Former California High School Sprint Champ Dies in Hiking Accident -- June 3, 2002
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3. FORMER Southern California high school sprint champion, James Jenkins, was found dead last Thursday afternoon at the bottom of a waterfall in the June Lake-Mammoth Lakes area, according to a story by Mark Emmons in the San Jose Mercury News.
Jenkins' death appears to be accidental, according to a Mono County Sheriffs Department report. He was 19.
Jenkins, a 6' 7" graduate of La Crescenta High School, was a CIF Southern Section champion in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. He was also an outstanding basketball player and a member of the San Jose State University basketball team, where he was slated to start next season.