Jannell Hadnot, Jonathon Perez make leap to state track and field meet
Tokay High School’s Jannell Hadnot looks for a landing spot in the triple jump during the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at Elk Grove High School on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Hadnot set a personal record of 39 feet 8 1/2 inches and qualified for the state track and field championships in Clovis on June 1 and 2.
- Tokay Tigers to watch this spring
Jakob Schallberger and Austin Dean, pole vault: Both returners made trips to the Masters last year, with heights well over 13 feet during the season. Dean had a PR of 13-8 in 2012, while Schallberger set the school record with a 14-5.
Emily Sousa, distance: Part of Tokay's league-champion cross country squad this past fall, the junior was the 2012 TCAL runner-up in the 3200m race to earn a section trip.
Carlos Gonzalez, distance: The junior will look to build on his stellar season last spring, when he made a surprise trip to Masters in the 1600m race. He is also a contender in the 800.
Bryson Schreiner, sprints: After tearing up the Grape Bowl as a speedy fullback, the senior will now move back to his specialty on the track. Schreiner qualified for the section meet in the 200m and 4x100m relay. Youngsters Kyle Fleming, Marcus Ortega and Jeff Evans should also make some big noise for trhe Tigers in the sprint events.
Kat Parisis, discus: The senior, who also competed in hurdles last year, is now concentrating more on the throwing event. Parisis made 14th in the section D-I meet last year and has set a PR of 101-3 early on this season.
- Tokay Tigers track and field team at a glance
Coach: Emily Lopez is in her first year as head coach, second as a coach overall.
2012 finish: The Tigers' varsity boys team tied for third overall in the Tri-City Athletic League, while the girls squad finished second.
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00 am
The difference between glory and heartbreak was agonizingly small. Jannell Hadnot still carries that pain with her. A quarter-inch, at most — that's how far Hadnot's toe stepped over the marker during last summer's CIF State Championship meet.
Looking back, the Tokay High School track star still believes all of her three triple jump attempts approached the 40-foot barrier. It could have put her in medal contention, but she will never know.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00 am.