High School Sports

State College’s Kellin Valentine 7th in triple jump

State College’s Kellin Valentine finished seventh in the triple jump with a top leap of 46 feet, 1 1/4 inches.

He was fourth heading into the finals, with his top mark his third jump of the day in the preliminaries, but could not do better in final round of three attempts.

“The jumps just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” the Little Lion senior said. “The 48s just kept going. I knew I was going to have to keep working hard. It just didn’t work out for me.”

Valentine, who will play football this fall on the same field at Seth Grove Stadium, was hoping to get a little higher on the medal stand.

“I really wanted to do better,” he said. “It was my last time triple-jumping in high school. The fact that I didn’t get the marks that I wanted wasn’t a problem for me. All the guys I was competing with are all my friends and I had a good time competing.”

Ravaughn Dillard of Gettysburg won at 48-7.