By Con Marshall
Chadron State College sophomore Jourdaine Cerenil of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., cleared 5-5 ¾ to place 14th in the women’s high jump at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Allendale, Mich., on Saturday.
The event was won by Arika Robinson, a sophomore at Concordia-St. Paul in Minnesota. She jumped 5-11 ½, the same height as she cleared while winning the national indoor championship in March.
Two entries from Tiffin University in Ohio finished second and third. Senior Mercedeez Francis was the runner-up by going 5-10 ½ and junior Marisa Gwinner was third at 5-9 ¾.
The five remaining placewinners all cleared 5-8, which is Cerenil’s career-best outdoors.
She cleared 5-7-3/4 during the indoor season to qualify for the 2022 National Indoor Meet where, coincidentally, she also placed 14th but with a mark of 5-3 ¾.