Simp­son wins con­fer­ence track award in Ne­braska

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For­mer LaFayette High School track star DeMar­cus Simp­son is headed to na­tion­als.

Simp­son, a fresh­man and al­ready a two-time All-Amer­i­can at Chadron State (Neb.) Col­lege, was named the Rocky Moun­tain Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Field Ath­lete of the Year af­ter his per­for­mance at the re­cent RMAC meet.

Simp­son scored 29 points for the Ea­gles, win­ning the long jump (24-10), plac­ing sec­ond in the 100 me­ters (10.46), third in the DeMar­cus Sim­spon triple jump (47-5 3/4) and fourth in the high jump (6-4 1/4), which was a ca­reer-high. He also helped his team to a fifth-place fin­ish in the 400-me­ter re­lay.

He was named to the All-Con­fer­ence first team in the long jump and the 100, while he earned sec­ond team sta­tus in the triple jump and high jump. Simp­son is cur­rently ranked sec­ond in the na­tion in the long jump.

The ex-Ram­bler will com­pete in the Di­vi­sion II Na­tional Out­door meet in Al­len­dale, Michi­gan on May 21-23.

Simp­son won the Class AAA state ti­tle in the long jump as a se­nior in 2011 with a win­ning mark of 23-5.

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