RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Chadron State College men’s and women’s track and field team had a banner day at the Bauer Invitational hosted by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Thursday in Rapid City, S.D.
Dean Francis ran an impressive time of 21.33 seconds in the 200 meters, Cody Hunt threw the shot put 58-feet, 3 ¼-inches, and the men’s relay teams in the 400 (40.92) and 1,600 (3:19.89) all set track records during Thursday’s meet.
In all, the CSC men and women combined to win 18 events.
Francis’ time in the 200 ties him for the 10th fastest mark in the 200 meters this spring.
Including the 200, two other CSC men won the sprints and Mathew Mathiason won the 110 hurdles (15.67). Justin Melton took first in the 100 (10.85) and Lincoln Proud won the 400 (50.18).
The men also fared well in the field events. Lanar Newman won the long jump (22-2 ¼) and Charith Kapukotuwa finished first in the discus with a throw of 165-6.
The CSC women also shined, winning nine events. Five of those firsts came on the oval. Stacee Craig won the 200 (25.90), Meagan Nahrwold won the 400 (1:02.01), Ashley Riesen won the 800 (2:15.95), Liz Ellicott won the 100 hurdles (17.65) and the relay team cruised to first with a time of 4:06.35 in the 1,600.
Kaelie Jelden led a trio of CSC athletes in the pole vault with an effort of 10-11 ¾ and Jazmyn Webster went over a foot farther than her competitors in the long jump with a leap of 18-10 ½.
Other winners for the Eagles included Alyssa Norton in the discus (157-9) and Cyndi Thomas in the hammer (141-0).
—CSC Sports Information
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