Senior Aaron Young popped the best long jump by a Burlington City athlete in 27 years Saturday at the Burlington County Scholastic League Championships.
Young won the Independence Division long jump with a 21-1 ½ (series not available), just 2 ¾ inches better than Palmyra senior Kwinton Ives, who was 2nd with a 20-10 ¾.
They were the two-best jumps of the day in the four divisions at Pennsauken.
Young’s jump is best by a City long jumper since the 1996 South Jersey Group 1 sectionals at Bridgeton, when two Burlington long jumpers jumped 21-8. Donnitto Patrick jumped 21-8 ¼ that day 27 years ago and George Sills 21-8 ½.
He’s the first City long jumper to win a BCSL title since Chris Barnes jumped 20-11 and won his second in a row in 2008 at Northern Burlington.
City’s school record in the long jump is Mike Boone, who jumped 24-1 ¼ at the 1990 South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Bridgeton. (Boone was one of seven 23-foot jumpers at sectionals that year. Boone also won the javelin at SJ-2 sectionals).
(All the field event results have disappeared in the results and there’s still no sign of the timing company fixing the track timing issues and in addition there are still several track results missing. Because of these ongoing timing and results issues, I’m going to wait to post anything else from this meet until we have verifiably correct and accurate results).