Jack Poplawski... Pentathlon State Champion

The Huntington Town Board, shown with (l-r): South Huntington’s Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta, Varsity Track Coach Rob Conroy and Whitman Principal John Murphy (right) congratulate Jack Poplawski and his parents on Jack’s New York State Championship.
The Huntington Town Board, shown with (l-r): South Huntington’s Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta, Varsity Track Coach Rob Conroy and Whitman Principal John Murphy (right) congratulate Jack Poplawski and his parents on Jack’s New York State Championship.
Jack Poplawski stands tall on the podium at Cicero-North High School as State Champion in the Pentathlon.
Jack Poplawski stands tall on the podium at Cicero-North High School as State Champion in the Pentathlon.
Posting a personal best of 4:29.6. in the 1,500 meter dash earned Jack third in the event and significantly added to his overall points in his quest for a State Championship.
Posting a personal best of 4:29.6. in the 1,500 meter dash earned Jack third in the event and significantly added to his overall points in his quest for a State Championship.

Congratulations to Walt Whitman’s newest State Champion, Jack Poplawski. Jack won the States top award in the Pentathlon. This is a grueling test of an athletes abilities in five different events: the 110-meter hurdles where Jack ran a personal best at 15.76 seconds; the high jump where he cleared 5’10. 75”; one of his favorites, the shot put where he excelled throwing 43’5”; the long jump, another one of Jacks stronger events with a 21’11” performance, and the final test, the 1,500-meter dash where he posted a personal best of 4:29.6.

“On June 9 and 10th, at Cicero-North High School upstate, Jack competed in a field of 26 in the New York State Public High School Athletic Championship. He finished eighth in the high jump and hurdles, third in the 1,500-meter dash, second in the shot put and first in the long jump,” said Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol at Tuesday nights Proclamation ceremony where Jack was honored.

“That gave him an overall score of 3,555 points. That was 398 points better than he did in 2017, and it earned him a first-place finish, making him the state pentathlon champion.”  

Congratulations and Way to Go Jack Poplawski!