NYS Qualifying performance, so she too will compete at the NYS Championships. 

Silvia Carretto was 4th in the 800m (2:30.88) and 400m (1:05.01)placed 6th. Both performances were personal bests for Silvia.

Ella White was 5th in both the 100m (13.07) and 200m (27.21).

While Elisa Bodin took 6th in the 1500m (5:32.26) and the 3000m (11:58.13) with season’s bests as well.

The 400m Relay of Riley Harwood, Maldonado, White, and Flaitz was edged at the finish line for 2nd place while running a season’s best time of 50.48.

And the 1600m Relay of Harwood, White, Bodin, and Carretto took 5th in 4:41.55. 

“Both the Girls and Boys came into the meet prepared and focused, and it showed tonight. While our teams are not large enough this season to compete for a Sectional Championship, they showed that individually they are some of the best track and field athletes in Section V. Brennan, Elaina, Selena, Jacob, and the Girls 400m Relay will all compete next Friday night at the NYS Qualifier back in Batavia starting at 4:45. And Silvia Carretto, Ella White, and Elisa Bodin have a chance of qualifying for the meet as well.”

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