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Hillsboro’s Austin Goolsby claims state championship in boys pole vault

Hillsboro High School junior Austin Goolsby won the D II boys pole vault state championship on Friday during the state track and field tournament held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. Goolsby claimed the title after by clearing a height of 15-02. Goolsby is the seventh state champion in the history of Hillsboro High School.

Goolsby also attempted to set a state record at the state level but was unsuccessful. Hillsboro boys head coach Bud Marsh noted that Goolsby was disappointed by not setting the state record when he said, “He was disappointed about the height. I just told him don’t worry about the height, you are the state champion. That’s the thing.”

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