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.