by Lisa Schauer
Hancock High School’ s outdoor track and field team competed with 24 other schools from three states at the Dwight Scott Invitational hosted by Boonsboro High School on Saturday, April 1.
Senior Aidan Faith placed first in the women’ s triple jump, with a personal best record of 34’6.5.” The triple jump is also known as the hop, step and jump event incorporated into one continuous movement.
Senior Joslyn Foltz placed first in the women’ s varsity shot put with a final mark of 34’2,” a personal best. The women’ s shot put event involves putting an 8.8-pound ball as far as possible with one hand.
Faith also placed third in the high jump at the competition in Boonsboro on Saturday, reaching a personal best of 4’10”. The high jump is an unaided jump over a horizontal bar.
Earlier in the week, on Thursday, March 30, the Panthers outdoor track and field team traveled to Clear Spring High School for the Quinn Hoover Invitational.
There, Foltz won first in the women’s varsity shot put with a final mark of 31’3.”
Faith placed second at the Clear Spring competition in the women’ s varsity long jump with a jump of 14’2.5.” The long jump event involves competitors sprinting along a runway and jumping as far as possible into a sandpit from a wooden take-off board.
Today at 4 p.m, the Panthers outdoor track and field team travel to Berkeley Springs High School for their next varsity meet, lead by head coach Ron Hare.