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Jan 17, 2018
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Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Brittany Dexter

Class of 2006, Track & Field

Between her freshman and senior years, Brittany Dexter won Suburban Council Championship titles five times, and was a seven time Sectional champion as a high jumper. She qualified for the New York State meet seven times, placing six times and winning three times. As a junior, Brittany was named the All-Area First Team high jumper by the Times Union, was the high jump champion at the Bishop Laughlin Games in NYC, Dartmouth Relay Meet, and the Yale Classic Invitational. She finished first at indoor nationals her senior year, was the Eastern States champion, placed 2nd at the Penn Relays, and was 2nd at Nike Outdoor Nationals her senior year.

In addition to these high jump titles, Brittany also was a seven time Sectional champ and a four time Suburban Council champion in hurdles. In the spring of her junior year, she was named the All-Area First Team Hurdler by the Times Union. She also ran a leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay team at both indoor and outdoor Sectionals of her senior year and won the open 200 meter at outdoor sectionals in 2006. Brittany was also a member of the 4x400 relay team at the outdoor state meet in 2006, and ran the 400 leg of the Distance Medley Relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals. Brittany was named the Times Union Athlete of the Year for Track and Field, in 2006.

After graduating from Burnt Hills, Brittany attended Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT. She continued to high jump throughout college, breaking the school record during her first track meet. She went on to win seven conference jumping titles. After graduating with her Masters in elementary education, she taught fifth grade before choosing to stay home once her daughter was born. She is now the proud mom of two little girls, Annalyn (3.5), and Lydia (10 months), and spends her time raising them with her fiance, in Connecticut.

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