Holida was one of three competitors to clear 6-feet-4 on Saturday, but finished tied for second based on the tiebreaks at that height. He also cleared 6-4 on Feb. 10 at an indoor meet held at Tiffin University — and that height is also his personal-best outside, which he did at last May’s SBC championships.
Also for Willard, Josh Holida was 13th out of 23 competitors in the shot put with a best toss of 47-feet-5.5 inches. The 4x800 relay team for the Crimson Flashes placed 12th out of 22 teams, as the quartet of Justin Gillmor, Landon Schaffer, Trenton Rupert and Zach Keaton finished with a time of 8:47.54.
Also from the area, New London’s Jacob Allen was eighth out of 22 athletes in the Div. II-III pole vault finals. Allen cleared at an even 14 feet — also his height last June at the OHSAA state championships in Columbus, which earned him seventh on the podium for All-Ohio honors.
The outdoor track and field season for area high school teams begins on March 23.