Warren’s Erin Bogard earns All-Ohio pole vault honors in indoor track
Erin Bogard continues to make a name for herself in pole vault competition
The Warren High senior standout was runner-up in the PV event with a vault of 12 feet at last Saturday’s DII-DIII OATCCC Indoor Track and Field Championships at The SPIRE Institute in Geneva.
Not far from Geneva in Ashtabula County due south lies Youngstown State University, where Bogard will be pole vaulting after high school graduation this upcoming spring.
Morgan England of Seneca East won with a jump of 12-6.
Last year, Bogard was an All-Ohio honoree indoor honoree in the PV when she cleared the bar at 12-6. She also ran the 60m hurdles in 10.68.
She did not compete in the hurdles event last weekend.
A three-time D2 outdoor state qualifier and school record holder (12-4 at district) in the pole vault, Bogard finished fourth with a jump of 11-8 and stood on the podium at last year’s state meet in early June.
She had not missed a single vault until she was eliminated at 12 feet.
An all-around track and field athlete at Warren, she has also competed in the 100m hurdles, 4 by 1, 4 by 2, 300m hurdles, and the open 2,
She has led the Warrior thinclads in most points earned in three consecutive seasons.
Bogard is hoping to go out on top in the PV this upcoming spring.
“My goal is 13-7,” she said.
“That would give me the Division 2 record and the Jesse Owens Stadium record if I make it there.”
Also at The SPIRE Institute, Warren senior Landon Wigal competed in the weight throw, and threw it 39-00.75.
He is expected to pole vault for the Warriors this season.
In the D1 OATCCC championships, Marietta High senior Baylee Brown pole vaulted 10-6 and triple jumped 31-01.50.
According to MHS coach Mollie Schramm, Torrance Nonnenmacher “qualified in the long jump but did not participate.”
Last June, Nonnenmacher was an All-Ohio honoree in the event.