Hopewell's Dantae Ranieri had a day to forget at last year's WPIAL Class 2A championships. He competed in the high jump and long jump, but did not successfully complete a jump in the high jump and was disqualified in the long jump.
Needless to say, Ranieri hopes things go much smoother Thursday.
Ranieri, a junior, has had a tremendous spring. His success earned him high seeds in three events. He's the No. 1 seed in the long jump, No. 4 in the high jump and No. 4 in the 100-meter dash.
Ranieri's season bests are 22-11 1/2 in the long jump, 6-4 in the high jump, and 11.16 in the 100. Union's James Thomas and Valley's Darius Johnson are the No. 1 seeds in the high jump. Both have jumped 6-6. Thomas is the defending champion. Shenango's Dom Data is the No. 1 seed in the 100 with a time of 11.04.