LeRoux sisters lead area vaulters in first day of Grand Haven Beach Vault

Local Sports Journal

GRAND HAVEN — Area athletes competed well in day-1 action at the Grand Haven Beach Vault on Friday.

The LeRoux sisters, who competed for Spring Lake High School this past season, led the area competitors. Allie, a graduating senior, took third in the high school girls division 2 event by clearing 11-feet-three-inches.

Gabriella, Allie’s younger sister, placed fourth in the girls 15-16 division 2 competition by clearing 11-feet. Fremont’s Amber Otermat finished 15th in the same division by clearing nine-feet-nine-inches.

In the boys’ competition, Grand Haven’s Evan Kaufmann finished 10th in the boys 15-16 division 2 event by clearing 11-feet-nine-inches.

Coopersville High School’s Hunter Schlatter, a resident of the Grand Haven school district, wound up in a three-way tie for sixth place in the high school boys division 2 event. Schlatter cleared 12-feet-nine-inches.

Andrew Koksal, from Lancaster, had the top effort in the boys’ competition by clearing 15-feet in the high school boys’ division 2 event.

Sandra Brown, of Indianapolis, had the top performance in the girls’ competition. Brown cleared 12-feet in the girls’ 15-16 division 2 event.

The final day of Beach Vault is scheduled forSaturday. The competition is held on two pole vault pits set up on the Grand Haven City Beach south of Grand Haven State Park near the Bil-Mar Restaurant.

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