Folsom High finishes track season at Masters

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Folsom High didn’t have any athletes qualify for the state track and field championships, but the school’s two participants at the Masters Meet turned in solid performances. Derek Woodard ran his personal-best mark of 4 minutes, 29.18 seconds in the 1,600-meter run to place 13th. It’s the seventh-best time by a Folsom High runner. Doug Vernon had a consistent day in the triple jump, as his leap of 44 feet, 2 inches placed him tenth, just one inch away from qualifying for finals. At the team’s annual banquet, the team said goodbye to standout seniors Woodard and Trevor Jones, who will both attend American River College, Jessica Gannon, who’s headed to the University of Nevada Reno, Blanka Hodur, who will go to UC Santa Cruz and Tyler Trosin, who is attending Oregon State. Gannon was named the team’s outstanding female varsity field athlete, while also earning the Delta River League’s sportsmanship award for her inspirational efforts. Woodard earned the outstanding varsity male track athlete award, while Vernon was the outstanding varsity male field athlete. Chi Okoye earned the freshman-sophomore female track athlete, while Mike Kinoshita and Andrew Weis won it for the boys.