Yellow Jacket track teams go to Chadron

Black Hills State University’s Kyla Sawvell competes in the women’s weight throw during an indoor track meet earlier this season. She won this event Saturday in Chadron and met an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark. Pioneer file photo

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CHADRON, Neb. — Black Hills State University indoor track and field athletes won a total of 10 events at Saturday’s Chadron State Open.

Kyla Sawvell won the women’s weight throw at 57 feet 3 inches and the shot put at 43-7.75. The weight throw effort enabled her to reach an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark.

Abbie Fredrick earned the women’s mile run title in 5 minutes 14.06 seconds. Breanne Fuller finished first in the women’s 200-meter dash in 26.36 seconds.

Three other Yellow Jacket women won their respective events. They were Zoe Langseth (1 minute 0.42 seconds in 400-meter dash), Xiomara Robinson (10:43 in 3,000 run), and Brittney Marosok (9.82 seconds in 60 hurdles).

The men’s team received a first-place finish from Jordan Theisen, who won the mile run in 4 minutes 26.28 seconds. Seth Kovar (8.46 seconds in 60 hurdles) and Hoyt Nicholas (55 feet 5.50 inches in weight throw) also earned top honors.

Event winners and other top-eight Black Hills State placers follow. Only events with Yellow Jacket place winners are listed.

MEN’S DIVISION

200-meter dash

1 Nikolas Polite (Metro State-Denver) 22.95 seconds. Black Hills State: 3 Taylor Hepp 23.19, 8 Larenzo Ebell 23.82.

400-meter dash

1 Said Moreno (Metro State-Denver) 50.43 seconds. Black Hills State: 2 Taylor Hepp 50.71.

800-meter run

1 Brandon Bodner (Metro State-Denver) 1 minute 59.99 seconds. Black Hills State: 2 Jordan Theisen 2:02.00, 5 Landon Nicholson 2:08.64.

Mile run

1 Jordan Theisen (Black Hills State) 4 minutes 26.28 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 7 Matthew Parker 4:43.15.

3,000-meter run: 1 Yonatan Kefle (Metro State-Denver) 9 minutes 16.39 seconds. Black Hills State: 5 Matthew Parker 9:47.51, 6 Collin Brauer 9:53.11, 7 Nolan Maher 10:16.26, 8 Clay Johnson 10:33.28.

60-meter hurdles

1 Seth Kovar (Black Hills State) 8.46 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 2 Tristan Hepp 8.47, 5 Seth Hills 9.43.

4x400-meter relay

1 Metro State-Denver 3 minutes 24.58 seconds. Black Hills State A (Brian Kjerstad, Tristan Hepp, Tucker Bopp, Taylor Hepp) finished third at 3:25.90.

High jump

1 Alec Penfield (Chadron State) 6 feet 6.75 inches. Black Hills State: 3 (tie) Tristan Hepp 6-2.75.

Triple jump

1 Derrick Nwagwu (Chadron State) 45 feet 8 inches. Black Hills State: 5 Jacob Esposito 42-6.25.

Shot put

1 Cooper Mack (unattached) 52 feet 6 inches. Black Hills State: 4 Hoyt Nicholas 45-3.75.

Weight throw

1 Hoyt Nicholas (Black Hills State) 55 feet 5.5 inches. Other Black Hills State: 6 Sully Mack 48-8.

WOMEN’S DIVISION

60-meter dash

1 Ashlyn Mundell (Stanford OHS) 7.93 seconds. Black Hills State: 2 Breanne Fuller 8.00, 4 Emily Keller 8.43, 7 Katie Campbell 8.54.

200-meter dash

1 Breanne Fuller (Black Hills State) 26.36 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 8 Julette Goehring 28.38.

400-meter dash

1 Zoe Langseth (Black Hills State) 1 minute 0.42 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 2 Mikayla Tracy 1:01.84.

800-meter run

1 Sabrina Rautter (Metro State-Denver) 2 minutes 22.28 seconds. Black Hills State: 2 Abbie Fredrick 2:23.70, 3 Taylor Lundquist 2:24.43, 4 Ruby Lindquist 2:27.89, 7 Mayson Hudyma 2:35.54.

Mile run

1 Abbie Fredrick (Black Hills State) 5 minutes 14.06 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 2 Ruby Lindquist 5:17.05, 5 Xiomara Robinson 5:23.44.

3,000-meter run: 1 Xiomara Robinson (Black Hills State) 10 minutes 43.00 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 3 Kelsey Van Den Hemel 10:46.00, 5 Nicole Allerdings 11:45.07, 6 Allison Rief 11:51.27.

60-meter hurdles

1 Brittney Marosok (Black Hills State) 9.82 seconds. Other Black Hills State: 3 Julette Goehring 10.05, 5 Vanessa Clark 10.36, 6 Katie Campbell 10.60.

4x400-meter relay

1 Chadron State 4 minutes 15.33 seconds. Black Hills State A (Breanne Fuller, Taylor Lundquist, Zoe Langseth, Mikayla Tracy) finished second in 4:17.70.

Pole vault

1 Erica Keeble (South Dakota Mines) 13 feet 3.5 inches. Black Hills State: 3 (tie) Hannah Hendrick 11-5.75, 3 (tie) Whitney Scott 11-5.75, 5 JoJo Sherman 10-6, 6 Chandi Jackson 9-6.25.

Long jump

1 Brenna Beckett (Montana State-Billings) 16 feet 8.5 inches. Black Hills State: 2 Samantha Bates 16-3.75, 3 Emily Keller 16-1.

Triple jump

1 Brenna Beckett (Montana State-Billings) 35 feet 3.25 inches. Black Hills State: 2 Samantha Bates 34-7.50, 3 Katie Campbell 33-6.75.

Triple jump

1 Brenna Beckett (Montana State-Billings) 35 feet 3.25 inches. Black Hills State: 2 Samantha Bates 34-7.50, 3 Katie Campbell 33-6.75.

Shot put

1 Kyla Sawvell (Black Hills State) 43 feet 7.75 inches. Other Black Hills State: 6 Maddi Fidler 36-11, 8 Riley Langston 35-6.75.

Weight throw

1 Kyle Sawvell (Black Hills State) 57 feet 3 inches. Other Black Hills State: 4 Maddi Fidler 48-2.75.

Black Hills State will host the Dave Little Alumni Mile event on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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