Former Chieftain Bechtel makes NCAC track and field history



Former Bellefontaine track and field standout Sarah Bechtel accomplished something that had never been done before at the North Coast Athletic Conference indoor track and field championship meet last weekend.

A senior at Ohio Wesleyan, Bechtel won her fourth consecutive NCAC pole vault championship, clearing 11-7 3/4. She became the first woman in NCAC history to win four straight pole vault titles.

Bechtel also placed seventh in the pentathlon and eighth in the 60-meter hurdles.

With the help of Bechtel, OWU won its eighth NCAC team title in a row.