Robinson wins national high jump title

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Cloud County Community College had five individuals place in eight events at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at the The Armory.
Freshman Denard Robinson captured a national championship for the Cloud County men in the high jump by clearing 6-11.
Robinson also placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 49-1 ½.
Latario Collie-Minns, Iowa Western Community College won the triple jump with a best of 55-1 ½.
Cloud County freshman Benard Keter placed in three events in the meet.
Keter ran 15:11.29 to finish second in the 5,000-meter run.
Tahir Chakisso, Iowa Central Community College, won the 5,000 in 15:10.51.
Keter placed third in the 3,000 with a time of 8:34.79.
Chakisso took first in the race in 8:32.51.
Keter was sixth in the mile run in 4:15.62.
Chakisso ran 4:10.91 to place first.
The Cloud County women had sophomore Taylor Swanson clear 12-7 ½ to place second in the pole vault.
Kaitlyn Moricz, Vicennes College, also went 12-7 ½, and placed first based on misses.
Anna Linton threw 44-10 ¾ to finish third in the shot put for Cloud County.
Racquel Williams, Coffeyville Community College, won the shot put with a toss of 49-3.
Cloud County's Tameca Wallace placed fourth in the triple jump with a best of 39-3 ¾.
Elesha Alyn, Allen County Community College, went 40-3 ¼ to finish first.
The Cloud County men finished ninth as a team with 32 points.
Iowa Central claimed the men's team title with 143 points. Coffeyville and Colby Community College tied for second place with 71 points each.
The Cloud County women were 15th with 19 points.
Iowa Central won the team title with 174.5 points. New Mexico Junior College was second with 805 and Essex Community College was third with 62.

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