STATE COLLEGE –
Berwick Area High School junior Payden Montana placed third in the shot put at
the Pennsylvania State Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet here last
weekend. The Lady Bulldog standout set a personal best with a throw of 44’3¾”.
Ms. Montana trailed second place winner Jenise Lynch of St. John Neumann/Maria
Goretti by just a quarter inch and champion Tori McKinley of Hickory by less
than 3 inches.
Ms. Montana broke the school record in the shot put once again
and continues to add to her impressive list of accomplishments. She placed
second in the discus and third in the shot at states as a sophomore and began
to break school records during her freshman season. Payden was also chosen to
travel to Australia to compete in an international meet at the end of her
sophomore season, and will enter her junior outdoor season as one of the top
throwers in Pennsylvania in both the shot and discus.
Ms. Montana is expected to participate in the prestigious
Penn Relays at Historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia this spring and is
already considered one of the top Track and Field athletes in the history of
Berwick Area High School.