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Landry takes 10th at CIF state meet

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A year after placing in the CIF State Track and Field Championship meet as a freshman, Del Oro High’s Mackenzi Landry finished out of the money at last week’s CIF state event held at Buchanan High in Clovis. Vaulting against the top girls performers in the state, Landry, who had been tied for the top girls pole vault mark in California entering Saturday’s meet, could only muster up a jump of 11 feet four inches to finish in 10th place. Landry had gone over the bar at 13 feet one inch back in April to serve notice that she would be a state contender this season. However, the Del Oro sophomore had to take a back seat to event winner Kortney Ross from Westview of the San Diego Section who won the event at 13 feet four inches. Two of Landry’s other rivals from the Sierra Foothill League also vaulted in the state finals. Kayla Kamaka of Woodcreek went 11-10 to finish 6th. She nosed out Granite Bay’s Katie Zingheim who also went 11-10 on fewer misses. Two other SFL athletes also placed in state competition. Justin Sutter of Granite Bay in the boys long jump went 23 feet one inch to take sixth, while in the girls 400 meters Jazmin Harper of Oakmont ran a 55.35 to also place sixth.