2 Eagle track athletes dig out records at Mines
Two Chadron State College athletes posted record-breaking performances at the Colorado Mines Alumni Indoor Track and Field Meet Saturday.
In the long jump, Stachia Reuwsaat, sophomore of Black Hawk, South Dakota, went 21 feet, 1 ¼ inches. Tessa Gorsuch, sophomore of Rapid City, South Dakota, finished the 60-meter high hurdles in 8.76 seconds.
Reuwsaat’s leap snapped a 21-year-old record of 20-0 set by Caryn Martin in 1993. Just a week prior to this accomplishment, Reuwsaat leaped 19-11 at the Yellow Jackets Holiday Meet at Black Hills State University. According to Coach Brad Gamble, who called the jump “amazing,” Reuwsaat reached her new record on her first attempt. Gamble added that she also jumped for 20-8 on the same day.
Gorsuch, who transferred to CSC this fall, broke the high hurdles record of 8.91 seconds that Kelsey Wood, sophomore of Hemingford, marked last season.
Wood edged Gorsuch by just two one-hundredths of a second last week at the Yellow Jackets Holiday Meet, but did not compete Saturday at Colorado Mines due to a sore hamstring.
Several other Chadron State athletes performed well, including Kyle McCarthy, senior of Aurora, who had career best in both the shot put (52-2) and the 35-pound weight throw (55-8 ½). Keri Ruff, sophomore of Eaton, Colorado, also marked a career best, throwing for 49-1 in the weight throw.
Chris Cutcher, sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado, went 45-3 ½ inches in the triple jump, while Skyler Hoopes, senior of Lusk, Wyoming, cleared 15-5 in the pole vault.
In the multi-events, Shelby Bozner, junior of Rock Springs, Wyoming, finished second in the pentathlon with 3,571 points, and Isaiah Castellaw, sophomore of Scottsbluff, competing in his first heptathlon, scored 4,615 points to finish fifth.
Although both scores are enough to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Division II National Meet, Gamble said they will surely have to score more points to earn invitations.
The Eagles will be in action again Jan. 24. at the Black Hills State University Invite, Spearfish, South Dakota.