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Pole Vaulter Earns Medals At State Meet


STATEN ISLAND – Marion High School junior Ethan Welch recorded the top performance among Section V competitors in the boys pole vault at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island.

Ethan cleared 13-feet, 3-inches to finish tied for fifth in the NYSPHSAA competition and tied for sixth in the Federation competition. The Federation competition includes athletes from private schools and New York City schools.

Ethan, who broke the Marion school record five times this season, medaled in both the NYSPHSAA and Federation competitions.

He set the current school record of 14-feet at the Section V Class A4 Championships on Feb. 19 at Nazareth University.

Congratulations, Ethan, on an amazing season.