Norwalk has two district champions; program record

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May 22—FINDLAY — The Norwalk track and field program had two individual champions and advanced athletes in seven events from the Division I district championship meet held at Findlay High School on Wednesday and Saturday.

On Wednesday, senior Carson Bauman won the pole vault with a top effort of 14-feet-5 inches. On Saturday, freshman Zuri Immel won the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:23.65.

Meanwhile, freshman Ben Rothhaar continued his end of the season flurry. He placed second in the 200 dash in 22.88 seconds; then was also second in the 400 in 49.23 seconds — which broke Sean Oglesby's program record time of 49.4 set in 1987.

Findlay's Ben Ireland won the 400 in a stadium-record time of 48.97 seconds.

Also advancing to next Wednesday's regional meet at back at Findlay High School was Dalton Steffanni in the shot put. He placed fourth on Saturday with a top toss of 46-feet-8.

On Wednesday, the girls 4x800 relay team of Summer Moehlman, Kylie Moser, Joscey Thomas and Immel finished third in 10:08.36. In the shot put, Shyanne Moser finished fourth (33-feet-9.5) to also advance.

The Truckers also had several athletes score additional points at the meet.

Kylie Moser finished fifth in the shot put (33-feet-8), while Natalie Barber was fifth in the 100 (13.3) and sixth in the 200 (27.98). In the 400, MacLaughlyn Wineman was sixth (1:03.51) and Shyla Gruhlke finished seventh (1:04.26).

Thomas placed sixth in the 800 (2:38.13) and Brandon Gockstetter was seventh in the discus (132-feet-1). The 4x400 team of Moehlman, Wineman, Gruhlke and Thomas also finished in sixth place (4:25.43).

In the team standings, the Norwalk boys scored 33 points and finished 10th among 15 teams. The girls scored 43 points to place seventh out of 13 teams.