Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mountlake Terrace HS standout Chinne Okoronkwo takes third in Pan Am junior triple jump...

EDMONTON, Alberta—Mountlake Terrace HS rising senior Chinne Okoronkwo (left/photo courtesy Gatorade), the Washington state girls’ track and field athlete of the year, finished third in the triple jump at the Pan Am junior track and field championships at Foote Field.

The Lynnwood resident and winner of three state titles this past season in the long jump, triple jump, and pole vault, had a slightly wind-aided 42-1.25 (12.83m) leap on her final attempt to capture the bronze medal.

Nubia Aparecida Soares of Brazil took the victory with a wind-aided jump of 46-5.5 (14.16m).

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