Perkins High School senior Collin Nemitz on Thursday, May 26, made school history when he jumped 23’ -1 3/4” to break the 54-year-old long jump school record set by Steve Sidoti in 1968.
This week, history was made again when Collin and Mr. Sidoti met in Firelands Health Stadium to exchange stories and a handshake.
Mr. Sidoti, a 1968 PHS grad, set the long jump school record in his last and final attempt of his high school career. The 6-1, 160-pound four-year PHS letterman sailed a distance of 22'-10 3/4” to set the record.
“It’s an honor and a humbling moment,” Collin said of the experience to meet Mr. Sidoti and his family.
Meantime, Collin’s high school track career continues this week.
On Friday, he will be in Columbus looking for a State Championship in the long jump, 100M dash, and as a member of the 4x100M and 4x200M relay teams.