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Donohoe soars to fourth-place finish at state

COLUMBUS — One and done.

Seth Donohoe mastered that method of clearing heights here Friday at the Division III boys state high jump competition.

The Triad senior made it look easy inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as he soared over the bar at six different heights on his first attempts and went on to place fourth.

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Triad’s Seth Donohoe clears 6-5 during the Division III boys state high jump competition Friday afternoon inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Donohoe placed fourth at the meet and becomes the Cardinals’ highest track and field state placer. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

“It’s an unbelievable feeling right now,” said Donohoe. “Just being here has been a great experience.”

The top eight finishers in each event placed and earned a spot on the podium.

This was Donohoe’s first trip to the state meet and only second year high jumping. Last season, he broke his foot the week before the Ohio Heritage Conference meet and was unable to compete in the postseason. That made Friday’s finish all the more meaningful.

“To come from where I was last year to placing fourth, it’s a really, really good feeling,” said Donohoe. “I felt confident coming here that I could do well and compete at the top level. Would I have liked to place higher? Sure, but fourth gets me on the podium and that’s good with me.”

 

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