GENESEO — A Geneseo athlete is not just raising the bar but jumping clear over it as he moves up in the all-time greats in the Pentathlon.
At the Cal-Mum Invitational, Kyle Rollins broke not only one school record but two. The standout athlete broke his own record in the Pentathlon with a score of 3,480 points and the school record for High Jump, leaping an incredible 6’8”.
“It feels great to be competing at this level at this point in the season,” said Rollins. “I have the support of all my coaches to help me reach my goals. I’ve got County championship, sectional championships, a run at a state title, and then on to nationals for the Decathlon.”
Rollins is pleased with his progress this year as he broke his own school records in the High Jump, 110 Hurdles and Pentathlon.
“All of the school records are great but as of right now, the one thing on my mind is competing to win a sectional championship for the team in a few weeks,” said Rollins.
Rollins’ Pentathlon score broke his own school record of 3,384 points, which was sixth best in Section V history. The score of 3,480 points raises him up to fourth all-time in the history of Section V. This puts him only four points behind the third place record, and he still has meets to go.
This Pentathlon event runs in the family. Kyle’s older brother, Bryan Rollins, graduated holding the previous record of 2,967 in 2014. Kyle continues to outperform his brother in a true sibling rivalry, breaking three school records this year. Bryan is a top-level athlete as well. He is a captain on the St. John Fisher soccer team and ran two years of indoor and outdoor track and field at Fisher.
“I think he just qualified for nationals for Decathlon and is leading Section V in High Jump too,” said Bryan. “Kid is insane.”
Upon graduation, Kyle plans to join his older brother at St. John Fisher where he will participate in track and field.
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