Three weeks out from the start of the CIF season didn't stop more than a handful of CA athletes putting up big numbers over the weekend. A recap:
Jalyn Jackson (Chula Vista Eastlake/SD) went 23-4 in the long jump at the Del Norte Winter Championships qualifier. Jackson's outdoor PR is 23-4 established at the CIF-State meet prelims in June. He went 23-2.25 aided by a 2.7 meters-per-second wind for fifth in the final. Jackson, one of the state's premier returning jumpers, popped a 48-5.25 PR in the triple jump at the State final for second place behind Great Oak's CJ Stevenson, who's also returning.
Among the CA standouts at the UW Indoor High School Invitational in Seattle was Jake Grimsman (Folsom Vista del Lago/SJ) won the high jump with a clearance of 7-0.50, the No. 2 indoor jump in the U.S. this winter. Grimsman, a senior, cleared 6-9 for 2nd at the CIF-State meet in June behind winner Sean Lee (Trabuco Hills/SS), both of whom are back this spring. Grimsman outdoor PR is 6-11, achieved at the Golden West Invitational a week after the State meet.
Testing herself in that event against an open field, she posted 2:15.79 for second in her heat and overall. She said she had hoped to hit 1:31 at the 600 and try to hang on but ended up hitting 600 at 1:36, she said.
"It wasn't what I was hoping for," she wrote in an email exchange. "It was still nice to get in a race even though my times weren't where I would have liked."
Brewer went 2:06.86 to win the State title as a sophomore. Last year's winning time was 2:07.07. Brewer has won 24 of 27 800-meter races in her HS career to this point. Her only non-wins were a 2nd at the East Bay Athletic League prelims as a sophomore, 8th at Brooks PR as a sophomore and 5th at Brooks last summer.
- Videos from the Turlock Winter Qualifier
- Photos from the Berkeley All-Comers
- Highlights from the Boise Indoors
- Highlights from the UW Indoors
- Results from the Del Norte Winter Qualifier
- Results from the Los Alamitos Winter Qualifier
- Results from the Roosevelt Winter Qualifier
- Results from the Thousand Oaks Winter Qualifier
- Results from the Turlock Winter Qualifier