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Folsom High athletes, alumni compete at Stanford

By: Staff Report
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Folsom High had a few athletes and alumni participating at the Stanford Invitational last Friday and Saturday. Individually, Doug Vernon led the way as he placed second in the triple jump with a personal-best distance of 45 feet, 10 inches, third-best in school history by 17 inches. As for relay teams, the 4x800-meter team of Aaron Burkhead, David Hanson, Cristiano Bobiles and Blake Shaw placed 14th in 8 minutes, 45.09 seconds. The distance medley team of Sam Scheuer (1,200, 3:23.4), Jake Goodwin (400, 59.7), Vinnie Morin (800, 2:09.6) and Mike Kinoshita (1,600, 4:56.9) also ran well as Scheuer and Morin posted personal-best times. Courtney Anderson, Jazmin White, Gianni Vernon-Reynolds and Chris Hamilton represented Folsom High alumni, as did Andrew Ninow, a throwing coach at Stanford. Anderson, from Cal State Stanislaus, placed 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:32.82. Her time was a 22-second personal-best mark and met the NCAA qualifying time, which means she will compete at the NCAA Division II National Championships in May. White, who attends the Academy of Art in San Francisco, set the school record in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 56.26. Vernon-Reynolds, who attends Soka University and is Doug Vernon’s brother, completed the 400 meters in 48.46, while Hamilton placed second in the discus (157-0) and seventh in the hammer throw (184-7).