Gianna Taylor, who will be heading into eighth grade at Redwood Elementary School this fall, was back on the track over the weekend competing in the USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships at Jesuit High School in Portland June 21–24. The young Del Norte speedster ended up qualifying to move on to the region 13 championship in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump.
Taylor took fourth place the 100 meter dash in the 14 and under division with a time of 13.12 seconds. She also came in third overall in the long jump with a new personal best mark of 4.61 meters (15.1 feet). Taylor also competed in the 200 meter dash, finishing in ninth place overall in a time of 28.43 seconds.
The Region 13 Championships will be held July 5–7 in Bend, Oregon.