State College’s Veronika Karpenko had a pair of podium finishes to lead the State College participants in the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association’s State Indoor Championships on Sunday at Penn State University.
Karpenko took third place in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 6 inches — the top individual finish among Centre County athletes. She also placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 17-01/4.
Teammate Megan Fry took fifth in the pole vault, clearing 11-6.
Rachel Wylie placed 13th in the 60-meter hurdles for the Lady Little Lions with a time of 9.30 seconds. Natasha Fedkina took 14th in the 800 with a time of 2:17.40.
Fedkina joined Ellie Mhando, Julia Neely and Larissa Burka to finish ninth in the 4x800 relay (9:46.08). Wylie, Emma Domico, Fry and Taylor Givens were 22nd in the 4x200 relay (1:48.82).
On the boys’ side, State College’s Anthony DeGleris, Nick Feffer, Eric Heatwole and Alex Milligan took third in the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:55.46.
Griffin Thompson earned a podium spot with a tie for seventh in the pole vault, clearing 13-6.
Tristan Daman was 12th in the 60 (7.14). Shaquan Graham was 13th in the triple jump 38-83/4.
Josh Rickley, Max Herbst, Noah Woods and Damon placed ninth in the 4x200 relay (1:31.62). Rickley, Herbst, Woods and Milligan were 15th in the 4x400 relay (3:29.35).
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy’s Brian Hackman placed 19th in the 800 in 2:01.32.