Chadron State College sprinters and field events participants turned in some promising results Saturday while competing at the Myrle Hanson Open Meet at Black Hills State in Spearfish.

Seth Mischke, Chadron State's new head coach after being having that position the previous 11 years at Black Hills State, said the meet is always interesting because it takes place immediately after the athletes have returned from their holiday break. Therefore, most of the marks generally are not as good as they had been in early December after the athletes had been working out much of the fall semester.

However, several Eagles had performances Saturday that were exceptions to that notion.

One was CSC graduate student Kyla Sawvell, who joined the Eagles last fall after having four outstanding seasons at Black Hills State. A three-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference gold medalist in the 20-pound weight throw, she hurled the iron ball 19.45 meters, or 63-feet, 9 ¾ inches, for a career best.

Sawvell also won the shot put Saturday with a mark of 45-feet, 10 inches, but during the Yellow Jacket Holiday Meet in December, her throw was exactly a foot longer.

In the men's competition, CSC's Daniel Reynolds won both of those events with marks of 64-3 ¾ in the 35-pound weight and 50-9 ¼ in the shot. Neither was quite as good those in December, when he improved his Chadron State weight throw record by about 2 ½ feet by hitting 67-3 ½.

Mischke said many of the other Eagles also performed well Saturday. He was particularly impressed that high jumpers Jourdaine Cerenil and Destiny Pelton both cleared 5 feet, 5 inches and barely missed going over 5-7.

On the track, Carlie Collier was the runner-up in both races, but she ran the 60 meters in 7.84 seconds to nearly match her career-best time and finished the 200 in 26.22, a bit faster than her mark at the same meet a year ago.

Chadron State men won all three of the sprints at the Hanson Meet with career-best marks. Quincy Efeturi won the 60 in 7.02 seconds, Osvaldo Cano the 200 in 22.43 and Greg Logsdon the 400 in 50.77.

Cano and Logsdon also ran on the winning 4x400 relay team. The others runners were Osiel Cano and Harley Rhoades.

Other CSC winners were Creighton Trembly in the 60-meter hurdles and James Bruner in the high jump.

The Eagles will be among the approximately 15 Division II teams to compete at South Dakota State in Brookings on Friday.

CSC's results at the Hanson Meet follow;
 

Women's Events

60 meters—2, Carlie Collier, 7.84; 5, Shantae Morgan, 8.17.

200—2, Carlie Collier, 26.22; 4, Shantae Morgan, 27.25.

400—3, Caydince Groth, 1:03.19.

Shot put—1, Kyla Sawvell, 45-10; 5, Morgan Ekwall, 38-1 ½.

Weight throw—1, Kyla Sawvell, 63-9 ¾; 3, Madyson Schliep, 47-1 ½; 6, Trinity Chrisawn, 44-9 ½.

Long jump—3, Megan Baloun, 15-7 ¾; 5, Devyn Thornton, 15- ¼.

High jump—1, Jourdaine Cerenil, 5-5; 2, Destiny Pelton, 5-5.

Pole vault—2, Madison Clause, 10-8.

 

Men's Events

60—1, Quincy Efeturi, 7.02; 2, Osvaldo Cano, 7.10; 5, Osiel Cano, 7.26.

200—1, Osvaldo Cano, 22.43; 2, Quincy Efeturi, 22.63; 4, Creighton Trembly, 23.36; 6, Logan Peila, 23.65

400—1, Greg Logsdon, 50.77; 3, Logan Peila, 51.48.

60 high hurdles—1, Creighton Trembly, 8,26; 4, Harley Rhoades, 9.68; 6, Kaden Dower, 10.60.

4x400 relay—1, Chadron State (Osvaldo Cano, Harley Rhoades, Osiel Cano, Greg Logsdon), 3:25.95.

' Shot put—1, Daniel Reynolds, 50-9 ¼; 2, Parker Gonser, 47-10 ¼; 3, Reid Spady, 45-9 ¼.

Weight throw—1, Daniel Reynolds, 64-3 ¾; 3, Parker Gonser, 52-6 ¾; 4, Christopher Jennings, 52-4.

High jump—1, James Bruner, 6-2 ¾; 2, Alec Penfield, 6- ¾.

Eagles to Host Mesa Mavericks in Duals

Both Chadron State College wrestling teams will be at home Thursday night, Jan. 19, for duals with Colorado Mesa in the Chicoine Center. The women's action will begin at 5:30 and the men's confrontation at about 7.

This will be the final dual at home for both teams this season, but the Eagles' men will host the Super Region 6 Championships on Feb. 25.

Chadron State and Mesa are the only Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams to have women's wrestling. They opened the current season with a dual in Grand Junction of November 4. The Lady Mavericks won it 41-3, but the CSC women have won their ensuing five duals.

After opening with the win over the Eagles, the Mesa women defeated all 12 of their next opponents, most of them by wide margins, but didn't fare as well on Jan. 7 at the NWCA Duals in Louisville, Ky., where they lost to two Illinois teams, North Central and McKendree, by scores of 38-6 and 41-3.

The Mavericks men are 3-4 in duals this winter. They have won over San Francisco State 28-11, Ashland University 38-6 and Augustana of South Dakota 20-19, and lost to Menlo, a California school, 22-18, Western Colorado 27-9 and West Liberty of West Virginia and Fort Hays State, both by 20-19 scores.

The Mavericks are led by Ryan Wheeler, a 174-pound sophomore who finished third at the NCAA DII Tournament last year and is currently ranked No. 2 in that weight class behind only Adams State's defending national champion, Josiah Rider. Wheeler received a special award at the conclusion of 2022 nationals for having the most pins in the shortest time at the event.

Mesa also has wrestlers ranked among the top 15 in their weight classes at 125, 133 and 174 pounds.

Although he has missed several matches because of an injury, Chadron State's Quen Campbell, who has a 9-1 record, is ranked fourth at 133 pounds by WrestleStat. CSC's Mason Watt has a 10-2 record and is ranked 10th among the heavyweights.