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May 6 Track & Field: A-C Valley’s Blauser Puts Forth Top 2A Long Jump, Redbank’s Mansfield Has Top 5 TJ

Baylee Blauser of A-C Valley put forth the best long jump in Class 2A in the state Thursday. Photo by Lori Blauser

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Baylee Blauser put forth one of the best jumps in Pennsylvania this season when she won the long jump at the Redbank Valley/A-C Valley dual meet Thursday in New Bethlehem with a leap of 18-feet, 3 ½-inches.

Blauser’s leap is the best leap in Pennsylvania by a Class 2A athlete this season per the latest honor roll by and one of the top jumps regardless of classification.

She also won the triple jump with a leap of 36-feet, 1 ½-inches, which would be the fifth-best jump in Class 2A in the latest honor roll numbers.

Blauser wasn’t the only jumper putting on a show in New Bethlehem Thursday.

Joe Mansfield of Redbank Valley won the boys’ triple jump with a leap of 43-feet, 6 ½-inches, which is the fourth-best in the state in the latest Class 2A rankings just behind Cranberry’s Cam Russell, who is third with a leap of 43-feet, 7 ½-inches.

Tanner Merwin out jumped Mansfield to win the long jump going 20-feet, 9-inches to Mansfield’s 19-feet, 9-inches.

Redbank Valley won both meets taking the boys’ meet, 105-41, and the girls’ meet, 112-33.

View the full meet results here 


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