The athlete with the fastest time in all three sprints at the Wyoming State Track and Field Meet this spring and a Nebraska athlete with the state’s longest triple jump in 2018 are among Chadron State College’s recruits for that sport, coach Riley Northrup has announced.
The sprinter is Brodie Roden of Riverton, who was named the 2018 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Athletic of the Year.
At this year’s state meet, Roden set the Riverton school records of 10.98 in the 100 meters, 21.94 in the 200 and 48.78 in the 400 while posting the fastest time in each event. His 400 time also is the Class 3A state meet record.
Roden was undefeated in all three races this spring and was selected the Student of the Year by the Riverton High staff members. Besides running track, he also plans to play football at Chadron State. He’s 6-foot, 175 pounds. He played wide receiver and safety for the Wolverines.
Joss Linse of Platteview posted Nebraska’s best triple jump of 47 feet, one inch this spring. It came at the Class B-2 District Meet, where he also won the long jump by going 22-½. He triple jumped 45-11 ½ at the state meet to win the Class B championship and rank third in the all-class standings.
Besides Roden, several other promising track and field athletes from Wyoming will be joining the Eagles for the 2019 season.
They include Miranda Gilkey of Lusk, winner of the Class 2A high jump at the state meet this spring with a mark of 5-2, and Mikalah Jones of Glenrock, who won the 2A discus at 118-6.
Gilkey had a season best of 5-4 in the high jump and also went 16-3 in the long jump and 35-6 in the triple jump. Jones had a best of 34-2 in the shot put.
Boys coming to CSC from the Cowboy State also include Chancy Hunt of Big Piney, who was third in the Class 100 meters and the runner-up in the 200 in Class 2A. His best times were 11.05 and 23.06.
Northrup also signed Ismael DePaulitte of Pine Bluffs, who was the Class 2A silver medalist in the long jump and had a season-best of 22-1.
Brock Voth of Berthoud, Colo., who has triple jumped 43-7, also will be a freshman at CSC this fall.
The Eagles also have signed two Florida athletes. Samuel Gardner of Immokalee had times of 10.93 seconds in the 100 and 22.37 in the 200 and Raheem Alford of Belle Glade, who shows great promise in the high jump.