Sawvell Falls Short In Final Competition Of Outstanding College Career


      Kayla Sawvell of Chadron State College failed in her bid for one more NCAA All-American honor Saturday as she failed to make the finals and placed 11th in the shot put at the NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo.

      A multi-time All-American at Black Hills State who transferred to CSC as a graduate student this year, Sawvell had the 6th best throw in the shot coming into the national meet, but fell well short of it at 47-8-½.

It took 49-feet to make the finals and to place.

       Sawvell was runner-up in the shot put 2 years ago and placed 7th last year. On Thursday, she became a 3-time All-American in the hammer throw, finishing 3rd.

Chadron State’s only other national qualifier this year, Shane Collins, failed to reach the finals in the men’s hammer throw and finished 18th.