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Shane Shockey 2012 NCAA Division II national champion pole vaulter

Three Bluffton High School graduates finished in the top 9 or higher in the NCAA Division II national Track and field meet in Mankato, Minn., March 9-10.

From left, Steve Bruskotter, former BHS track coach, now pole vault coach at the University of Findlay, Kendra Bassett, Ashland University, Shane Shockey, University of Findlay, and John Guagenti, University of Findlay. (Photo provided by Jeff Shockey)

oBassett, a junior, from Ashland University, finished 9th in the pentathalon. She competed in five events, which were the 60 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meter run.
oShockey, a senior, University of Findlay, won the pole vault at 17 feet, three-fourth inches.
oGuagenti, a senior, University of Findlay, was 4th in the 400 in a time of 48.04. He was a member of a 4x400 relay that finished 6th. The relay's time was 3:15.99.

Findlay's men's team finished 4th in the nation at the meet with 35 points.

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