LHS alum Carpenter makes history


Lewis Clark State sophomore and Lewiston High School Alumnus Jennah Carpenter has made history as the first woman to be a national champion in any indoor or outdoor field event. , Carpenter, At the NAIA Indoor Track and Field national championship held in Brookings S.D. cleared 1.73 meters on the high jump.
When asked about what a national title meant to her, Carpenter told KLEW, “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to stay here, the opportunity the coaches have given me to do track here, and everyone from middle school to high school that has helped me get to this point means a lot.”
Carpenter triumphed after clearing four previous heights in the event in fewer attempts, breaking the tie with second-place winner Erica Xayarath of Huntington University (Ind.), after they both cleared 1.73 meters on their third attempt.