Saturday, May 28, 2016
A jump of 6 feet, 10 inches won't be enough for Ronnie Gary, even if it means a gold medal is hung around his neck atop the podium at the Class 3A state track and field championships this weekend at Mount Tahoma High School.
Gary, a Shorewood High School senior and the Wesco champion in the high jump, triple jump and long jump, has his sights set on 7 feet in the high jump, the qualifying mark for this summer's IAAF World Junior Championships.
'I'm just trying to (set a personal record) every single meet and just keep moving up,' said Gary, who heads into this weekend's state meet with the third-best Class 3A mark in the high jump at 6-10. 'I don't believe I have a cap or anything. I think I can get better and better each time I do it.'
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