Chadron State College sophomore Derrick Nwagwu is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.
Nwagwu cracked NCAA Division II’s top-20 triple jump performers with his first-place finish at the BHSU Myrle Hanson Open last week. In a field of four competitors, the Eagles’ jumper bested the second-place finisher by 0.51m (1.5 ft) in his season-opener. Nwagwu’s mark stands as a provisional leap and he captured it on his fourth attempt of the event.
Chadron State returns to competition Friday, Jan. 21, at the South Dakota State Division II Invite. The meet will be a one-day event inside Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D.