Falcon earns podium position at championship track meet

Samir Gardner standing on the podium after a third-place finish at the indoor track and field championship meet.

The number three long jumper in New York State is a Falcon!

Congratulations to Samir Gardner, who placed third in the long jump at this weekend’s indoor track and field championship on Staten Island.

The jump that earned the junior the medal on Saturday was also a personal best, 22.5 feet.

Kudos, also, to Malachi Young! The senior placed 14th overall in the 55m hurdles.

The season continues for the two Albany High School student athletes next weekend at the Nike Indoor Nationals in New York City.

Both Gardner and Young placed first in the Section 2 qualifying meet on Feb. 10 at Hudson Valley Community College.

Good luck to Gardner, Young and their coaches Steve Gallagher and Pawan Thapalia!

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