Frederick’s Lilliana Martin leaps during the class 4A girls triple jump May 17 at the state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium. She finished third.
State 4A track and field: Martin claims third in triple jump

LAKEWOOD – One of Lilliana Martin's newest events in track and field wound up being her best at this year's state 4A track-and-field meet at Jeffco Stadium.

Martin, who had never jumped before this spring, finished third in the triple jump. Her best effort was 35 feet 3 1/2 inches. 

"I had a really good triple jump," she said. "Oh my goodness. I've always wanted to jump. I realized I never had the opportunity to jump. I asked my coaches. I PRd (set a personal record) every week."