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Ticonderoga hurdler sets school, section records

Jay Hebert wins at Dartmouth Relays

Jay Hebert of Ticonderoga set a school and Section VII record in winning the 55-meter hurdles at the Dartmouth Relays Jan. 12.

Jay Hebert of Ticonderoga set a school and Section VII record in winning the 55-meter hurdles at the Dartmouth Relays Jan. 12. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

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Hebert set section record

Jay Hebert of Ticonderoga set a school and Section VII record in winning the 55-meter hurdles at the Dartmouth Relays Jan. 12.

Hebert ran 7.54 seconds in a preliminary round to break the record he already held, then ran 7.51 in the finals to win.

Hebert is the first Section VII athlete to ever win an event at the Dartmouth Relays, according his coach, Walter Thorne.

Hebert won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association small-school championship in the 110-meter hurdles last spring. He then won the New York Federation championship, which pits the top eight runners from schools of all sizes.

Hebert went undefeated last spring with a best time of 14.07 seconds — the fastest time in New York and the fourth fastest high school time in the nation, according to his coach. The Olympic B qualifying standard is 13.72 seconds. Now a junior, he’s only 1.2 seconds away from the world record in the 110 hurdles held by Cuba’s Dayron Robles.

Sentinels run to victory

Ticonderoga dominated the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys indoor track meet Jan. 12.

The Sentinels scored 97.5 points. Plattsburgh had 67.5.

Jarryn Granger won the triple and high jumps for the Sentinels. He was also third in the 55-meter dash.

Shawn Silliman won the 55 hurdles and the 600 run for Ti.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Javeed Nazir, Cody Parrott, Jacob Young and Martin Glazer also won.

Nazir added a second place in the 600 run, Parrott a third in the 1,000 run and Young a third in 1,600 run.

Coleman Granger took second place in the 300 run and high jump.

Marcus Moser was second in 55 hurdles and Devin Davis was second in the 55 sprint.

Skyler Gilbert was third in the 300 run.

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