Stockton junior Hunter Daly from Florence hit a high jump PR of 6-6 3/4 at the Bill Butler Invitational at West Chester.
Daly finished second on misses to Earnest Daniel of Rowan, a Kingsway graduate, but it was his first lifetime clearance of 2.0 meters, a significant barrier for high jumpers.
Daly’s previous lifetime best was 6-6 1/4 indoors in a meet at Ocean Breeze in February of 2020. His previous outdoor PR was 6-6, which he achieved twice – at Cortland, N.Y., in May of 2019, Stockton’s last outdoor meet before last month, and also back in the spring of 2017, his senior year at Florence, when he won the Woodbury Relays.
As for Daniel, his PR is 6-8 3/4 from a meet in Orlando in March of 2019. He’s also a 47-foot triple jumper
Daly and Daniel share the No. 14 ranking in NCAA Division 3 and the No. 1 ranking in the NJAC along with Alex White of Penn State Harrisburg, who cleared 6-6 3/4 earlier this month at a different meet in West Chester. White has a 6-8 1/4 PR from the spring of 2018.
Daniel also triple jumped 47 feet at Kingsway and has gone as far as 45-11 1/4 for Rowan. He’s only tripled once this spring, going 44-4 1/4 at West Chester, No. 4 in the conference.