Gannon is league high jump champ

By: Staff Report
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Jessica Gannon is Folsom High’s only varsity track and field league champion. Gannon won the Delta River League high jump title on Thursday by clearing the bar at 5 feet, 2 inches. She will lead eight Folsom athletes at the Division I championship meet this week at Elk Grove High. MacKenzie Harsch and Katie Pettingill also qualified for the varsity girls. Harsch took fourth in the 200 meters in a personal-best time of 26.97 seconds and placed fifth in the 100 meters in 13.05. Pettingill placed fourth in the 100 hurdles in 16.91. While Gannon didn’t qualify in the 200 meters, she placed fifth with a personal-best time of 27.04. Chi Okoye also did well in the sprints, as she was the second freshman to finish in the varsity 100 and 200 meters, finishing in 13.38 and 27.95, respectively. Derek Woodard placed second in the 1,600 with a 4:32 finish to qualify along with Doug Vernon, who took second in the triple jump at 41 feet. Ben Hodson placed fourth in the 400 in 53.34. Trevor Jones also finished fourth in the discus (131’) and Tyler Trosin qualified by placing fourth in the long jump (20’5”). Trosin also took fifth in the 100 (11.71), while Woodard was sixth in the 800 (2:04), Jones was sixth in the shot put (45’9”) and Jim Bryan placed sixth in the 110 hurdles (18.19). Sophomore Mike Kinoshita ran a 15-second personal-best time in the 3,200 and finished seventh in 10:13. Bryan ran a personal-best 46.35 in the 300 hurdles to take seventh, while Aaron Burkhead ran seventh and Ryley Hoffman tenth in the 1,600, Burkhead running a 4:48 and Hoffman finishing in 4:57. Andrew Weis was the standout freshman-sophomore performer for the Bulldogs, as he won league championships in the 100 (11.76) and 200 (23.71).