Hanlon is state indoor high jump champion

Submitted Photo Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon poses Saturday after winning the state indoor high jump championship.

STATEN ISLAND — Dunkirk High senior Emilee Hanlon has a state indoor high jump championship to go with the outdoor high jump title she won last year.

Hanlon went into the statewide championship event at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic complex on Staten Island seeded at a tie for second with a personal best of 5’6“. In Saturday’s competition, she set a new record of 5’7” and became the federation and state champion.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Emilee. She had a goal coming into this season and she got it,” said Adam Woelfle, Hanlon’s track coach. “Last year didn’t go as planned, and she was going to make up for it. We knew it would be close and come down to misses, the girls at the top were all close, and when she made 5’7” on her first attempt she secured the victory. Lots of hard work and dedication went into this season, and it all paid off.”

Hanlon was also anchor on the Lady Marauders 4×400 relay team, which finished 12th. That team was composed of Hanlon, Jericha Petrella, Kylie Procknal, and Jaylah Cossin.

“Those girls should be happy, making it here was a hard battle and 12th in the state is no joke,” Woelfle said.