HS East Junior Shatters High Jump Record

High School East junior Dan Claxton captivated the audience at the New York City Armory on Jan. 16 as he won the high jump at the Hispanic Games with a leap of 6'9". This breaks his previous school record of 6'8". He is currently ranked number one in New York and number two in the United States. He is pictured with (from left) track and field assistant coach Brian Willman, track and field head coach Veronica Welsh, Athletic Director Patrick Smith and High School East Principal Ed Thompson.