Four Records Fall, Three Double Winners Emerge At CSC Meet Saturday

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Four meet records were set and there were three double winners in individual events Saturday at the Chadron State College Indoor Open Track and Field Meet in the Nelson Physical Activity Center.

Each of the three participating schools had a record breaker and a double winner.

Chadron State’s double winner was freshman Morgan Fawver of McCook, Neb. He won the 60 meter dash in 6.94 seconds and the long jump at 22 feet, 11 ¼ inches.

In addition, Fawver was the lead runner in the Eagles’ record-setting 4×400 relay. Joining with Osvaldo Cano, Harley Rhoades and Brodie Roden, they ran the event in 3:22.40. The old record of 3:23.06 was in 2019 by Colorado Mines.

Roden also set the 400 meters record of 49.76 seconds.

The old mark of 50.27 seconds had belonged to the Eagles’ Phil Rivera since 2012. Cano was a close second Saturday, completing the race in 50.28 seconds.

The other double winners and record setters were standouts from South Dakota Mines and Black Hills State.

Mines senior Erica Keeble won both the 60-meter hurdles and the pole vault, where she cleared 13-3 ¾ to improve the facility record, which she set last year at the same meet, by a quarter-inch.

Black Hills State junior Kyla Sawvell won both the shot put and the weight throw. Her mark of 60 feet, 6 ¾ inches broke the meet record established by another Yellow Jackets standout, Aubrey Baxter, in 2007 by 11 inches.
Sawvell threw the shot 46-1 ¾ Saturday.

Roden, Keeble and Sawvell are defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions. Roden won both the 200 and 400, Keeble the pole vault and Sawvell the weight throw at the conference showdown last February.

There were numerous other strong performances at Saturday’s meet. It was the fourth this winter for Coach Riley Northrup’s Eagles, and they posted 17 season-bests.

“A lot of our athletes showed improvement or showed they are becoming consistent in their events,” Northrup said. “We just need to keep working and get a little better each week. The conference meet is only three weeks away.”

Other Chadron State men who won events besides Fawver and Roden were Emory Yoosook, 200; Joaquin Venzor, mile; Jesse Jaramillo, 3000; Shane Collins, shot put; Derrick Nwagwu, triple jump; and Joe Dumsa, high jump.

Chadron State women who were event winners were Michaela Hill, 200; Madi Watson, 3000; Miranda Gilkey, triple jump; and Destiny Pelton, high jump.

Another of the Lady Eagles, Julianne Thomsen, was second in three events–the 400, high hurdles and long jump–after missing most of last year’s indoor season because of an injury.