Con Marshall, Sports Information
PUEBLO, Colo – Members of the Chadron State College men’s track and field team won four events Friday and Saturday at the meet hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. Athletes from nine schools competed along with a number of unattached athletes.
The day’s most impressive mark was posted by freshman Isaac Grimes, who won the long jump at 25-1 ¼, just a half inch from an automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Meet. Grimes placed sixth in the long jump at the national indoor meet, just three weeks prior, with a personal best leap of 24-9.
Another of the Eagles, sophomore Javan Lanier, was second in the long jump at 22-11 ¾ and also won the 100 meters in 11.46 seconds.
Chadron State’s other event winners were reliable senior Jesse Bleidt, who captured the hammer throw with a heave of 183-6, a nationals’ qualifying mark, and junior Tyler Koke, who went 43-3 ¾ in the triple jump.
Bleidt’s hammer throw mark was four feet and an inch farther than his winning mark at the Yellow Jacket Spring Open, which opened Eagles’ the outdoor season a week ago.
Another of the Eagles, Gregg Peterson, had a career-best toss of 157-3 while placing second in the javelin Saturday.
CSC senior Ashlyn Hanson also was second in the women’s javelin at 123-9, just 10 inches shy of her career-best in the event.
Sophomore Ashton Hallsted was the runner-up in the discus with a throw of 141-9. The mark was 4 feet, 3 inches farther than her previous best at the Yellow Jacket Open. She also was third in the hammer throw at 160 feet even.
Also placing third for the CSC women were long jumper Maddie Brashears, who went 18-1 ¾, and sophomore Alyse Henry, who ran the 3000 steeplechase in 11:26.36, some six seconds faster than her time at the season-opener.
The Eagles’ entire placings at Pueblo follow:
400—5, Alisha Heelan, 59.16.
3000 steeplechase—3, Alyse Henry, 11.26.36; 6, Madi Watson, 12:25.34.
100 high hurdles—7, Julianne Thomsen, 17.59
4×400 relay—4, Chadron State, 4:07.75.
Shot put—7, Ashton Hallsted, 38-9 ½.
Hammer throw—3, Ashton Hallsted, 160-0.
Discus—2, Ashton Hallsted, 141-9; 7, Ashlyn Hanson, 131-4.
Javelin—2, Ashlyn Hanson, 123-9; 4, Chasity Horton, 114-2; 6, Devon Winter, 98-1
Long jump—3, Maddie Brashears, 18-1 ¾; 7 Erin Graham, 16-10.
Triple jump—5, Erin Graham, 36-1 ¼.
High jump—4, Katelyn Wheeler, 5-1; 6, Haley Gallagher, 4-11; 7, Allee Williamson, 4-11.
Pole vault—4, Haley Gallagher, 9-3
100—1, Javan Lanier, 11.46.
5000—3, Levi Avila, 15:59.94; 4, Eric Yager, 16:04.00.
10,000—7, Riley Howard, 32:32.32.
110 high hurdles—4, Gregg Peterson, 17.19; 5, Ty Thurston, 18.10.
400 intermediate hurdles—3, Marcus Rehrer, 58.90.
Shot put—3, Blake Jacobs, 51-0.
Hammer throw—1 Jesse Bleidt, 183-6; 4, Cory Martens, 167-11; 7, Blake Jacobs, 159-2.
Javelin—2, Gregg Peterson, 157-3; 7, Ty Thurston, 125-3.
Long jump—1, Isaac Grimes, 25-1 ¼; 2, Javan Lanier, 22-11 ¾.
Triple jump—1, Tyler Koke, 43-3 ¾; 2, Dwayne Williams, 42-9 ½.
High jump—4 Kayden Sund, 5-8 ¾
Pole vault—4, Ty Thurston, 11-4 ½.