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Gannon, Woodard, Vernon continue to star

By: Staff Report
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Seemingly every week Jessican Gannon, Derek Woodard and Doug Vernon are Folsom High’s top track and field performers. On Saturday the trio performed well once again at separate meets. At the Arcadia Invitational in Southern California, Gannon held her own at one of the largest high school track meets in the world, placing fifth in the high jump by clearing the bar at 5 feet, 3 inches. At the Lancer Invitational, also held Saturday, Woodard led the 1,600 meters from start to finish, posting a winning time of 4 minutes, 30 seconds. He later placed second in the 800 meters, winning with a personal-best time of 1:59. Vernon also won the triple jump with an outstanding leap of 45’9”, which not only was a personal-best jump, but is also the third-best by any Folsom High athlete in history, only 18 inches short of the school’s best triple jumper. Other winners at the Lancer Invitational included Trevor Jones, who won the discus with a throw of 139 feet and Tyler Trosin, who placed first in the long jump at 20’10”. Ben Hodsun won his heat in the 1,600 with a personal-best time of 2:05, while Jim Bryan placed eighth in the 110 hurdles (19:99) and posted his best time in the 300 hurdles (46.97). For the varsity girls, Blanka Hodur placed fifth in the 1,600 in 5:35 and also won her heat in the 800 in 2:35. Other personal-best performances included Jenn Rees (1,600, 6:38), Kaeti Park (1,600, 7:15), Lisa Hoang (800, 3:00.7), Ariani Lewis (400, 1:12.4; 200, 29.71) and Chi Okoye (100, 13.53). At the freshman-sophomore level, Mike Kinoshita placed third in the 3,200 in 10:32 and ran his best time in the 1,600 of 4:50 to place fourth. Jon Barrows ran his best in the 3,200 (11:09), and also had a strong time in the 1,600 of 5:02. Andrew Weis took third in the 200 (24.59) and fourth in the 100 (12:03). Tim Scott ended up fifth in pole vault (7’6”) and was eighth in the 300 hurdles (54.35). Other personal-bests included Sam Scheuer (1,600, 4:54), Jake Goodwin (1,600, 5:01), Dan McGreevy (100, 12:46) and Cristiano Bobiles (800, 2:19).