State College track and field athlete Veronika Karpenko is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
Karpenko won the PIAA Class AAA girls’ triple jump title Saturday. She also took third in the long jump Friday.
Karpenko was the lone Centre County athlete to capture a gold medal at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, winning the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 11/4 inches. In the long jump, Karpenko leaped 18 feet, 2 inches to finish third.
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