Fisher throwing her way to states

SHIPPENSBURG – With a throw of 37 feet, 11 inches, Emily Fisher was an inch short of her personal best 38 feet in the shot put, but after placing second at the District 3 Class AA track and field meet Friday, she’ll have another chance to beat that record when she advances to the PIAA championships.

“She had a really good series the whole way through,” Greenwood coach Megan Albert said, explaining that Fisher was very focused throughout the whole competition.

After Friday’s events, Fisher is the only member of the Greenwood track and field team to advance past district competition so far. Two of her teammates made it through the semifinals and get their chance today to run for district gold.

Gabe Schroff (110-meter hurdles, 16.08) and Jordyn Sorber (100 hurdles, 17.03) placed second and third respectively in the semifinals for their events, and Albert expects to see good things from the two today.

“Those times aren’t anywhere near (Gabe’s) best, so I’d like to see him do really well tomorrow,” Albert said.

Albert also explained that Sorber’s success on Friday, which included a new personal best in the 100 hurdles, is a testament to the way she has hit her stride at this point in the season.

Junior Taylor Hartman placed sixth in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, but was disappointed to fall short of the state qualifying mark.

“She was really upset about that because she was just that close, but again very happy for her. She’s a junior, so hopefully we can work with that for next year,” Albert said.

Hartman also finished 12th in the long jump at 15 feet, while teammate Joe Sheaffer finished 11th in the discus with a throw of 113 feet, 10 inches.