Brandon Otter, Sectional champion

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Switzerland County junior Brandon Otter earned the high jump championship of the East Central Sectional Track Meet last Thursday night.

The junior cleared a height of 6’3″ to earn the title, and will now participate in the regional competition being held tonight (Thursday) at Connersville High School.

Brandon Otter will also compete in the long jump at the regional, as he earned a distance of 19′ 5 3/4″ to earn fourth place. The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional.

Sophomore Clay Meyer will run the 1,600-meters in tonight’s regional, as he finished fifth overall in the sectional, but due to a scratch among one of the top four finishers, he will get to participate. Clay Meyer was also seventh in the 3,200-meter run.

Other Pacers competing in the sectional included Nathan Hickman, who was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles; and the 3,200-meter relay team of Jim Abbott, Matt Johnson, Josh Hon, and Clay Meyer was also seventh.