Setting Records in Rocky Point

Setting Records in Rocky Point photo
During this spring sports season, two Rocky Point School District students helped to make history as they set new records in track and field competitions. 

After trying to triple jump for the first time, Rocky Point Middle School eighth-grader Alexandra Kelly broke the school record, which had been set in 2002. 

Alexandra broke the record by 7 inches, recording a 34-foot, 8-inch jump, and then set another new record a week later with a 35-foot, 9-inch jump. She also is a new record holder in the long jump with a 17-foot, 4.5-inch jump.

Additionally, Rocky Point High School senior Jake Pohl broke a 34-year-old varsity track and field score in the discus. The previous record was set in 1984 at a distance of 138 feet, 6 inches. Jake crushed that throw with his own personal best and new school record of 141 feet, 10 inches and is now ranked fifth in the county as a discus thrower.