Tuesday Mar 09 2010
Folsom turns in top performances at CAL Invitational
By: Staff Report
Folsom High’s track and field team turned in some solid performances at the CAL Invitational on Saturday at Bella Vista High School. Trevor Jones had a good day in the throws, as he took second in the discus with a throw of 148 feet, 8 inches, while also placing third in the shot put with a distance of 45’8”. Both throws were personal-best marks. Seeking tougher competition, sophomore Doug Vernon competed at the varsity level and still dominated, winning the triple jump by nearly two feet with a leap of 43’8”. That leap was only two inches off a 27-year-old sophomore school record at Folsom High and is the fifth-best varsity jump in the books. It's also the third-best triple jump in the state so far this year. Scott Hayes also took second in the pole vault at a height of 12 feet. The varsity boys finished in fifth-place finish out of 30 schools. The varsity girls placed fourth with Madi Bell turning in a strong run in the 800 meters. Bell ran fourth after the first lap, but turned it up a notch on the final lap and went on to win the race in 2 minutes, 25 seconds. Jessica Gannon also won the high jump with a personal-best height of 5’2”. It's also the fifth-best in the state this season. Jenna Crouch finished third in 4’10”. Blanka Hodur also took second in the 3,200 in 11:51.