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Three Lady Vandals finish in top 10 at Charleston Indoor Invitational

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By Andrew Harner

The Vandalia girls track team opened its season on Saturday at the Charleston Indoor Invitational, and three athletes placed in the top 10.

Senior Sierah Ruffner took eighth in the high jump, with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches, and freshman Karlie Bright set a school record with 7 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to place eighth.

Iris Daiber, a junior, finished ninth in the long jump, with 15 feet, 5¾ inches.

Saturday, March 9
55-meter dash prelims
•Makayla Tinker, :08.73
200-meter dash prelims
•Ally Sasse, :30.04
800-meter run
•Jalea Paslay, 2:49.02
•Makenzie Roberts, 3:28.22
1,600-meter run
•Courtney Ulmer, 8:00.34
•Melinda Chamness, 8:53.09
4X200-meter relay
•Tinker, Heidi Goldsmith, Leah Francis, Sasse, 2:08.70
4X400-meter relay
•Bright, Francis, Paslay, Johanna Walton, 5:13.14
High jump
•Ruffner, 8th, 4 feet, 10 inches
•Walton, 18th, 4 feet, 6 inches
Pole vault
•Bright, 8th, 7 feet, 6 inches
Long jump
•Daiber, 9th, 15 feet, 5¾ inches
Shot put
•Hallie Leigh, 24 feet