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Williamson wins long jump title, Cardinals continue competition at NCAAs

Williamson wins long jump title, Cardinals continue competition at NCAAs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The second day of the 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships brought a second individual national title for Saginaw Valley State University sophomore Cheyenne Williamson Friday at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala.

Williamson earned her second national title of the meet, winning the long jump with a best distance of 6.35m. The finish came one day after her first career national championship in the Pentathlon on Thursday.

CarLee Stimpfel got the meet started for the Cardinals on the men's side, finishing 10th overall in the 5,000-meter run. He crossed the line in a time of 14:03.57.

The SVSU men's distance medley relay team of Brendan Nesbitt, Jared McLean, Riley Feeney, and Ryan Talbott finished seventh, posting a time of 9:52.57.

Williamson continued her day with a time of 8.55 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify with the second-best time for the final on Saturday.

Due to a technical glitch during her heat of the 400-meter dash preliminaries, Alona Olshevska was automatically advanced to the final of the event on Saturday.

The women's distance medley relay team of Jenna Keiser, Olshevska, Lauren Buckner, and Alexa Keiser finished fifth for the Cardinals with a time of 11:41.15.

Through eight of 17 events, the Cardinal women sit in third place as a team with 24 points. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference member Grand Valley State University is first with 34 points, followed by Central Missouri with 28.5 points.

On the men's side, SVSU has two points scored by the team's DMR relay on Friday.

The National Championships conclude with day three on Saturday from Birmingham, Ala.