BREAKING NEWS: Osorio and Cowger headed to state

Seniors Angel Osorio and Will Cowger qualified for state on Friday.

Osorio is headed to Charleston for the second consecutive year in the high jump. He cleared 6 feet, 5 inches at the Robinson Sectional, placing second.

Cowger, who missed state by a couple of inches last spring is headed there next week after placing third in the shot put, with a throw of 50 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

In addition to sending two athletes to state, Vandalia set two new school records.

Sophomore Quenten Austin set a new school record in the 300-meter hurdles, with a time of 41.32 seconds. He placed third.

Junior Daniel Bell set a new school record in the 800-meter run, a record that he’s been chasing all season. He final broke the record with a time of 2:03:57.

As a team Vandalia finished fifth overall, with 47 points.

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