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Jackrabbits travel to Ames and Mankato

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/06/2014 11:24:09
The South Dakota State track and field teams are set to compete at Iowa State and Minnesota State, Mankato this weekend. Both meets take place on Friday and Saturday.

The Iowa State Bill Bergan Invite:
The Iowa State Bill Bergan Invite is hosted by Iowa State in Ames, Iowa at the Lied Recreation Center.

The meet features teams from across the nation as Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Texas and Wisconsin are scheduled to attend.

The field events start on Friday with the women’s weight throw at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, the field events begin at 11 a.m., with the women’s pole vault. The running events on Saturday start at 10 a.m., with the women’s 3000-meter run.

The Minnesota State Open:
The Minnesota State Open is hosted by Minnesota State, Mankato in Mankato, Minn., at the Myers Field House.

The women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon are scheduled to take place on Friday.

The action on Friday starts at 3 p.m., with the women’s weight throw. On Saturday, the men’s long jump starts the field events at 10 a.m., and the running events are slated to begin at noon with the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles.

Summit League Rankings:

Men: Women:
200-meter dash: Marc Husman, ninth (22.60)
400-meter dash: Marc Husman, fourth (49.87)
400-meter dash: Alex Wiemann, seventh (50.65)
Mile: Joel Reichow, fifth (4:16.65)
Mile: Daniel Pettit, eighth (4:21.98)
3,000-meter run: Kenny Mayer, fifth (8:35.94)
3,000-meter run: Brendan Sage, seventh (8:37.38)
3,000-meter run: Andrew Thies, ninth (8:38.91)
4x400-meter relay: third (3:21.18)
Heptathlon: Bennett Mercil, seventh (4,369 points)
High Jump: Zach Koosman, third (6-6)
High Jump: Connor Berg, fourth (6-5)
Long Jump: Jeremiah Ary, third (23-5 1/4)
Pole Vault: Nathaniel Schaefer, eighth (14-7 1/4)
Shot Put: Austin Benson, fifth (51-5 3/4)
Shot Put: Kyle Anderson, eighth (46-11)
Triple Jump: Jeremiah Ary, first (46-1 1/4)
Triple Jump, Jake Sanderson, fifth (44-5 1/2)
Weight Throw: Cullen Mack, sixth (53-4 1/2)

60-meter dash: Carly Carper, fourth (7.79)
60-meter dash: Gina Fritz, seventh (7.91)
200-meter dash: Carly Carper, sixth (24.88)
200-meter dash: Gina Fritz, seventh (50.65)
400-meter dash: Kala McDonald, sixth (59.63)
400-meter dash: Jessica McDonald, tenth (1:00.06)
800-meter run: Jessica Eibs, seventh (2:19.05)
800-meter run: Taylor Lohan, tenth (2:21.05)
Mile: Brooke Peterson, ninth (5:11.71)
Mile: Samantha Anderson, tenth (5:12.91)
5,000-meter run: Courtney Neubert, second (17:34.16)
60-meter hurdles: Marissia Hagedorn, sixth (9.26)
60-meter hurdles: Cailyn Schreurs, eighth (9.46)
4x400-meter relay: third (4:02.76)
High Jump: Mary Wirth, second (5-7 1/4)
High Jump: Kali Olson, seventh (5-5)
High Jump: Ashley Wagner, ninth (5-2 1/2)
Long Jump: Carly Carper, fifth (18-1 1/2)
Pentathlon: Cailyn Schreurs, fourth (3,014 points)
Pole Vault: Amy Leiferman, eighth (10-11 3/4)
Shot Put: Shelby Assmus, second (47-1 1/2)
Triple Jump: Jenna Stephens, fourth (36-5 1/2)
Triple Jump: Evelyn Klein, tenth (33-8)
Weight Throw: Shelby Assmus, second (57-1)
Weight Throw: Amy Paulzine, fifth (53-9)

Last Time Out:
SDSU competed last weekend at the Jack Johnson Classic in Minneapolis. A handful of Jackrabbits set personal bests in their respective events, including Shelby Assmus, who set two personal best distances. Assmus recorded marks of 47 feet 1 ½ inches in the shot put and 57-1 in the weight throw. Her marks rank seventh (shot put) and fourth (weight throw) all-time at SDSU.

On the men’s side, Austin Benson won his first event as a Jackrabbit. He tallied a distance of 51-5 ¾ in the shot put event. On the second day of the Jack Johnson Invite, four Jackrabbit men set personal bests, including Cullen Mack. Mack recorded a distance of 53-4 ½ in the weight throw, his toss currently ranks sixth all-time at SDSU.

Looking Ahead:
The Jackrabbits are slated to compete in the Husker Invite and the USD Open next weekend. The Husker Invite is a two-day meet (Feb. 7-8) in Lincoln, Neb. The University of South Dakota hosts the USD Open on Feb. 8 in Vermillion, S.D.

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