LJ Good Event For CSC Men At RMAC Indoor Meet

As projected, the long jump proved to be an strong event for the Chadron State College men on Saturday during the second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at Black Hills State in Spearfish.

The Eagles collected 17 points in the long jump, where three Eagles placed.  Sophomore Naishaun Jernigan of Springfield, Mass., was second at 24 feet, 3 inches while freshmen Emory Yoosook of Casper and Morgan Fawver of McCook were fourth and fifth, respectively, with marks of 23-2 ¾ and 23-1 ¾.

Jernigan’s jump was a career best by seven inches, Yoosook’s mark was his best by a foot and Fawver matched his all-time best. 

Fawver also qualified for the finals of the 200-meter dash on Sunday with a time of 22.09, his career best and good for fourth in the preliminaries.  He’ll also be among the favorites in the 60-meter finals after posting the second fasted time of 6.86 second in that preliminary race Friday. 

The Eagles, who through nine events are fourth in the men’s team standings with 30.5 points, picked up 10 points in the heptathlon where both of their entries moved up in the placings on Saturday by finishing strong in the grueling event.

Sophomore Pete Brown of Oxford, Neb., finished third with 4,464 points after being fourth in the standings the day before, and freshman Dylan Soule of Polk, Neb., climbed two spots to place fifth with 3,907 points.  

The Eagles’ Alec Penfield of Lusk, Wyo., also earned points by tying for fifth and sixth in the high jump by clearing 6-4 ¾.

In the women’s competition Saturday, two Lady Eagles placed in both the shot put and the high jump.

Freshman Morgan Ekwall of Yoder, Wyo., was seventh in the shot while matching her career-best of 39-3 ¼ and sophomore Becca Monahan of Cheyenne was eighth at 39-2 ½, four inches farther than her previous best.

Both sophomore Miranda Gilkey of Lusk and Destiny Pelton of Fort Morgan, Colo., went 5 feet and half inch in high jump while placing sixth and tying for eighth, respectively, in the standings.

Men’s Results
                Long jump–2, Naishaun Jernigan, 24-3; 4, Emory Yoosook, 23-2 ¾; 5, Morgan Fawver, 23-1 ¾.
                High jump–5-6 tie, Alec Penfield, 6-4 ¾;
                Heptathlon–3, Pete Brown, 4,464 points; 5, Dylan Soule, 3,907.
Women’s Results
                Shot put–7, Morgan Ekwall, 39-3 ¼; 8, Becca Monahan, 39-2 ½.
                High jump–6, Miranda Gilkey, 5- ½; 8 tie, Destiny Pelton, 5- ½.
                Pentathlon–7, Hannah Christie, 3,089 points; 8, Julieanne Thomsen, 3,050.

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