Bynes Record Breaking Day Sets Tone At B6 District Meet (Updated)


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Chayton Bynes pulled off two record setting performances on his way to winning the boys long jump and triple jump at Tuesday’s B6 district track meet and securing his spot at next week’s state track meet in Omaha.

Bynes started the day by clearing 23’ 1.75” in the long jump, over a foot further than 2nd place, and 2.75″ further than the previous Chadron High record of 22’ 11” set by Ben Smith in 1996.

Bynes then came back in the triple jump and soared 47’ 5.75”, clearing the field by almost two feet and breaking the 45 year old CHS record of 45’ 1.5” set by Kyle Wiginton. The distance also set a new B6 meet record.

The Chadron boys were dominant in the hurdles once again with Xander Provance and Rhett Cullers going 1st and 2nd in the 110m hurdles while Malachi Swallow and Cullers took 1st and 2nd in the 300m hurdles. Garrett Reese was 4th in both and holds a good chance of receiving a wild card in both events given to the top times from non-automatic qualifying runners.

Tatum Bailey is making a return trip to Omaha with a 2nd place finish in girls high jump and a 3rd place medal in triple jump. Bailey will most likely add the 100m hurdles to the list as well via wildcard.

The Cardinal girls 4x800m relay took 2nd and is off to state track and Kyndall Carnahan was 3rd in the 1600m to earn a 2nd consecutive trip.

Additional qualifiers will be announced over the next day or two.

McCook won the girls team race over Scottsbluff 105-77. The Chadron girls were 9th with 35 points.

Sidney bested Lexington on the boys side124-92. Chadron finished 3rd with 80.