Southeast wins five events at CSC Open

Con Marshall/Chadron State College Southeast senior Ryan Clapper won the 200-meter dash in 23.08 seconds, breaking the meet record on Saturday.

CHADRON, Neb. – The Southeast High School track and field team opened the 2022 spring season at the Chadron State College High School Open on Saturday.

The Cyclones won five events at the indoor meet.

Jordan Stoddard led the team with three individual wins, while Shelby Ekwall and Ryan Clapper also picked up wins.

Stoddard won long jump at 18 feet, 3.75 inches, while clearing 5-6 in high jump. The Southeast senior also won the 60-meter dash in 8.28 seconds, outrunning 31 other competitors.

Ekwall picked up right where she left off at the end of the spring season a year ago – in first place. Her shot put throw of 36-11 won the event by more than a foot over second place, beating out Harper Boche who finished sixth at 30-10.

Freshman Angie Logsdon placed second in pole vault, clearing 8-6, and she also finished seventh in triple jump at 29-11.75. Sophomore Kylee Llewellyn placed ninth in the triple jump at 29 feet. Logsdon also finished ninth in the 60-meter hurdles in 12 seconds, while freshman Taylor Hanson was 10th at 12.28 seconds.

In the 400-meter dash, the Lady Cyclones had a pair of runners finish in the top eight. Sophomore Sasha Haines finished seventh in 1 minute, 7.95 seconds, while senior Grace Desmond was eighth in 1:08.7.

Haines also finished third in the 200-meter dash in 30.04 seconds.

In the boys’ division, Clapper picked up the team’s lone win of the day in the 200-meter dash. The senior’s time of 23.08 seconds broke a meet record which had stood since 2014.

Clapper also finished runner-up in the 60-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Junior Wyatt Campbell finished sixth in the 60 and ninth in the 200.

In the 400-meter, Clapper led a trio of Cyclones. Sophomore Matthew Chapman and freshman Kannon Tippetts finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

In field events, Grant Logsdon finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 37-10.75, and the senior also finished sixth in pole vault, clearing 10 feet.

Junior Austin Short led four Cyclones in long jump with a fifth-place finish with a leap of 18-5.5.

No team standings were kept at the meet.

Southeast heads to the Morrill (Nebraska) Early Bird Invite on Saturday, March 26 for the team’s first outdoor track meet of the season. Action gets underway at 9 a.m.

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