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Tigers’ Vogel wins indoor state title

Meghan Vogel claimed her second state championship in less than a year Saturday at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches indoor track and field state championships at the University of Akron.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Meghan Vogel competes in the 1,600 at the Division III state track and field meet last spring in Columbus. Vogel won the indoor state title on Saturday in Akron. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | AARON LABATT)

A senior, Vogel won the girls 1,600 state title with a personal-best indoor time of 5:14.76 in the Division II and III meet.

Vogel, who is headed to Penn State next season, won the Division III 1,600 outdoor state championship last spring. The win on Saturday earns Vogel her fourth first-team all-Ohio honor.

The Tiger boys saw Taylor Cordell place sixth in the 60 hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.35 in the finals. He had run an 8.31 in the preliminary race.

Cordell placed eighth in the 110 hurdles at the Division III outdoor state meet last spring.

For Bellefontaine, Alexa Haushalter finished ninth in the Division I girls pole vault competition with a height of 10-0. Haushalter qualified to the meet with a vault of 10-6 earlier this winter.

 Brenda Johnson also competed in the shot put competition and finished 11th with a throw of 35-8. The Chieftain had qualified to the state meet with a distance of 37-8 earlier in the season.

Athletes had to be ranked in the top 16 in the state during regular season action to qualify in their respective division.

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