Chance Helmick, junior of Beatrice, 174-pounds, went 1-2 at the NCAA D-II Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, Friday to end his season with a record of 33-8.
Chadron State track and field seniors Stachia Reuwsaat, of Black Hawk, South Dakota; Mel Herl, of Eaton, Colorado; and Tessa Gorsuch, of Rapid City, South Dakota, earned the program’s first team trophy at a national meet, placing third of 80 teams at the 2017 NCAA D-II Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Eagles won the series 2-1 against Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, at CSC’s softball field. The games were originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday but were postponed due to weather.
After three CSC wrestlers advanced to the second day of the regional tournament, only Chance Helmick, junior of Beatrice, 174-pounds, advanced to NCAA National Championships March 10-11 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Once again, Mel Herl, senior of Eaton, Colorado, won the women’s shot put and weight throw at the Black Hills State Stinger Open, Friday, in Spearfish, South Dakota. With a toss of 49 feet, 1/4 inch in the shot put and a throw of 70-4 1/2 in the weight throw, she earned two more wins. Her shot put toss was a season best.
With only two games left in the season, six Eagle seniors, three men and three women, are preparing to play their last games in a Chadron State College uniform.
The CSC men’s basketball team fell to the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners Friday, 75-59, and narrowly lost to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lions Saturday, 74-73, before losing to the Regis Rangers 76-68 Tuesday.
The Eagles’ softball team earned two wins in five games at the West Texas Invitational in Canyon, Texas, Friday and Saturday.
Seniors Mel Herl, of Eaton, Colorado, and Stachia Reuwsaat, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, won the weight throw and long jump, respectively, Friday and Saturday at the University of Washington Husky Classic, Seattle.
With the playoffs out of reach, and the season coming to a close, the women’s basketball team traveled to Colorado to play Metropolitan State University of Denver, Friday; the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Saturday; and Regis University, Denver, Tuesday. The Eagles’ luck remained the same, going winless throughout the three games.