March 9, 2009
For the Second Year Eric Fontanez places first in
High Jump at NYSPHSAA States Meet: Sect.
V Sportsmanship Award winner; named All-American
School high jumper Eric Fontanez was crowned NY
State champion for the second year in the high jump
Mar. 7, 2009 at Cornell U clearing 6'8", his best
for Indoor Track and equaling his best ever.
Eric also received the Section V Sportsmanship award
which is voted on by coaches. Eric continued his
success this indoor season by capturing ALL AMERICAN
honors. He was at the National Scholastic Indoor
Championships Mar. 14 in New York City. The top six
in each event earn All American honors. He placed
sixth in the high jump. He tied for fourth with two
others, but they beat him on the tiebreakers.
received the Section V Sportsmanship award which is
voted on by coaches. His coach is Jeff Merkel.
He joins Alison Sawyer and Caroline Shultz as the
only track All Americans from Hilton.
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