Franklin Regional’s Todero, Huczko shine at PIAA championships

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Friday, May 31, 2019 | 9:03 PM


Franklin Regional sophomore Rayna Todero returned home from the PIAA Class AAA girls track and field championships with a medal around her neck.

Todero leaped 37 feet, 8 inches to place eighth in the triple jump May 24-25 at Shippensburg. She was the top jumper among the WPIAL competitors. Her jump was a personal best.

Todero was pleased to earn a medal and jump her best. She said she’s looking forward to jumping even further in 2020.

“I didn’t perform well here last year,” Todero said. “It was an accomplishment to make it, but placing here this year feels a lot better.

“I know I’ll have to work even harder next year if I want to climb up the podium.”

Another Panther looking forward to next season is pole vaulter Jo-Michelle Huczko.

The WPIAL champion who began pole vaulting this season, cleared the bar at a personal best 11-6. She placed ninth.

She just missed placing after she tied for seventh, but she had more missed attempts than the two girls who finished tied for seventh.

Huczko was surprised she did so well despite battling a side injury.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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