The Chadron State College track and field athletes who entered the University of South Dakota’s Tune Up Meet on Friday, performed well, but weren’t able improve on their previous best marks and increase their chances of qualifying for the NCAA Division II National Championships.
The Eagles’ 4×100 relay team was first among the seven entries in 41.18 seconds, but the quartet made up of Morgan Fawver, Emory Yoosook, Osvaldo Cano and Brodie Roden had already been under 41 seconds twice this spring.
Fawver also ran the individual 100 and Roden ran the 400 with hopes of improving on their season bests, but that also didn’t happen. Fawver’s time was 10.76 seconds, but he’d previously run the 100 in 10.53. Roden’s time of 48.71 Friday was more than a second slower than his 47.56 on April 11.
Both Fawver and Roden finished fourth in their races at Vermillion. There were 22 entries in the 100 and 37 in the 400.
CSC triple jumpers Derrick Nwagwu and Broth Voth finished third and fourth in that event Friday, but didn’t improve upon their previous bests. Nwagwu jumped 46-10 ¼ Friday, but he went 49-6 ½ at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Meet a week ago. Voth’s best jump Friday was 46-5 ½, while he had gone 48-9 at the RMAC Meet.
CSC Coach Riley Northrup said the Eagles will continue trying to qualify for nationals this coming weekend, probably at last chance meets at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.