Eagles track and field gains experience

A select few members of the Chadron State track and field team made their way to Golden, Colorado this past weekend to compete at Colorado School of Mines. The Eagles faced stiff competition from the RMAC’s best.
“This meet provided our athletes with a good preview of what the conference championship will be like,” Distance Coach Brian Medigovich said. “Our team was able to get some valuable experience.”
Eight of the nine athletes who made the trip participated in the 4000-meter Distance Medley Relay, Friday. The men’s DMR placed fifth with a time of 10:57.42, worth 5 points. The women’s relay placed sixth recording a time of 13:11.55, scoring 3 points.
The Eagles were also able to score in individual events. On the men’s side Cory Salitrik, junior of Rock Springs, Wyoming, contributed 7 points to the team score. He placed fifth in the 400-meter dash and sixth in the 200-meter dash. Levi Avila, junior of Mitchell won his heat in both the mile and 3000-meter run. Avila’s time of 4:37.05 in the mile was worthy of a seventh-place finish.
The Eagle women also received a boost in scoring from the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Cassidy Johnson, senior of Rock Springs, Wyoming, placed seventh in both races. Her performances garnered 4 team points for the Eagles. Alyse Henry, sophomore of Rock Springs, Wyoming, also scored 4 points. Henry finished sixth in the 3000-meter run and eighth in the mile run.
The men’s and women’s teams finished the meet in ninth and 10th place respectively. The Eagles will return to the Steinhauer Field House in Golden, Colorado, Feb. 23, to compete for an RMAC title. With the conference championships less than a month away, the team is gearing up for the end of the indoor season. The track and field team will be back in action this weekend in Boulder, Colorado at the CU Open.

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