Erin Bogard tops pole vault field for D-II state title

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t Erin Bogard’s first time standing on the podium at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

It was, however, the Warren senior’s first time at the top.

Bogard cleared 12 feet, 2 inches at the state track meet Saturday to bring home a Division II state championship to Vincent. It was the first individual state title in program history.

“It felt great,” Bogard said. “It’s been four years. Been here four times, and to go out on top feels amazing.”

Bogard placed fourth at state last year with a top mark of 11-8. She came in as the top seed at state this season and did not disappoint.

“Last year, I had the same pressure,” Bogard said of having a state title on her mind. “I came in pretty high. I think this year I just knew I could do it. Everything had been coming together the past week.”

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