Dunkirk’s Hanlon Captures D2 High Jump Title

ENDICOTT – Emilee Hanlon of Dunkirk claimed the Division II girls high jump championship Saturday during the second day of competition at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Union-Endicott High School.

The junior cleared the bar at a height of 5 feet 6 inches on her third attempt to lock up the title.

“At first I was super nervous, but it was like an anxious kind of nervous,” Hanlon said. “Once I started warming up, it just felt good. …Definitely staying loose is good. And my speed helps me a lot with my momentum to get over the bar, so that helps a lot too. …(It feels) crazy (and) unrealistic.”

Fredonia’s Lydia Lanski came in third in the finals of the girls Division II 100-meter hurdles (15.53); Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Justin Svetz was fifth in the boys Division II pentathlon (2,908 points); Dunkirks’s boys 3,200-meter relay team of Christopher Michalski, Anthony Ruiz, Mike DeLand and Nelson Estrada-Cruz was fifth in Division II with a time of 8:13.99; and Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Abby Gostomski had the fourth-fastest Division II clocking in the girls 2,000-meter steeplechase (7:22.09) to highlight the local student-athletes on the second day of action.