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High school indoor track and field: State College’s Karpenko grabs two podium finishes at state meet

State College’s Nick Feffer, center, runs the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay. The Little Lions finished third with a time of 7 minutes, 55.46 seconds at the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association’s State Indoor Championships on Sunday at Penn State University.
State College’s Nick Feffer, center, runs the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay. The Little Lions finished third with a time of 7 minutes, 55.46 seconds at the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association’s State Indoor Championships on Sunday at Penn State University. Photo for the CDT

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.

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