COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chadron State’s Dean Francis and Cody Hunt earned some prestigious honors following their stellar performances at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship this week in Gunnison, Colo.
Francis, a sophomore from Montego Bay, Jamaica, was named the Men’s Athlete of the Meet, while Hunt, a junior from Lingle, Wyo., was named the RMAC’s Field Athlete of the Year.
Francis won both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.52 and 21.40 seconds Tuesday. Both marks provisionally qualify him for the national championship in Pueblo, Colo., May 24-26.
Hunt, who is undefeated through seven meets this spring in the shot put, threw the implement 63 feet, 4 ¾ inches to break the RMAC record by more than three feet. The old mark of 61- ¼ was set two years ago by Dane Tobey of Nebraska-Kearney.Hunt has automatically qualified for the national championship in the shot put and he’s a provisional qualifier in the discus.
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