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CSC’s Webster soars in high jump

May 26, 2012

Jazmyn Webster Chadron State's Jazmyn Webster cleared 5-feet, 9 1/4 inches on Saturday to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Division II National Championships. (Photo by Shaun Wicen)

Chadron State College’s Jazmyn Webster cleared 5-feet, 9 ¼ inches on Saturday while tying for sixth place in the high jump at the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships in Pueblo. The leap means she has earned All-American honors both indoors and outdoors in 2012.

Western State College’s Susan Jackson and Barbara Szabo placed first and second, respectively, in the high jump. Both cleared 5-11 ½ with Jackson claiming top honors because she had fewer misses at the earlier heights.

The next five women in the final standings all went 5-9 ¼, including Webster. However, both Webster and Erin Alewine of Central Missouri State missed on their first two attempts at that height while the others made it on either their first or second jumps.

A sophomore from Cheyenne East High School, Webster set the Chadron State record of 5-9 ¾ in early April at the Fort Hays State Quadrangular. She finished seventh in the high jump at the National Indoor Meet at 5-8.

However, things did not go well for the Eagles’ Cody Hunt in the shot put. After he went to the national meet with the third best throw among the 16 contestants, Hunt fouled on two of his three attempts in the preliminaries, and didn’t finish in the top eight to earn All-American laurels.

The outdoor shot put was won by Derrick Vicars of Findlay University of Ohio at 62-10. Nick Jones of Abilene Christian in Texas was second at 62-3 ¼ and Christopher Reed of Minnesota State at Mankato was third at 62- ½.

—CSC Sports Information

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