PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Girls' Field

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