State College Area’s Veronika Karpenko is the Centre Daily Times Female Athlete of the Week.
Karpenko set a personal best in placing third in the triple jump on Saturday in the PIAA Class AAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University.
On her first jump of the day, Karpenko soared to 39 feet. The jump shattered the sophomore’s personal best of 37-10, which had broken her previous best by more than a foot, as she placed second in the District 6 Championships in Altoona.
Karpenko also finished 12th in the PIAA long jump.
See the CDT’s online photo gallery from the PIAA Championships at www.centredaily.com.