JoAnn (Pokornowski) Gayner

Class of 1979

Track & Gymnastics
  • Lettered twelve times with five in Track, four in Gymnastics and three in Cheerleading
  • Captain in Gymnastics and Cheerleading
  • Wright County Conference Champion two times in the long jump, 440 yard relay, and 880 yard relay, and once in the 110 yard hurdles
  • District 20 Champion three times in the 110 yard hurdles, two times in the 440 yard relay, two times in the 880 yard relay, long jump, and once in the 50 yard hurdles
  • Region A Champion three times in the 440 relay, twice in the 110 yard hurdles, and once in the long jump
  • Nine time State place finisher with a 2nd and three 4ths in the 440 yard relay, 3rd twice & 6th once in the 110 yard hurdles, and 4th two times in the 880 yard relay
  • Two time DC Most Points Award in Track
  • University of Minnesota Out-State Indoor Champion in the long jump
  • All-Conference in Gymnastics and voted Most Helpful
  • Region Gymnastics participant
  • Honorable Mention WCC Female Athlete of the Year
  • State record for 110 yard hurdles, and the DC long jump record
  • First DC competitor (with relay teammates) to qualify for a Girls State sports event
  • Participated in Track and Cheerleading at the University of Minnesota-Waseca, 1980 State Junior College Team Champions
  • Conference Champion in the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles
  • Two time NJCAA Region 13 Champion with one each in the 400m hurdles & heptathlon
  • Six time NJCAA Nationals place finisher with a 3rd and 6th place finish in the indoor 60 yard high hurdles, 5th in the indoor one mile relay, 2nd in the indoor long jump, 3rd in the outdoor 400m hurdles, and 3rd in the outdoor heptathlon
  • Two time MVP for University of Minnesota-Waseca track team
  • Four time All-American with one each in the long jump, 60yd high hurdles, 400m hurdles, & heptathlon
  • Member of the University of Minnesota-Waseca Hall of Fame