Revisiting The Boys Pentathlon State Records

The Pentathlon is a grueling two day event at the New York State Spring Track And Field Championships. It was also the last remaining Boys' event not chronicled in the "Larry Byrne Archives," which tracks the Top 50 All-Time Marks in each event in State History.  Consider that hole filled, as we tracked down all the results we could, and compiled them all below.  We did not differentiate between two-day and one-day competitions, although that surely has an effect on scoring potential.

The current State Record Holder is Pat Buckheit (Hamburg), pictured above, who set, and reset his mark numerous times in 1995.  First setting the Record at the Carl Roesch Classic, he rebroke it at the ECIC Champs, before settling at the current record of 3848.  His marks consisted of 110HH at 14.54 (906pts), High Jump at 6-7 (813pts), Shot Put at 47-2 (752pts), Long Jump at 22-6.5 (783pts), and a 1500m at 4:54.37 (594pts).  His 110HH mark was originally reported as 14.2 (faster than the open hurdle winner), but was adjusted to account for the reported Point Total.  The total is also believed to be the National Record.

That Record was challenged in 2016, as Kyle Rollins (Geneseo) became only the second person to ever crest 3800 points.  Likewise, the freshman State Record, formerly held by Jahmahl Pardner (Aquinas Institue) at 3041, was broken last year at States by John Swabik (CSP).  Recently, Swabik moved to NY #2 All-Time for Sophomores at the Section 6 State Qualifier, with one more chance to improve next week.  Check out the full list of verified marks below.

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 Fr:  3130    John Swabik (Clymer-Sherman-Panama)   2018 (Jun 9, States, Cicero-N. Syracuse, NY)
 So:  3568    Rudy Winkler (Averill Park)           2007 (Jun 9, States, Kingston, NY)
 Jr:  3642    Walt Henning (St. Anthony's)          2008 (Jun 6, Meet Of Champs, Marion, NY)
 Sr:  3848    Patrick Buckheit (Hamburg)            1995 (Jun 10, States, Univ. Of Buffalo, NY)








1Pat Buckheit12Hamburg38481995States
2Kyle Rollins11Geneseo38202016Sec V State Quals
3Jim Garnham12Sweet Home37231993States
4Lionel Fontaine12West Babylon37142010Sec XI State Quals
5Tomaris Bell12McQuaid Jesuit37072009City Catholic Champs
6Mike Feathers12Grand Island36972004States
7Chris PetryTrumansburg36692001
8Jeff MillerMorrisville-Eaton36691994
9Martwain Johnston12Fowler36512004States
10Ben Waruch12Rondout Valley36412008Sec IX State Quals
11Mike NovencheShenendehowa36371992States
12Patrick McLauglin11Oneida36362008Sec III State Quals
13Pat Meyer12Hilton36292012States
14Eric Hyde12Roundout Valley36261994States
15Chris Ammann12Smithtown West36202009States
16Jaret Dinkins12Susquehanna Valley35942001States
17Matthew White12Amsterdam35772012States
18Chris Valvo12Sweet Home35691987States
19Edison TobyAndrew Jackson35551991
20Todd JokiSchuylerville35552002
21Mike Palmer11Maine-Endwell35402015States
22Carlos Williams12Westfield35321999States
23Wali Peart12Nottingham35171991States
24Scott MorelliNortheast Clinton35111989
25Jack Flood12Bayport-Blue Point35102013States
26Drew Alfano12Sachem East35062015States
27Jay FielderOceanside35031989
28Troy Zanger12Port Jervis34962016States
29Brian BonnanoAmsterdam3,4941992
30Sean Cooper12Burke Catholic34942009States
31Mike Swablik10Clymer-S-P34892019Sec VI State Quals
32Sam Smith12Bethlehem3,4862008Sec II State Quals
33Mike Drock12Victor34842009States
34Drayke Jackson11Northport34802010
35Terry Lofrese12Valley Central34711999States
36Cale Brereton12Thomas Jefferson34672001States
37Isiah Turek12Ichabod Crane3,4622013Sec II State Quals
38Drew Hilker12Ithaca34602005
39Will Ackerman12Arlington34592014States
40John Burns12New Rochelle34572015States
41Eric Riley12Oneida34552011States
42Ortquist, Bryan12Beacon34492003States
43Oscar Alemendarez12Jamaica HS34391991States
44Mike Rabbitt12Oneida34252010Sec III State Quals
45Marcus Lobdell12Kenmore West34192012States
46Lars EdstromBrooklyn Tech34151994City Champs
47Cory Pixley12Pioneer34142005
48Jody Rawson12Homer34141988States
49Cordell Nix12Bay Shore34072014States
50Adam Long12Bath-Haverling34062004Sec 5 MOC
51Kevin Alford12Hendrick Hudson34022000States
52Matt Nolan12South Side34002002States
53Hakeem Alexander12Thomas Jefferson33982016States
54Fred Brown12Amsterdam33931997
55Jeff Walter11St.Francis (Buffalo)33882016States
56Jim Feuerborn12North Shore33881988States
57Connor Langdon12Eastport-South Manor33872015Sec XI State Quals
58Mike Weller12Wayne33861988Wayne County Champs
59Dustin Wilson12Susquehanna Valley33852000States
60Jordan Addison12West Irondequoit33822011
61Devin Mirenda12Smithtown West33792013Sec XI State Quals
62Jake Coveney11Broadalbin33782014States
63Brennan Crowle12Maine-Endwell33752013Sec IV State Quals
64Darius Gray12Thomas Jefferson33732003City Champs
65Paul Golondo12Clarkstown South33731998States