Hannah Woelfling grew up playing basketball and soccer. In elementary school, she tried her hand at the softball throw.
But at some point, she came to enjoy throwing the discus.
Maybe it was the individual nature of it. Maybe it was the people around her supporting her. Maybe it was the uniqueness of the challenge.
On Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium, Woelfling finished a very rewarding third in the Class AAA discus competition at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. Not only was it a great way to end a career, it was also an appropriate one.
The Cedar Crest senior heaved the discus 134-11. It was her best throw in the event and it came on the second round of preliminaries.
The state bronze capped an outstanding postseason for Woelfing. A week earlier, she had earned a silver medal the District Three Track and Field Championships.
Woelfing was also crowned the champion of the discus throw at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Track and Field Meet and at the Lebanon County meet in early May and late April. Woelfling’s future plans include throwing at Division Two Millersville University.
– Jeff Falk