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Parker Yager • Junior • Monroe City track & field 

Monroe City junior Parker Yager won the Class 2 sectional title in the pole vault over the weekend to advance to state for the third straight year. He placed ninth in state in 2016. The pole vault success runs in the family, as his sister, Lila, also will compete at the state meet as a freshman.

Taylor Vandelicht • Senior • Hannibal track & field

Hannibal senior Taylor Vandelicht set a personal record of nine feet, nine inches in the pole vault to place third at the Class 4 District 4 championships. She advances for the first time in her career to compete at the sectional meet this weekend at Mexico with a chance of qualifying for state.