Eagles Continue To Improve During Kearney Meet

The Chadron State College track and field teams continued to improve Sunday during the University of Nebraska-Kearney Invitational Meet.

“We had quite a successful day,” said Coach Riley Northrup. “Just about everybody did well, to say the least.  We had numerous personal bests and almost no disappointments.”

Among those standing out was redshirt freshman Shane Collins of Bison, S.D. He won the discus throw with a heave of 164 feet, 4 inches, more than 13 feet beyond his previous best.  He also threw the hammer nearly 12 ½ farther than before and his mark of 189-6 is the second best in Chadron State annals.

As usual the Eagles’ sprinters did well.  Sophomore Brodie Roden of Riverton, Wyo., won the 400 meters with a career-best of 47.56 seconds, the fourth fastest ever by a Chadron State athlete.

Two more young CSC entries also had personal bests in the 400.  Sophomore Osvaldo Cano was third in 48.83 seconds and freshman Greg Logsdon of Yoder, Wyo., was fifth in 50.51.

Roden and Cano were members of 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams, both of which posted the sixth best times in CSC history.  The 4×100 unit that also included freshmen Morgan Fawver of McCook and Emory Yoosook of Casper won that race in 41.31 seconds.  The 4×400 foursome that included Osvaldo Cano’s twin Osiel and Harley Rhoades was a half stride behind Kearney at the finish line with a solid time of 3:16.54.

Northrup added that Fawver ran well while placing third in both the 100 and 200 dashes.

Three Eagles placed in the triple jump with what Northrup said were more bright spots.  Redshirt freshman Derrick Nwagwu of Aurora, Colo., was second at 48-4 ¾; and sophomores Joss Linse of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Brock Voth of Berthoud, Colo., were third and fifth, respectively, at 46-2 and 45-11 ¾, both season-bests.

The coach also commended freshmen Creighton Trembly of Longmont, Colo., who was second in the 110 high hurdles in 15.33 seconds, and Quest Savery of Miles City, Mont., who sailed the javelin 189-9 for a career best and third place.

Bright spots for the women’s team included career-best marks in the long jump (16-7 ¼) and high jump (5-4 ¼) by sophomore Miranda Gilkey of Lusk, Wyo., and a throw of 39-6 ½ by freshman Trinity Chrisawn of Rock Springs, Wyo., in the shot put.  

Northrup also said he was pleased that junior Julianne Thomsen of Custer, S.D., cast the javelin 118-9 as she prepares for the heptathlon.

Most of the Eagles aren’t expected to compete again until they go to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Meet at Pueblo, Colo. at the end of April and first of May.  However, Northrup said a few may enter a “tune up” meet at Colorado School of Mines in Golden this coming weekend.

The Eagles’ placings and marks follow: 

Men’s Events
                100–3, Morgan Fawver, 10.69
                200–3, Morgan Fawver, 22.22; 4, Emory Yoosook, 23.11.
                400–1, Brodie Roden, 47.56; 3, Osvaldo Cano, 48.83; 5, Greg Logsdon, 50.51.
                110 hurdles–2, Creighton Trembly, 15.33.
                400 hurdles–4, Osiel Cano, 56.93; 5, Harley Rhoades, 57.22
                4×100 relay–1, Chadron State (Morgan FawverEmory YoosookOsvaldo CanoBrodie Roden), 41.31.
                4×400 relay–2, Chadron State (Osiel CanoOsvaldo CanoHarley RhoadesBrodie Roden), 3:16.54.
                Discus–1 Shane Collins, 164-4; 6, Parker Gosner, 149-2.
                Hammer throw–2, Shane Collins, 189-6; 4, Dan Reynolds, 172-11.
                Javelin–3, Quest Savery, 189-9.
                Long jump–6, Emory Yoosook, 21-10 ¾.
                Triple jump–2, Derrick Nwagwu, 48-4 ¾; 4, Joss Linse, 46-2; 5, Brock Voth, 45-11 ¾.
                High jump–5, Joe Dumsa, 6-4 ¾.
Women’s Events
                100–5, Michaela Hill, 13.03.
                200–4, Michaela Hill, 26.96; 5, Hannah Christie, 26.97.
                Shot put–4, Trinity Chrisawn, 39-6 ½; 5, Courtney Smith, 38-11; 6, Morgan Ekwall, 38-2 ½.
                Discus–5, Courtney Smith, 121-7.
                Javelin–5, Julianne Thomsen, 118-9; 6, Courtney Smith, 96-8.
                Triple jump–4, Austin Alexander, 32-8 ¼.
                High jump–4, Miranda Gilkey, 5-4 ¼; 5, Destiny Pelton, 5-2 ¼; 6, Jourdaine Cerenil, 5-2 ¼.
                Pole vault–4-5 tie, Kaylee Wach, 10-3 ½; 6, Kristie Hill, 7-9 ¾.

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