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Norwalk's Sommers wins district title in pole vault

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated May 17, 2018 at 4:36 AM

FINDLAY — Norwalk pole vaulters Jake Sommers and Owen Rhodes both advanced to next week’s regional meet after their performances at Wednesday’s Division I district championship meet at Findlay High School.

Sommers won the pole vault by clearing the bar at 14-feet-6 inches, while Rhodes was third at 14-feet-3. The two will compete at the regional meet next week at Amherst.

Two relays just missed out on advancing Wednesday night.

The boys 4x800 of Mitchell Sommers, Jad Oglesby, Julian Go, Jose Dominguez placed fifth in 8:23.97, missing the fourth and final spot that advanced by just under two seconds. The girls 4x800 of Bethany Cring, Jada Thomas, Haleigh Skinner and Kaelyn Harkness was also fifth in 10:18.20.

Also for Norwalk, Trey Leroux was sixth in the discus throw with an effort of 131-feet-11.

Eskra wins pole vault in Div. II

OAK HARBOR — Edison’s Joseph Eskra was among six to advance to next week’s Div. II regional meet following top four finishes at Wednesday’s district meet held at Oak Harbor High School.

Eskra won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14-feet-7. Also advancing in the event was Bellevue’s Austin Thompson, who was fourth at 13-feet-6.

Also winning a district title on Wednesday was Willard’s Dorian Holida, who won the long jump witha best effort of 22-feet-2.75 inches.

Among the three relay teams to advance Wednesday night was the Edison girls 4x800. The team of Paige Schaefer, Isabel Chasney, Carlie Shover and Abby Lesniak finished in 9:51.64 to place second. Behind them in third place was the Bellevue team of Madelyn Verhoff, Taylor Baxter, Lilli Ray, Taylor Waldecker in 9:56.73.

In the boys 4x800, Edison’s Daniel Lambert, Tyler Coon, Brandon Romell and Gavin Schaeffer placed third in 8:07.57.

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