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New London's Spencer Cole wins state

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Jun 4, 2016 at 4:36 PM

COLUMBUS - Spencer Cole has brought a state title to New London.

The senior won the Division III open 400 race Saturday morning at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Cole, an Indiana Tech recruit, ran a 49.48 to edge Columbus Academy sophomore Jerome Buckner (49.52).

Cole improved his preliminary time of 50.32.

He becomes New London’s first state track champion since 1988.

“Spencer ran a really smooth 400 with a great lean at the end to win the race,’' coach Misty Ebinger said. “He has been training for this moment for a long time. Spencer is the best example of an athlete who does everything right on and off the track. He peaked at just the right point, ran a PR and gets to graduate tomorrow as a state champion.’'

Other Division III finals Saturday morning included the St. Paul girls’ 800 relay team of Gabby Scavuzzo, Meghan Hedrick, Hannah Mink and Olivia Powers sixth 1:46.22; Monroeville sophomore Kristen Smith 400 sixth 58.58; New London junior Morgan Luedy 100 seventh 12.73, Willard senior Cory Barnett 11th 800 1:58.97 and Western Reserve junior Brenden Oswalt 14th 1600 4:39.78.

In Division II, Edison competed in the boys’ 300 hurdles and 1600 relay.

The 1600 quartet of senior Dan Stoll, Clay Goodwin and Tyler Scott and junior Bryce Ostheimer ran a 3:23.82 for fith.

Individually, Ostheimer recorded eighth in a time of 39.80.

 

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