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Penn State

Holmberg named Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of Year

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Penn State's Maddie Holmberg competes in the heptathlon 100-meter hurdles during Day 1 of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships on May 12 at Penn State.
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Penn State's Maddie Holmberg competes in the heptathlon 100-meter hurdles during Day 1 of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships on May 12 at Penn State.

Penn State's Maddie Holmberg shows her versatility and athleticism each time she competes in the heptathlon.

There aren't many better, especially in the region.

Holmberg, a junior from Hempfield, was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year, an award announced Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Holmberg ranked fifth in the event nationally with 5,976 points. She was the Big Ten runner-up and is set to compete in the NCAA Division I Championships next week in Eugene, Ore.

Penn State's Isaiah Harris was named the region's track athlete of the year, while Holmberg's teammate, Danae Rivers, won the same award on the women's side.

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