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    Perry’s Chloe Haase commits to Cleveland State

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    Perry senior Chloe Haase hit the double jackpot when she committed to continue her education and track career at Cleveland State University.

    Not only did she lock up her opportunity to compete at the Division I level, but she’s also following in her father Jeff’s footsteps as he played baseball for the Vikings.

    “It is super exciting to have the opportunity to run at the next level. It definitely shows all the hard work I put in over the past couple of years,” Haase said. “I think what led me there the most was how nice the campus was and that my dad played baseball there as well.”

    Haase is expected to compete in the 100-meter hurdles and the sprint events when she suits up at Cleveland State.

    Last spring, she placed fifth at the Division II district meet in the 100-meter hurdles, missing a berth in the regional meet by one second, and she ran a personal record time of 17.98 seconds at the Jim Green Invitational.

    “I think that I can step up to that next level,” Haase said. “I just need to be confident in what I’m doing and leave it all out there.”

    Heading into her senior season at Perry, Haase hopes to punch her ticket to the regional meet, and maybe even the state meet, while also trimming time from her PRs.

    “I’m hoping that I can make it farther in the postseason than I have in the past and I want to beat my PR that I set in the postseason as a junior,” she said.

    Haase also has competed in the 300-meter hurdles (55.57), high jump (4 feet, 3 inches), and long jump (13-2.25).

     

    Steve Hare
    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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