Emma Gaffney and Logan Josephson of the Redwood Valley track team participated in the state track meet held this past weekend, and each came home with a medal.
According to Andy Regnier, RVHS track head coach, what that means is both of them were all-state in one event.
The pair competed in five total events at state, with Gaffney competing in the shot put and discus throws, and Josephson qualifying in the 100 meter dash, the 300 meter hurdles and the long jump.
Regnier said the two competed very well in all of their events and could have just as easily come home with five medals.
“Emma finished her career off as the third best Class A discus thrower,” said Regnier. “She has been passionate about that event her entire career and has made herself the best discus thrower our district has ever seen. Her record of 130’-01” will be a tough record to break.
"She also had an outstanding year in the shot, where she finished 10th in the state this past weekend. She is a true example of finding a passion and doing whatever it takes to be great.”
Regnier added Gaffney’s performances will be greatly missed, but she is looking forward to continuing her career at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.
Josephson ran in the fastest of three heats and came up just shy of making finals in the 100 meters. He ended up 10th overall out of the 20 boys who qualified.
“The 300 hurdles were a bit of a struggle,” said Regnier.
Regnier added Josephson was just a little off and he stuttered a lot, but he ran with great effort and still found a way to finish in 10th. Again, only nine make finals.
Coming into the long jump, Josephson was seeded 12th, and ended up jumping 21’-03” finishing in seventh place to earn his first individual state medal.
Josephson will be back next year as a senior to compete in football, basketball and track for the Cards.
“Overall it was an outstanding year for our kids,” said Regnier. “Their dedication, sacrifice and effort should be appreciated by the community, as they appreciate the community, administration and school that have provided them so many opportunities.”