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Norwalk's Sommers to compete at New Balance Nationals

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jun 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fresh off his All-Ohio performance at the state track and field championships in Columbus, Norwalk's Jake Sommers will compete alongside the nation’s best high school athletes in the sport this weekend.

Sommers met the strict qualifications to compete at the 28th annual New Balance Outdoor Nationals, which starts today and runs through Sunday at North Carolina A&T University.

Coming off a sixth-place jump of 14-feet-10-inches — a career-best outdoors — in the Division I pole vault championships, Sommers will compete in the Emerging Elites division at nationals, which had a qualification height of 14-8. The boys championship qualification height is 15-7.

Sommers won the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division championship in 2018 with a top jump of 14-6. He reached 14-8 at regionals, before his PR jump at state.

At the indoor state championships on March 3 in Geneva, Sommers cleared a personal-best 15-feet to place fourth at the meet.

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