Red Hook’s Caitlin Schmitz breaks school jump record

Red Hook’s Caitlin Schmitz broke a 37-year-old school record with her long jump on June 6 at the New York State Track and Field Division 2 Championships.

Schmitz, who placed sixth in the two-day event, had a long jump of 17-09, breaking Red Hook High School’s school record of 17-06 in the process. Schmitz and Kaitlin McGovern represented Red Hook in the girls competition at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. McGovern came in 26th in the girls 3000m run competition with a time of 11:16.14.

Also showing his winning way was Red Hook senior Nick LaBarbera, who finished second in the state in the 400m dash with a time of 49.26, 19 seconds behind first place finisher Matt McCoy of Vernon-Verona-Shirley High. LaBarbera was also in the preliminaries for the 200m dash, but finished 13th with a time of 22.72.

Tim Kiluba, a junior, represented the Red Hook boys in the long jump, coming in sixth with a jump of 22-01.50, a personal best.

McGovern and LaBarbera were both named Most Superior Athlete at Red Hook’s senior night on May 5.

Rhinebeck did not field any runners in the state championships.

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