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Long jump for Gee provides a new passion for the Jacket

May 7, 2014

Sophomore Ralesheia Gee will focus on winning a state championship in the long jump for the Starkville Yellowjackets on Saturday. (Photo by Danny P. Smith, SDN)

Ralesheia Gee began her track and field journey in the high jump, but she quickly found a new passion a little closer to the ground.
“I was already doing high jump, but one day I just asked coach (Steve) Griffin if I could try the long jump,” Gee said. “Turns out I was pretty good at it. Now I love the adrenaline rush when I actually jump.”
The sophomore was not kidding about her talent. She finished second in Class 5A State championship competition last year as a freshman. Thus far in her sophomore season, she has jumped 17-8.50 and is shooting for 18-9 as she prepares for this weekend’s Class 6A State championship meet.
Gee sees the higher class making a difference.
“I know I have competition, but I like competition,” Gee said. “I have just been working hard since I know anybody can win this year.”

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