PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Girls' Field

Girls' Triple Jump Preview

Tia Taylor of St. Basil Academy has been in rarified air this season in the triple jump, moving her PR to 39 feet, 10 inches and US#9 heading into this weekend. A few extra inches in any phase could move her into very select company when it comes to the PTFCA finale.

Only five athletes have covered at least 40 feet in the event, with Chambersburg's Marshay Ryan leading the way with her 40-11.5 performance in 2013.

Taylor, who was third last year in the TJ, is the state leader by almost a foot, but four other competitors in this year's state top 10 won medals a year ago. Tesia Thomas of West York Area was the 2019 runner-up and has jumped 38-8 in 2019, while senior Siani Barnes of Upper Darby was 6th last year and is sixth entering Sunday's event.

St. Joseph's Catholic Academy's Izzy Warren (8th, 37-7) and Friends' Central's Inara Shell (5th, 37-6.25) have credentials from last year and this season. A dozen of the field of 20 have spanned 37-0 during these past three months.

Event 29  Girls Triple Jump
 9 to the finals
 Meet Record:  40-11.50  2/23/2013   Marshay Ryan, Chambersburg                
               36-00.00  SGQ State Guideline
     Name                        Year School                                
  1  Baggetta, Megan                9 Butler                             
  2  Balogun, Omokemi Kemi         12 Penn Hills                         
  3  Barnes, Siani                 12 Upper Darby                        
  4  Bernard, Jayla                11 Neumann Goretti                    
  5  Delmotte, Juliette            12 Warwick                            
  6  Forbes, Taylor                 9 St Basil Acad                      
  7  Gee, Sierra                   12 North Penn                         
  8  Hibbert, Denee                11 Exeter                             
  9  Imes, Sabrina                 10 Shipley School                     
 10  Kullmann, Peyton              11 Upper Dublin                       
 11  Manson, Leslie                10 Obama Acad                         
 12  Pieslak, Kate                 11 Pennsbury                          
 13  Recce, Gabriella              12 Central Daupin                     
 14  Sebwe, Kelsey                 12 Arch Ryan                          
 15  Shell, Inara                  11 Friends' Cen                       
 16  Taylor, Tia                   11 St Basil Acad                      
 17  Thomas, Tesia                 12 West York                          
 18  Todero, Rayna                 11 Franklin Regiona                   
 19  Warren, Izzy                  12 St Joseph Acad                     
 20  Williams, Anais               12 North Penn