Florence’s Hunter Daly, a junior at Stockton University, recorded a big high jump PR of 6-9 1/2 this weekend at the Osprey Twilight Invitational in Galloway Township.
He actually recorded three PRs in one meet!
Daly’s 6-9 1/2 jump puts him in a tie for the No. 4 spot in the country in NCAA Division 3 and No. 1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Daly’s previous PR was 6-6 3/4, which he first cleared indoors at the 2020 NJAC Championships at Ocean Breeze and then matched outdoors in a meet at West Chester University last month.
Daly entered the competition at 6-0 3/4, which he cleared on his first try. After he cleared 6-2 3/4 on his first attempt to win the meet, he had the bar moved up to a PR 6-7 1/2, which he also cleared on his first try.
He then made 6-8 3/4 and 6-9 1/2 both on his first attempts for his second and third PRs of the day.
After the 6-9 1/2 clearance, he had the bar moved up to 6-10 3/4, where he missed three attempts.
Daly’s high school PR was 6-6 from the 2017 Woodbury Relays. He won the Burlington County Open at Rancocas Valley as a senior and then won the state Group 1 title at Hillsborough.
Stockton’s school record is 6-11 3/4, set in 2006 by Paul Klemic, who was the 2000 Foot Locker National national champion for Mainland Regional, with a clearance of 7-4 1/2. Klemic also holds Stockton’s long jump record at 25-2 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, from when he won the first of his two consecutive NCAA Division 3 long jump titles.