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(Neb)-CSC Shows Well At UNC Track Meet

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/01/2019 08:23 PM
GREELEY, Colo -- Led by national indoor long jump champion Isaac Grimes, Chadron State College track and field athletes placed high in several events Sunday at the Tom Benich Invitational Meet hosted the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

The University of Wyoming and Colorado State at Fort Collins were among the other teams in the competition.

Grimes won the long jump by going 25 feet, 4 ¾ inches to automatically qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships at Kingsville, Texas in late May.

The CSC sophomore won the event by 16 inches and the mark is his second best outdoors.  Last season he went 25-6 while winning the long jump at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. He then placed fifth at the National Outdoor Championships at 24-6 ½.

Grimes' indoor long jump best of 26-1 led Division II throughout the 2019 indoor season.  His gold medal jump at the National Indoor Championships three weeks ago measured 25-8 ¾.  He also was the runner-up in the triple jump at the indoor nationals, but did not enter it at Northern Colorado.

Two CSC women were runners-up in their events Sunday. Christina Frick was second in the 400 meters in 1:00.90 and Chasidy Horton was second in the javelin throw at 107-11.

Both Frick and Horton ran on the Chadron State's 4x400 relay team that placed fourth in 4:02.49. Celeste Cardona and Julianne Thomsen were the other relay runners.

Thomsen also was fifth in the javelin.  CSC distance runners Alyse Henry and Madi Watson were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 3000 steeplechase in 11:49.75 and 12:00.75.  Watson's time was her here career-best.

CSC men placing in track events included Javan Lanier, third in the 100 meters in 11:07; Brodie Roden, fourth in the 400 in 49.42; and Phil Duncan, fifth in the 5000 in 15:27.47.

In addition, Joss Linse was fifth in the triple jump 45-5 ¼ and Brock Voth was seventh in the event in 44-10 ¼.  Both are freshmen.

The Eagles are slated to enter the University of Colorado Invitational Meet in Boulder on Friday.


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