Girls' Long Jump Preview
In each of the past three PTFCA state indoor meets, it has taken a leap past the 19-foot mark to win a watch in the girls' long jump.
This year's field of 20 has talent and experience that could produce another 19-foot winner.
Injuries kept North Allegheny's Casey Burton from competing in last year's indoor meet and greatly limited her outdoor season as well. However, the Princeton signee has been hitting on all cylinders thus far this season, leading PA with a 19-4.5 jump that is less than 2 inches off her PR and currently US#8. She is a leading qualifier in the 60-meter dash and also will compete in the 200.
Burton hit her 19-footer and indoor PR just after Valentine's Day, while Gabriella Recce of Central Dauphin got her PR and US#10 mark of 19-3.75 in her season opener almost three weeks before Christmas. Recce knows her way around a field event runway, in State College or elsewhere. She is ranked 11th nationally in the pole vault this season and was sixth in last year's LJ indoor final at PSU.
Others who have experience in this meet and big jumps in 2020 include St. Basil Academy's Tia Taylor, who was third in 2019, Cheltenham's Brianna Smith (5th in 2019) and Penn Cambria's Lyric Janosik (10th in 2019).
Event 27 Girls Long Jump ==============================
============================== =================== 9 to the finals Meet Record: 20-01.25 3/5/1994 Angie Brown, Villa Maria Academy 17-03.00 SGQ State Guideline Name Year School ============================== ============================== =================== 1 Allen, Ahliyah 12 North Penn 2 Burton, Casey 12 North Allegheny 3 Cooper, Nyashia 11 Imhotep Inst 4 Demi, Karis 12 WC Henderson 5 Foster, Averie 12 Exeter 6 Frank, Nele 10 Fox Chapel A 7 Furtick, Taliyah 12 Msty Chtr Picket 8 Gayton, Mayu 12 Abington 9 Gee, Sierra 12 North Penn 10 Imes, Sabrina 10 Shipley School 11 Janosik, Lyric 12 Penn Cambria 12 Laubach, Julia 12 Mifflinburg 13 Manson, Leslie 10 Obama Acad 14 Recce, Gabriella 12 Central Daupin 15 Sebwe, Kelsey 12 Arch Ryan 16 Shell, Inara 11 Friends' Cen 17 Smith, Brianna 12 Cheltenham 18 Taylor, Tia 11 St Basil Acad 19 Thomas, Tesia 12 West York 20 Trout, Madison 10 Sthrn Lehigh