Decatur’s Mielnik Finishes Second in States

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur standout pole vaulter Owen Mielnik finished second in the state championship meet last week.

Mielnik, who last month won the Bayside Conference championship at pole vault advanced to the state 3A regional meet where he vaulted a personal best 14-feet to advance to the state 3A championship meet. In the state championships, Mielnick vaulted 13’6” to finish second overall, just behind Oakdale’s Samuel Starrs.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.