Herald.net: No barrier too tall - Shorewood jumper aims for track-and-field title

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ronnie Gary at 2016 track meet
Photo by Corey Rainboth


Jesse Geleynse, Herald writer, has a profile on Shorewood track and field star Ronnie Gary. It covers his life after the death of his mother, how his family rallied around him, and how he ended up in Shoreline. And it talks about his track and field ambitions.

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.'

Read the entire article here



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