Jumping to new heights
Smithtown High School East student-athlete Daniel Claxton has been named the leading high school high jumper in the United States this year. On Jan. 28, Claxton beat his own record by jumping 7 feet at the Ocean Breeze Invitational, setting a new meet record, school record and Suffolk County record. Claxton has been named league champion, large school champion and was the top finisher at the state qualifier meet. He will be competing in the state championships on March 4.
Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District