Byron-Bergen’s Burke and Batavia’s Davis experiencing plenty of success this season on the track

Posted By on May 14, 2016 | 0 comments


Saturday, May 14, 2016 |


Over the past few months of the Spring Sports season, two local jumpers have shown out on the Track.

Byron-Bergen’s Brandon Burke, and Batavia’s Adonis Davis have not only paced their teams in the High Jump, with record-setting numbers thus far, but they have also been able to lead the way in other jumping events as well – Burke in the Triple Jump, and Davis in the Long & Triple Jump.

Highlighting the two athlete’s impressive seasons, Brandon Burke set a new Byron-Bergen Record in the High Jump earlier this year, jumping 6’7” – which was also a Section V Season Best – and a new Byron-Bergen Record in the Triple Jump at 44’2.25″ on the same day. Days later, Davis almost equaled the High Jump of Burke, as the Batavia athlete leapt a Batavia school record 6’5″, and followed that up with a season-best 44’7″ Triple Jump, and 20’6″ in the Long Jump.

Moving forward, as we approach the postseason and the Sectional Meet, each athlete seems to be looking forward to the opportunity to showcase what they’ve been able to accomplish this season.

“I think I can definitely win at Sectionals, and make it to the state meet,” said B-B’s Brandon Burke. “But there are a lot of very good jumpers this year so winning at states will be difficult, but it is not out of reach.”

Batavia’s Davis also believes there will be plenty of competition in his respective events during the coming weeks, but feels he too has a chance to reach the top when it is all said and done.

“There’s a few of us guys right around the same heights and lengths,” he said.”So practices these next few weeks will be important to try and get an edge on the other athletes so I can pull the W.”

Both being from Genesee County, along with their individual accolades this season, the way in which both Burke and Davis have performed on behalf of their community has been outstanding. And each of them seem to agree.

“Where we come from isn’t on the map too often,” said Davis. “So to compete on a high level with (Brandon) would be great.”

“I think that would be pretty cool,” added Burke.

Over the next few weeks be sure to tune in right here and @BataviasBest on Twitter for updates from around Section V Track and Field. It will be interesting to see not only where these two impressive jumpers can go, but also the many more talented athletes throughout Genesee County.

Good luck!



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