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Newsome, Craig Jump and Run to School Records

By Zach Throne

Waldorf track and field athletes Cameron Newsome and Isaiah Craig broke personal and school records last week at the South Dakota Classic.

Newsome, who is a dual-sport athlete in football and track, set the bar high by clearing 6 feet, 6 inches—four inches taller than he is.

The second-team all conference defensive back has seen massive success so far this indoor track season. He had already set the school’s record in the high jump, but that was not enough for the junior. He improved on his mark by two inches. Newsome attempted 6-8, but was unable to fully clear the bar.

Craig, senior, did not let Newsome stand alone in the Waldorf record books. He made his mark by running a time of 7.14 seconds in the 60-meter dash. He was also able to tie the old Waldorf high jump record at 6 feet, 4 inches.

Newsome finished tied for sixth in a meet that contained Division I and Division II talent.

“I am just glad to be able to see gains and personal bests at this stage of the season,” said Newsome, “It lets me know that my hard work is paying off from practice and lifting.”

Because of Craig’s 6-4 jump, he landed in 12th place among the stacked competition, which resulted in a successful showing for the two high jumpers.

“It helps when you have a teammate like Cam to push you,” said Craig, “I am happy with how I was able to compete in all my events this weekend.”

Newsome had initially gone out for track to try and become a better athlete for football season, but he is more than holding his own against the track-only competitors.

“The season is not over yet. I am looking forward to the conference meet next week,” said Newsome, “I want to keep striving for greatness each week and keep adding to my personal records.”

The men’s and women’s track teams head to Brookings, SD next weekend to compete in the NSAA Indoor Championships at South Dakota State University.