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Bechtel to compete in NCAA national meet



Bellefontaine High School graduate Sarah Bechtel, a junior at Ohio Wesleyan, will compete in the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships this week in LaCrosse, Wis.

Bechtel qualified for the national meet in the pole vault. The North Coast Athletic Conference champ in the event, she is seeded 17th with a height of 12-11⁄2.

The former Chieftain standout prepared for her trip to the nationals by winning the pole vault competition at last week’s Ron Althoff Invitational, which was hosted by OWU. She cleared 11-61⁄2 and also took third in the 100-meter hurdles.

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