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Shearer named MVP...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/26/2012 10:09:55

South Dakota State women's track and field senior Lora Shearer received the Female Field Championship MVP at the 2012 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships...

Shearer opened the first day by winning the pentathlon.

Shearer won three of the five events; 60-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump; to take the title. In the 800 meter run, Shearer finished in a season-best 2:29.24 to hold off the heptathlon runner-up by two points.

Shearer posted a season best in the shot put with a toss of 31 feet. Shearer also tied season-bests in the long jump and the high jump. The long jump of 18 feet, five and one-fourth inches tied a personal best, as well.

On the second day, Shearer placed fourth in the high jump to add to her outstanding weekend.

Shearer also scored points for the Jacks with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles and a seventh-place finish in the triple jump. Shearer’s time of 8.73 was .04 seconds behind her own school record. The leap of 37 feet, five inches, was a season and personal best by eight and one-half inches.

Complete results from the champions are available in the article on GoJacks.com.

Standings and awards are listed below.

Women's Awards

Newcomer: Analisa Huschle (USD)
Coach of the Year: Ryan Godfrey (NDSU)
Female Field Championship MVP: Lora Shearer (SDSU)
Female Championship MVP: Diana Medina (SUU)

Men's Awards

Newcomer: Austin West (SUU)
Coach of the Year: Eric Houle (SUU)
Male Field Championship MVP: Jared Vlastuin (SDSU)
Male Track Championship MVP: Cameron Lewis (SUU)

Final Results

1. Southern Utah  142
2. Oral Roberts  118
3. North Dakota State  104
4. South Dakota  89
5. South Dakota State  83
6. UMKC  75
7. Western Illinois  41
8. Oakland  9

1. North Dakota State  206
2. South Dakota  115
3. Southern Utah  80
4. South Dakota State  76
5. UMKC  63
6. Oral Roberts  53
7. Western Illinois  52
8. Oakland  14
9. IPFW  4

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