Jacob Bowler sets new Del Oro pole vault record at section meet

Del Oro sophomore Jacob Bowler broke his own school pole vault record Wednesday at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I track and field trials held at Elk Grove High.

Bowler cleared 15 feet, 8 inches to finish second in the pole vault, which was one of five field event finals contested on the afternoon. Golden Valley of Merced’s Ryan Pust won the competition with a vault of 16-5.

Bowler, who set the Del Oro record in the event twice earlier this season at 15-1, will advance to next week’s section Masters meet also set for Elk Grove. Last season as a freshman Bowler went 14-6 at the CIF state meet.

In girls finals Wednesday, Lauren Heyn placed fourth in the discus with a toss of 128-5. She’ll be joined at the Masters by teammate Keily Gode, who was fourth in the long jump with a mark of 17-6.

In boys qualifying events, Johnathon Tuttle ran the fourth fastest 400 meters with a time of 49.33 seconds. Del Oro’s 4-by-400 relay team of Tuttle, Forrest Scholtes-Dowd, Jon Small and Christian Owen was also fourth in a time of 3:21.52.

Also moving to Friday’s finals were Del Oro’s 4-by-100 relay team of Small, Tanner Pelle, freshman Dalton Gee and sophomore Trey Udoffia. They clocked a time of 43.31 seconds. In addition, 300 meter hurdler James Corbett also advanced with a fifth-place time of 39.39.



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