Palmyra speedster Camryn Simpson will join Annville-Cleona's Noah Myers at the National Youth Track & Field Meet next weekend.
Palmyra's Camryn Simpson learned early Thursday that she will be running in Hershey's Youth Track & Field North American Final next Saturday, Aug. 4.
Simpson will race in the girls' 100-meter dash for 11- and 12-year olds. She won both the local district and state meets, although her career-best time of 13.76 originally only earned her a spot as the first alternate. However, the New York champion bowed out of the event, opening the way for the soon-to-be seventh grader.
As a 10-year-old in 2010, Simpson also won the 100-dash at the local and state meet, but failed to qualify at the national level. In 2012, she not only repeated in the 100-dash, but participated in three other events. Simpson placed second in the 200-dash, fifth in the standing long jump, and snagged another silver medal in a relay with Amelia Baldo, Ashton Byrd and Maddie Wolfe.
The daughter of Carissa Woleslagle, Simpson also plays soccer, volleyball and basketball. She will represent the county at Henry Hershey Field at Milton Hershey High School along with Annville-Cleona's rising seventh grader Noah Myers, a qualifier in the boys' 11-12 softball throw.