GREENSBORO, N.C. — After taking home two medals each from the state track and field meet last week, Ticonderoga’s Jay Hebert and Peru’s Dan Lennon will test their talents on a national stage today.
Lennon will race in the boys’ 3,200-meter run at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, and Hebert is slated to compete in the 110 hurdles.
The meet started Thursday and runs through Saturday on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
Lennon, a senior, won the Division II championship at last weekend’s New York State Track and Field Championships with a time of 9:06.36. He placed second in the Federation.
His best time of the season is 9:00.52, which he clocked May 13 at the Glenn D. Loucks Games in White Plains. He broke his own Section VII record with that performance.
Lennon won the 5,000 at the Indoor Nationals in March, and was 16th in 3,000 at last year’s Outdoor Nationals, finishing in 9:27.
Hebert is coming off of an outstanding performance at the New York State Track and Field Championships. The sophomore crossed the finish line in 14.33 to win the Division II 110 hurdles championship and followed that up with a 14.41 that made him the fastest runner in the Federation race as well.
Hebert holds the Section VII record of 14.07, which he set May 19 at the William F. Eddy Jr. Memorial Track and Field Meet in Schenectady. That’s the fastest time in New York this year and the second-fastest time ever run by a sophomore in New York.