Simpson wins conference track award in Nebraska
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.