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Neubert sets personal best at Jack Johnson Invite

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 01/25/2014 14:30:19
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MINNEAPOLIS – The South Dakota State women’s track and field team had five athletes post top-10 finishes on day one of the Minnesota Jack Johnson Invite. Courtney Neubert posted a second place finish in the 5,000-meter run.      

Neubert started her 2014 campaign on a high note as she set a personal best in the 5,000-meter run. Neubert finished second overall with her final time of 17 minutes, 42.23 seconds. Last year at the Iowa State Classic, she ran a personal best time of 17:54.45.

In the unseeded shot put event, the Jackrabbits had two throwers finish in the top-three. Silvia Zanini placed second overall in her Jackrabbit debut as she posted a final mark of 40 feet, 9 ¾ inches. Kae Januschka recorded a distance of 38-4 ¼ to take third place.

Carly Carper finished in the top-10 in two events on Friday. She recorded a distance of 17-4 in the long jump to place 10th overall in the event. She also took 10th in the 200-meter dash with her final time of 25.65. Also in the 200-meter dash, Gina Fritz and Jessica McDonald posted times of 26.37 and 26.97 to finish 27th and 38th, respectively.

Cailyn Schreurs represented the Jackrabbits in the pentathlon. She finished in ninth place with her final score of 2,900 points. She started the day with an overall time of 9.55 in the 60-meter hurdles. In the high jump event, Schreurs posted a height of 4-8 ¾. She set two personals bests at the meet (long jump and shot put). Her distance of 29-10 ¼ in the shot put bested her mark of 25-6 ¾ set earlier this year at the Dakota Duals. She also set a personal best distance today in the long jump as she jumped a mark of 15-6 ¼, her previous distance was 15-2 ¾. In the final event on the day, Schreurs posted a final time of 2:38.62 to secure a top-10 finish.

In the pole vault event, Logan Amdahl competed in her first collegiate event. She posted height of 9-4 ½.

The Minnesota Jack Johnson Invite continues tomorrow morning with the women’s high jump at 10:30 a.m.

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