Snyder's Alicia Campbell, one of the state's best all-round stars, was having another one of her typical strong all-round meets at the State Group 2 Championships when disaster struck on Saturday at Central Regional in Bayville, NJ.
Campbell, a junior who was one of few athletes to qualify for the state meet in four individual events, failed to qualify for the Meet of Champions in the javelin and long jump on Friday.
She bounced back on Saturday to place second in the discus (115-11) to earn a berth in the M of C, and appeared on the verge of something even bigger in the triple jump.
But on her third attempt in the TJ, Campbell injured her left leg when she landed.
Campbell, who still managed to place second in the triple jump with a 37-2 despite being knocked out of the competition before the finals, was taken to Urgent Care in Lanoka Harbor, according to her mother, Alexandria Jerez. X-Ray's showed Campbell fractured her tibula, Jerez said.
Jerez said her daughter was placed in a temporary splint and given crutches, and that she will take her to a local hospital in Jersey City for more treatment.
Jerez also said her daughter is in "severe pain, but is a trooper with several more years ahead of her.''
Campbell, one of the state's most uniquely versatile athletes, had a simply amazing season that was filled with several remarkable highlights.
One of her greatest moments came at the Hudson County Championships, Campbell led Snyder to the team title by winning four events - the javelin (117-4), discus (121-7), long jump (17-8.5) and triple jump (37-02.75).
Campbell finished the season with personal bests of 117- 4 in the javelin, 125-1 in the discus, 37-2.75 in the triple jump, 17-8.5 in the long jump, and 35-4.25 in the shot put.