Can she do it? Yes, Cam can!
There is certainly something to be said about self-actualizing and becoming the best one can be. In many ways, it is the ultimate goal in scholastic athletics.
And what a powerful tool for a student-athlete to carry into the real world.
On Saturday afternoon at Seth Grove Stadium, on the campus of Shippensburg University, during the PIAA Track and Field Championships, Camryn Simpson established herself as the fourth best Class AAA long jumper in the state. But perhaps more importantly, Simpson leaped farther than she ever had before.
The Palmyra junior nailed an 18-5 on her final jump of preliminaries in the big school long jump, to advance to the finals of the competition. Although she was unable to better her effort, Simpson’s leap was good for fourth-place hardware and just a quarter-of-an-inch short of third place.
But Simpson’s 18-5 was not only a personal best, it also eclipsed her own Palmyra school record.
A week earlier at the District Three Track and Field Championships, on the same Seth Grove Stadium infield, Simpson had captured a bronze medal in the Class AAA long jump.
– Jeff Falk