Sherwin earns silver at states
After finishing eighth in last year’s PIAA Track and Field Championship Meet, Morgan Sherwin knew she was capable of bringing home another state medal this spring when she attended the annual meet at Shippensburg University.
But she even surprised herself when she got to climb up to the second-place level on the podium Saturday after clearing 5 feet, five inches in the high jump.
“I knew I had a chance of getting a medal at states, but I never thought I’d be coming home with a silver,” she said. “I’m very happy with it. At districts I didn’t have my best performance, so coming out here and getting second is amazing.”
Sherwin was Parkland’s only medalist as four Trojan individuals and one relay team competed in the state championship meet.
Sherwin went into districts as the top seed and defending champ with a season-best of 5-5. She jumped 5-3 for second place at districts, which motivated her to get even higher at states.
“I’m very happy that happened in districts and not here,” Sherwin said. “Trying to get a PR is always my goal, but getting 5-5 and staying clean until 5-5, I was happy with that.”
Parkland’s 4x800-meter relay team took 24th place at the state meet. The team of Jacob Ringer, Riley Williamson, Bar Maymon and Sam Morgan ran the race in 8:23.52.
“All year we race kids that are as fast as us or slower,” said Ringer. “It’s hard to stay with it. We’re used to being up near the top. There’s so many people in front of you it’s a totally different experience.”
With Maymon the only senior in the foursome, this group looks to build upon this year’s success, which included a district title last week in a time of 8:08.24.
Ringer also competed in the 800-meter run at states. He finished 25th in 2:01.49.
Senior Connor Tempro ended his Parkland track and field career at states. After taking second place at districts, Tempro ran a 53.19 at states to finish in 25th place.