(Neb.)-Five Eagles hit provisional marks at last chance meet
GOLDEN, Colo. – Five Chadron State College track and field athletes hit provisional marks and two improved their marks during the Colorado School of Mines Mother’s Day Last Chance Meet Sunday in Golden, Colo.
Gavan Archibald and Kolten Jelden both improved their chances of qualifying for the NCAA National Championships May 23-25 in Pueblo, Colo., with stellar performances.
Jelden set a school record in the pole vault after clearing 15-feet, 10-inches, just a week after clearing 15-9 ¼ at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in Golden.
Archibald, who won the RMAC title in the 400-meter hurdles in 52.87 seconds, improved his time to 52.56 seconds, despite running against just two other competitors Sunday.
The remaining three who provisionally qualified were Alyssa Norton, Mel Herl and Sadie Waugh.
Norton won the women’s shot put with a heave of 46-2 ½ and she added another first place effort in the discus (156-7).
Waugh and Herl joined Norton by also recording provisional marks in the discus. Waugh threw the discus 154 and Herl tossed it 146-4.
Others earning first place finishes for Chadron State included Lanar Newman and Cody Hunt. Newman won the long jump with a leap of 23-4 ¾ and Hunt threw the shot put 59 feet.
Also for Chadron State, Karl McFarlane finished second in the 110-meter hurdles (14.33) and Charith Kapukotuwa threw the discus 152-8.
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