Two members of the Chadron State College men’s track and field team, and one from the women’s, were awarded All-Region honors from the USTFCCCA coaches association on Tuesday for the 2022 NCAA Division II indoor track and field season.
The top five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each member of the region’s top three relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season. CSC competes in the South Central Region, along with its fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference members, as well as those in the Lone Star Conference.
All three of CSC’s honorees are freshmen. Morgan Fawver earned the distinction in the men’s long jump, Daniel Reynolds took the region’s top honors in the men’s weight throw, and Jourdaine Cerenil made it in the women’s high jump.
Fawver leapt more than a foot further than his previous indoor best at a Colorado School of Mines meet in February, seeding him as one of the RMAC’s top jumpers and earning his way into the national meet this weekend. He ranked fourth among the region’s long jumpers, and tied for 13th nationally, with a mark of 7.43 meters.
Reynolds set a new school and meet record at the RMAC championships last month, hurling the weight throw 19.80 meters to win the conference by nearly four and one-half feet. His was the top throw in the region, and he ranks 11th in NCAA Division II headed into nationals.
Cerenil’s top high jump mark of 1.72 meters was good for third in the South Central Region, when she cleared that height at the Mines meet in February. Only one other jumper in each of the region’s two leagues has gone over a higher bar, and she enters the NCAA championships tied for 15th nationally.
The regional Athletes of the Year will be selected following the national meet this weekend.