Pole Vaulter Deutmeyer Rises Shatters School Records At CHSAA Championship

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Harrison's James Duetmeyer after his record-breaking jump at Icahn Stadium.
Harrison's James Duetmeyer after his record-breaking jump at Icahn Stadium. Photo Credit: Gerard Byrne
Harrison's James Duetmeyer makes a successful jump at Icahn Stadium.
Harrison's James Duetmeyer makes a successful jump at Icahn Stadium. Photo Credit: Gerard Byrne
Harrison's James Duetmeyer of Fordham Prep jumps at Icahn Stadium.
Harrison's James Duetmeyer of Fordham Prep jumps at Icahn Stadium. Photo Credit: Gerard Byrne

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Harrison resident and Fordham Prep High School pole vaulter James Deutmeyer set school, league, venue and state records Saturday. May 17, during the Catholic High School Athletic Association Championships at Icahn Stadium in New York City.

Deutmeyer, who made a jump of 16-feet, 5-inches to break his own school record, the Randall's Island Ichan Stadium Record and Catholic High Schools Athletic Association's state record.

The record-breaking jump was followed by attempts at the height of 16-9, the New York State Federation --public, parochial, private and New York City schools -- record.

Duetmeyer, a senior,  is headed for Villanova University in the fall where he will continue his pole vaulting career.

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