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Badgers’ Taylor competes in high jump at state meet

Yosemite High’s Sayda Taylor fails to clear in the high jump during preliminaries on day one of the two-day CIF State Track & Field Championships Friday, June 1, 2018 in Clovis.
Yosemite High’s Sayda Taylor fails to clear in the high jump during preliminaries on day one of the two-day CIF State Track & Field Championships Friday, June 1, 2018 in Clovis. ezamora@fresnobee.com

Yosemite High junior Sayda Taylor competed in the high jump June 1 at the 100th CIF State Track & Field Championships in Clovis.

Competing in the preliminaries, Taylor cleared the opening height of 5 feet 3 inches on her first attempt but then went out of the competition with three misses at 5-5, which turned out to be the qualifying height for the June 2 finals.

Abbie Burke of Riverside Poly and Rachel Glen of Long Beach Wilson shared the state gold medal with a best height June 2 of 5-10. The rest of the medal-winners, including Sanger’s Chinenye Agina, cleared 5-8.

Taylor jumped 5-4 inches at the May 19 CIF Central Section Masters meet, also held at Buchanan High, for fourth place to qualify for the state meet.

Taylor competed at the state meet in her freshman season in 2016 in the 200 meters.

Taylor broke the YHS high jump record this season jumping 5-5¼. Taylor also owns the all-time YHS record in the 100 meters (12.54 seconds) and 200 (25.25), both from her freshman season. Taylor set the 200 time at the state meet in 2016.

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