Chadron State Jumpers, Including Coach, Fare Well Saturday

Photo Courtesy: CSC Sports Information

While complete results were not available, several Chadron State College athletes posted excellent marks Saturday at the Stinger Indoor Track and Field Meet at Black Hills State in Spearfish.

Eagles won first and second in the men’s triple jump, just as their teammates were one-two in the long jump on Friday.

CSC Coach Riley Northrup said sophomore Naishaun Jernigan jumped “in the neighborhood of 48 feet” to win the triple jump and junior Joss Linse was the runner-up by going 47-4 ½, a career best by about an inch. In addition, Northrup said junior Brock Voth went at least 45 feet in the triple to qualify for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Meet that Black Hills State will host this coming weekend.

On Friday, Eagles’ freshmen Morgan Fawver and Emory Yoosook went 23-1 ¾ and 22-2 ½, respectively, to lead the long jump results.

Northrup also got in on the action Saturday. Although he has not high jumped for about five years, he decided to compete Saturday in hopes of motivating proteges, Joe Dumsa and Alec Penfield, both of whom seemed to be stuck at 6-4 this winter. It worked. The coach and both of his pupils cleared 6-5.

Some 12 years ago after graduating from Chadron State, Northup cleared seven feet more than 20 times. His collegiate best was 6-10 ½ in 2007, and he thinks Dumsa and Penfield have the potential to also reach that height.

Another of Northrup’s high jumpers, Hannah Christie, was first in the women’s high jump at 5-1 Saturday.

The Eagles’ complete results from Saturday’s competition will be posted when they become available.