Chadron State Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Monique Fair set Chadron State College records in both the 60 and 200 meters on Saturday while competing at the Air Force Academy Invitational Meet at Colorado Springs.

CSC coach Ryan Baily said Fair’s time of 24.90 in the 200 is particularly outstanding. It broke the school record of 25.33 set by Barbara Goe two years ago and was good for third place among the 79 entries in the race.

Fair’s time provisionally qualifies for the NCAA Division II National Indoor Championships next month and places her 12th on the current national list, Bailey said.

Fair ran the 60 in 7.72 seconds to break the school record that she set earlier this season by a tenth of a second. She finished seventh in the race, which had nearly 50 contestants.

Other standouts for the Eagles on Saturday included Lanar Newman and Ashley Riesen. Newman scored 4,755 points while winning the heptathlon at the Air Force Academy Meet and Riesen set a field house record of 5:06.49 while winning the mile run at the Concordia College Invitational in Seward, where there were nearly 40 entries in some events.

Newman was first in four of the seven heptathlon contests, topped by a long jump of 23-3 ½ that provisionally qualifies him for the national meet in that event. His point total Saturday also provisionally qualifies him to enter the heptathlon at nationals.

Also, both of the Eagles’ outstanding weight throwers placed high in the competition, although neither quite matched the school records that they set at the Eagles’ Twilight Meet a week ago.

Jessica Horsley threw the 20-pound weight 59- ¼ to place second.