BY TAYLOR ELDRIDGE
It was the last triple jump of Independent senior Tina Liu’s high school career. She was sitting in second place in the event where she was defending her state championship from a year ago. Liu came through with her most clutch performance, jumping 37-8 to win by six inches and successfully defend her state title.
The 10 points are crucial for Independent, which expects to contend for the 3A title. Liu and teammate Immani Fenner will be favorites in the 100 and 200, then team up to make up the favorite in the 4×1 relay.