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(Neb)-Herl Breaks 3 RMAC Records, Lady Eagles 3rd At RMAC Championships

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/10/2017 04:46 AM
GUNNISON, Colo -   Chadron State senior Mel Herl put on one of the most dominating performances in the history of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor track championships this week as she easily won all 3 events she entered with meet records.

      As a team, the Lady Eagles finished 3rd while the CSC men finished 4th in the 3-day meet held at Western State in Gunnison, Colo.

      Herl began by winning the hammer on Sunday by 21 feet and breaking the former record by 14-feet, then had to wait to attack the discus record when that event was postponed from Monday until Tuesday by bad weather

       When she finally did throw, Herl won by almost 17-feet at 51.98 meters or 170-6...breaking the old record by over 7-feet.

      Herl then capped off her meet with a dominating performance in the shot put with a throw of 16.33 meters or 53-7. That beat the runner-up by more than 3-feet and bettered the old mark set in 2005 by CSC's Jacqueline Wells by over a foot and a half.

       Fellow senior Stachia Reuwsaat would have had almost as impressive a meet if not for Adams State's Sunayna Wahi and Dianna Johnson. After easily winning the long jump Sunday, Reuwsaat finished 3rd on Tuesday behind the pair in both the 100 and 200 with Wahi setting a record in the 100.

       A third CSC senior, Tessa Gorsuch, medaled twice as an individual...placing 2nd in the high hurdles and 6th in the long jump.

      She was also part of the runner-up 4x100 relay team along with Reuwsaat, Sierra Martinez, and Chasidy Horton. Adams State set another record in winning the event.

      Haley Gallagher was 3rd in both the high jump and pole vault with Tory Snyder while the 4x400 relay of Horton, Martinez, Alisha Heelan, and Cassie Johnson was also 3rd.  

      Other Tuesday placings for CSC were in the discus...with Keri Ruff 4th and Ashlyn Hanson 6th, triple jump...where Erin Graham was 5th and Michelle Carbajal placed 8th,
 
      The CSC men had one Tuesday champion as Dez Smith claimed the triple jump title with teammate Kahlil James 4th. James was also 8th in the long jump.

      In the shot put, Blake Jacobs took 3rd and David Aldridge 6th, Justin Leman was 5th in the high hurdles, Alejandro Garcia ended 6th in the 1500, and Jack Gibbens was 8th in the 400 hurdles. The CSC 4x100 relay was 5th and the 4x400 relay 8th.

       Adams State took the women's title 147-133 over Western State behind 5 firsts that included new RMAC records in the 100, 400 hurdles, and 4x100 relay. The Grizzlies won the RMAC triple crown this year with the cross-country, indoor track, and outdoor track titles.

       The men's title went to Western State for the 9th time with Adams State 2nd and Colorado Mesa finishing 3rd.


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