(Neb.)-CSC Long Jumper Wins Again At Colorado Meet
Isaac Grimes, Chadron State College’s reigning NCAA Division II national indoor long jump champion, remained undefeated in his favorite event this season while competing at the University of Colorado Outdoor Meet in Boulder on Saturday.
Grimes jumped 25 feet, 7 ¼ inches to top the field of 32 entries from 13 schools. It’s his career best outdoors by 1 ¼ inches. His former mark of 25-6 netted first place at last year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships.
The sophomore’s indoor best of 26-1 came at the first meet of the 2018-19 season. His gold medal mark at the National Indoor Championships in March was 25-8 ¾. He’s won the long jump all eight times he’s competed this season
Another Chadron State long jumper, Javan Lanier, finished fourth on Saturday by going 23-4 ½. His career best of 24-¾ was at last year’s RMAC Outdoor Meet where he was the runner-up to Grimes. This is the first time Lanier has exceeded 23 feet, eithers indoors or outdoors, this season.
The Eagles also placed three times in the triple jumps at the Colorado meet. Freshmen Joss Linse went 44-6 ¾ to place fifth and Brock Voth hit 44-4 ¼ to finish seventh in the men’s competition.
Senior Michelle Carbajal was seventh at 36-11 ¾ in the women’s action.
The Eagles’ leader on the track was Alyce Henry, who placed third in the 3000 steeplechase. Her time of 11 minutes, 39.15 seconds was a 10-second improvement from a week earlier at the Northern Colorado Meet in Greeley.
Several other Eagles also had their best marks of the 2019 outdoor season. They included Brodie Roden in the 200 (22.06 seconds), Allee Williamson in the 200 (26.61), Christina Frick in the 400 (59.65) and Celeste Cardona in the 400 hurdles (1:06.05).
The Eagles will enter the Kit Mayer Invitational Meet at Colorado School of Mines in Golden this coming Saturday, April 13.
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