Shawnee junior wins state high jump for second time in three years

Robie Glass wins high jump and finishes second in 400

Shawnee High School junior Robie Glass returned to the top of the medal stand at the Division II state track and field championships, winning the high jump for the second time in three years.

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Glass won the title as a freshman in 2017 by clearing 6 feet, 8 inches. He finished third last season by clearing 6-5. Then on Saturday, he won again by clearing 6-8. He said he appreciated it more as an older athlete.

“As a freshman, I was just like, ‘I beat them at their own game,’” he said. “Now I’m like, ‘Wow, it’s hard work.’”

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The competition came down to him and Galion senior Jack McElligott.

“I started out high just to see how I was doing because I always have my off days sometimes,” Glass said. “I was feeling good, so I went up to 6-4. After I cleared 6-4, I skipped 6-5 because I was feeling good and my jump was good. I went to 6-6, missed it my first attempt, got it my second attempt. I went to 6-7, missed it my first attempt again and got it my second. At 6-8, I got it my second attempt again.”

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Glass finished second in the 400 in 48.08 seconds after recording the best preliminary time (48.53). Conneaut’s Matt McBride won the 400 (47.91).

“I was No. 1 again. I ran a 47 at the beginning of the year. I was hoping to run a 46 today, but I guess adversity got the best of me. He passed me the last five meters. I thought I had him. I took off and saw no one beside me. Then I heard the crowd getting louder, and I’m like, ‘Someone’s on me.’”

Kenton Ridge’s Justin Peterman finished 13th in the high jump (6-0).

Two on podium: Northwestern put two discus throwers in the top four. Junior Korbin Spencer placed third (166-8). Senior Blake Jamison was fourth (163-7).

Other results: In the D-III 300 hurdles, Cedarville senior Trey Gruet finished third (39.5), and Triad junior Dominick McFarland placed seventh (40.17).

• Cedarville sophomore Ethan Wallis was fifth in the D-III 3,200 (9:43.38).

• Mechanicsburg sophomore Chayse Propst placed seventh in the D-III 100 (11.44).

• Southeastern senior Charlie Bertemes placed seventh in the D-III discus (156-5).

• Shawnee junior Olivia Warax finished 11th in the D-II 3,200 (11:42.37).

• Springfield High School senior Austin Tyree finished ninth in the D-I 110 hurdles (15.32).

Tyree was also a part of two state-qualifying relay teams. The 4x200 relay team, which also included Logan Richardson, Dovon Williams and Elijah Johnson, finished 12th in 1:29.01.

The 4x400 relay team, which included Richardson, Tyree, Dane Klosterman and Cameron Elliott, finished 15th in 3:23.59.

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