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Ethan Welch Qualifies For States In Pole Vault

Marion High School’s Ethan Welch is headed to Staten Island for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Ethan, a junior, finished first in the boys pole vault with an effort of 13-feet, 6-inches at the Section V state qualifier on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Ethan has broken the school record five times this season and set the current mark of 14-0 while winning the Section V Class A4 championship on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Marion junior Oren Welch cleared 12-6 in the pole vault on Thursday to finish fourth in a meet that included the best indoor track and field athletes from across Section V.  Senior Hayley Wurster was eighth in the girls long jump with an effort of 16-feet, 3-inches.

The state meet is March 4 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.

Congratulations to all!