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(Neb)-CSC Track Standouts Shine In Boulder

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/02/2019 07:26 PM
Michelle Carbajal

BOULDER, Colo.  -- Chadron State track and field standouts Isaac Grimes and Ashton Hallsted excelled Friday at the University of Colorado Indoor Meet in Boulder, which included a number of Division 1 schools.

A sophomore, Grimes won the long jump by more than a foot with a jump of

24 feet, 2 ½ inches - 2 feet shy of his season best. The runner-up in the field of 14 was Raymon Harper of Azusa Pacific University in California.

Grimes, an All-American in in the long jump both indoors and outdoors last season, has has won the event at all three meets he's entered this season. 

Hallsted placed 2nd in the women's weight throw Friday with a mark of 61-6 ¼, continuing her streak of throwing well over 60 feet at all 4 meets she's entered this season.

An All-American last year in the weight throw and a national qualifier in the discus, leads the RMAC in the weight throw by about 2 feet with a season-best of 64-8 ½..
Four other Chadron State entries had season-best marks at Boulder.

Junior Javan Lanier was 3rd in the long jump at 22-7 ¼. Lanier was 3rd in the event indoors at last year's RMAC championships and 2nd to Grimes outdoor, but hadn't jumped this season because of a tender hamstring.

Senior Michelle Carbajal was 7th in the women's triple jump at 37- ¼, while freshmen Brock Voth placed 5th in the men's triple jump with a mark of 44-6 ¼, and Miranda Gilkey 8th in the women's high jump at 5-1 ¼.

The meet continues Saturday, when most of the running events will take place. The competition is tough.  Seven of the 11 teams competing are Division I members.


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