ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Junior Salcia Slack, who is already tops in the nation in the pentathlon, took over the NCAA Division II lead in the triple jump while senior Cici Cordova narrowly missed qualification in the pole vault to lead the Cowgirls in the final day of the 2014 New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
"We showed some real heart today and I was very proud of their effort," head coach Bob DeVries said. "We found some things out about this team heading into conference. They want to compete and fight and push themselves."
Slack became the third player in the nation to automatically qualify for the NCAA indoor championships in the triple jump with a leap of 41'-5.25" (13.06 meters), more than 0.75 meters better than the qualification mark of 12.28 meters. She also leads the nation in the pentathlon and is fourth in the long jump.
No. 9 Chadron State at the Birds and Bees Invitational
GILLETTE, Wyo. -- Chadron State continued their strong showing Friday and Saturday during the Birds and Bees Meet in Gillette's Cam-Plex.
Chadron State won 10 events as four Eagles were double winners, including junior Shelby Bozner. She won the pentathlon on Friday by scoring 3,577 points, the second-highest total in Chadron State history. One of her top performances in the pentathlon was in the 60-meter high hurdles, which she ran in 9.04 seconds. She matched that time Saturday while winning the event in the open competition.
The time is a school record by two one-hundredths of a second. Bozner was one of three CSC women who shared the old record.
Another school record was set Friday, when CSC won the distance medley relay. The runners were Rebecca Volf, Shelby Guy, Meagan Nahrwold and Ashley Riesen. Their time of 12:35.16 was more than 13 seconds faster than the Eagles' old mark that was set two years ago.