SPEARFISH, S.D. — Chadron State track and field athletes won six events Saturday while opening the outdoor season at the Yellow Jacket Spring Open Meet at Black Hills State in Spearfish.
Coach Riley Northrup said the Eagles did well considering it was their first outdoor action. Seven teams competed.
Four CSC women were event winners. They included Christina Frick, a junior from Fort Morgan, Colo., who won the 400 meters in 1:00.89. She also was second in the 200 in 26.65 seconds.
Also on the track, sophomore Celeste Cardona of Mitchell won the 400 hurdles in 1:-08.54 and junior Alyse Henry of Rock Springs, Wyo., was first in the 3000 meters in 11:30.32.
Henry also placed fifth in the 5000 meters. Sophomore Madi Watson of Mitchell placed third in the 1500 in 5:02.48.
Senior Michelle Carbajal of Gypsum, Colo., paced the CSC women in the field events by winning the triple jump by going 35 feet, 8 ¾ inches.
Sophomore Emily Hansen of Hemingford was the runner-up in the shot put at 38-6 and also was fourth in the hammer throw at 118-1.
The Eagles’ Julianne Thomsen of Custer, S.D., and Chasidy Horton of Fountain, Colo., finished second and third, respectively, in the heptathlon with 3,732 and 3,618 points.
Freshman Brodie Roden of Riverton, Wyo., was among the pacesetters for the Chadron State men. He won the 200 meters in 22.21 seconds and was fourth in the 400 in 49.57.
The Eagles’ Marcus Ruhrer, a sophomore from Gilbert, Ariz., won the men’s 400 hurdles by .03 of a second over Black Hills’ Seth Hills. Ruhrer’s time was 58.16.
Senior Phil Duncan of Chadron ran the 5000 meters in 15:41.41, good for third among 25 entries.
Freshmen Brock Voth of Berthoud, Colo., and Joss Linse of Plattsmouth, Neb., were third and fourth, respectively, in the triple jump for the Eagles.
CSC senior Gregg Peterson of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was the runner-up in the decathlon, scoring 5,459 points.
Neither of the Eagles’ All-Americans at the recent NCAA Division II National Indoor Championships participated in the meet.
Northrup said sophomore Isaac Grimes of Merino Valley, Calif., is still taking a break after winning the gold medal in the long jump and the silver in the triple jump at the national meet. He then was voted the Men’s National Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
And, junior Ashton Hallsted of Casper, Wyo., who placed fifth in the weight throw at nationals with a career-best mark, is redshirting this spring.
Hallsted also plans to redshirt during the 2020 indoor season, compete outdoors again next spring and use her final year of eligibility in 2021, the same year as she will graduate.
The Eagles’ placings and marks:
200–2, Christina Frick, 26.65; 4, Allee Williamson, 27.30.
400–1, Christina Frick, 1:00.89
800–6, Emma Willadsen, 2:29.54
1500–3, Madi Watson, 5:02.48.
3000–1, Alyse Henry, 11:30.32.
5000–5, Alyse Henry, 19:09.46
400 hurdles–1, Celeste Cardona, 1:08.54.
Shot put–2, Emily Hansen, 38-6.
Hammer throw–4, Emily Hansen, 118-1.
High jump–4, Miranda Gilkey, 4-10 ¼; 5, Allee Williamson, 4-10 ¼
Triple jump–1, Michelle Carbajal, 35-8 ¾.
Heptathlon–2. Julianne Thomsen, 3,732 points; 3, Chasidy Horton, 3,618.
200–1, Brodie Roden, 22:21.
400–4, Brodie Roden, 49.57.
1500–3, Phil Duncan, 15:41.41.
400 hurdles–1, Marcus Ruhrer, 58.16.
Long jump–6, Brendith Sayaloune, 20-2 ½.
Triple jump–3, Brock Voth, 43-3 ¼; 4, Joss Linse, 42-11 ½.
High jump–6, Joe Demsa, 6-1 ¼.
Decathlon–2, Gregg Peterson, 5,459 points.