Savitsky first in Defiance Invitational

CLEVELAND - North Schuylkill graduate Thenessa Savitsky, a junior at Case Western University, had first place finishes in the triple and long jumps recently at the Defiance Invitational, with a personal best in the long jump (4.81 meters, or 15 feet 9 3/8 inches). In the triple jump, she set a Defiance indoor record at 10.67 meters (35 feet).

This past weekend, she leapt to a distance of 34'7.75" for third place in the triple jump at the All-Ohio Meet at Otterbein University.

Savitsky, a junior, took off last season to concentrate on her pre-dental studies.