Athletes of the Week

Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week: Veronika Karpenko

From CDT Staff reports

State College's Veronika Karpenko competes in the long jump during the PIAA State Track and Field and Championships at Shippensburg University on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Karpenko finished second.
State College's Veronika Karpenko competes in the long jump during the PIAA State Track and Field and Championships at Shippensburg University on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Karpenko finished second. adrey@centredaily.com

State College’s Veronika Karpenko is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.

Karpenko earned a pair of individual silver medals and helped the Lady Little Lions finish second as a team at the PIAA Track and Field Championships during the weekend.

Karpenko recorded a leap of 39 feet, 2 inches to finish second in the triple jump Friday. She followed that up with a second-place finish in the long jump (18-8 1/4) Saturday.

State College finished with 32 points to place second as a team behind champion Cheltenham (48).

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