BREAKING: FAT Review Grants Solo State Record To Jadon Spain

The 2023 New York State Meet was one for the ages. One of the many highlights happened early in the meet, as Senior Jadon Spain (James I O'Neill) torched the track in the 55m Prelims, and came back to win the final in a new State Meet Record time of 6.26. That also tied the State Record set just last year, by Carter Cukerstein (Shenendehowa).


Cukerstein's time was an en-route mark captured at the 2022 Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational. Spain's mark was from the exact distance. Luckily, both events were contested at the state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Facility.

We asked for a re-read of the original FAT finish, down to the millionth to determine who would have the edge.

The results proved fruitful.

Upon further review, Spain's mark has been adjusted down to 6.25.

Cukerstein's mark was confirmed as 6.253. Spain's mark, which was originally read as 6.251, has been adjusted to 6.249 upon re-read.

Once down to the millionth, all marks are adjusted up to the nearest thousandth. Hence, the change.

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The mark is just the latest in what seems to have been a recent onslaught of attacks on New York's shortest distance.

For years, the mark withstood generational talent, but with the introduction of new spikes, and new tracks, the record is being erased annually.

You can track the records below.