Posted 12 months ago
By John Axtell
ALAMOSA, Colo. – Chadron State College multi-athletes had a fine opening day Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships Sunday in Alamosa, Colorado.
Freshman Kelsy Wood is 2nd in the heptathlon with 3,011 points, with sophomores Shelby Bozner is 4th with 2,876 and Sami Schmit 4th and 7th at 2,876 and 2,645 points, respectively, through 4 of the 7 events.
Wood, in just her second heptathlon, trails junior Salcia Slack of New Mexico Highlands by 519 points. Slack won 3 of the 4 events and tied for 2nd in the high jump.
Wood was 3rd in the 100 hurdles, tied for 2nd in the high jump, 5th in the shot put, and 2nd in the 200 meters. Bozner was 2nd in the hurdles, 6th in the high jump, 3rd in the shot, and 4th in the 200. Schmit was 8th in the hurdles, 6th in high jump, 4th in the shot, and 7th in the 200.
Freshman Simon Hayes of Western State, who came in seeded #2 behind Dittbenner, leads the decathlon with 3,702 while Black Hills State sophomore Alex Anderson is 2nd with 3,637. There are only 5 competitors.
Bozner posted the fastest time in the 400 meters…the last event of the day…and was 2nd in the 100 meters, 5th in the long jump and shot put, and 4th in the high jump. Dittbenner was 2nd in the long jump and 400, 3rd in the 100, 4th in the shot put, and 5th in the high jump.
Chadron State men also competed in the hammer throw Sunday, picking up 2 points as Tanner Rien finished 7th (159-1/4 feet). Rein was seeded 9th coming in. Not placing were Kyle McCarthy in 11th and Spencer Rien 13th
Monday’s schedule completes the decathlon and heptathlon and has finals in the men’s and women’s long jump, shot put, javelin, steeplechase, and 10,000 meters. The women’s hammer, originally scheduled for Sunday, will also be held on Monday.