Tackett takes fifth at states meet
Athletes from Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic competed at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Shippensburg University where Liberty junior Christian Tackett won a fifth place medal.
Tackett medaled in the 300 meter hurdles with his time of 38.60.
Liberty senior Darlyn Fermin just missed a medal in the 3200 meter run.
Fermin placed ninth with a time of 9:23.90, missing the eighth place medal by .76 seconds.
Bethlehem Catholic senior Liz Lieb, who led the Hawks in scoring for four years, placed 21st in the long jump with a distance of 16-10.00.
“Liz is one of the best athletes I have ever coached and is the greatest female jumper in the history of Beca,” said Bethlehem Catholic coach Fred Rice. “She is one of a kind, totally unique.”
Other Liberty Hurricanes who made it to finals were Daeshawn Teague, who placed 17th in the long jump with a distance of 21-01.00, Jaida Davis, who placed 27th in the shot put with a distance of 32-05.50, and Sander Sahaydak, who also placed 27th, in the triple jump with a distance of 41-03.75.