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    Berkshire’s Dana Shale sets school record in punching tickets to regionals


    Earlier this season, Dana Shale tied the Berkshire school record when she cleared 8-feet, 6-inches in the pole vault at the Aurora Greenmen Invitational.

    Shale vowed to vault even higher in the future and she delivered on that promise on Friday when she smashed the school record with a successful vault of 9-feet at the Division III Cuyahoga Heights District Meet.

    “It was very satisfying for me because it happened at districts,” Shale said. “All of my coaches were there to watch me and my teammates were so excited and supportive of me.”

    For Shale, the confidence she gained in tying the record helped her to push herself throughout the season to reach new heights.

    She hopes to add to her record at the Massillon Perry regional next week.

    “The difference for me on getting that additional height was knowing I had to place in order to be in the top four and advance to regionals,” she said. “I plan to approach regionals by making my practices 100-percent efficient and working on the details to get more height.”

    Shale was one of three Badgers to qualify for the regional meet in an individual event.

    Lexie Boy finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.09 and Madison Romask punched her ticket to regionals with a third-place finish in the 3200. She finished that race in a personal best time of 11:59.

    “I am very excited to be extending my season and have another shot to run,” Romask said. “I am satisfied with my race because I got a PR and qualified. To earn a spot at state, I will need to PR again, stick with the faster pack and not settle.”

    Morgan Scott, Maria Przybyla, Lianna Tiber and Allie Barcikoski also will represent Berkshire at the regional meet as they teamed up to finish fourth in the 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:52.

    Berkshire finished tied for fifth place overall with 42 points.

    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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