Reichow runs into the record book
AMES, Iowa – Joel Reichow set the sixth-fastest time in SDSU history in the 3,000-meter run on Saturday at the Bill Bergan Invite. Reichow placed eighth overall in the event as he posted a final time of 8 minutes, 23.39 seconds.
The Jackrabbits took the top-two spots in the men’s unseeded 3,000-meter run. Brendan Sage won the race with his time of 8:36.89 and Andrew Thies claimed second-place with his final time of 8:37.49; they both set personal best times in the event.
In the men’s one-mile run, the Jackrabbits claimed three out of the top-10 spots. Daniel Pettit led the Jacks with his fourth place finish as he posted a time of 4:21.39. In eighth was Trevor Capra with his overall time of 4:25.47 and Grant VanKeulen rounded out the top-10 with his final time of 4:46.52.
LeAndre Kennedy crossed the finish line in 7.16 seconds, as he took 18th-place in the 60-meter dash.
Jared Thomsen recorded a time of 8.84 in the 60-meter hurdles; he finished 20th overall.
Marc Husman shaved off just over a second of his old personal best time (50.66) in the 400-meter dash. He ended the race with a time of 49.44 as he took 17th.
In the 1000-meter run, Pettt posted a top-10 finish. Pettit placed seventh overall with his final time of 2:33.57. Grant VanKeulen clocked in at 2:35.78 to take 11th place.
Austin Benson was the top Jackrabbit finisher in the shot put with his mark of 50 feet ½ inches; he placed 12th overall.
MANKATO, Minn. – Jake Sanderson highlighted a group of Jackrabbit men that set four personal best performances on the final day of the Minnesota State Open.
Sanderson posted a personal-best mark of 45 feet, nine inches in the triple jump as he placed eighth overall.
Jesse Dunn set two personal best times on the afternoon in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Dunn ran times of 22.96 and 52.19, respectively.
Also competing in the 200- and 400-meter dashes was Adam Halverson. Halverson placed 18th in the 200-meter dash (23.36 seconds) and claimed 17th in the 400-meter dash (52.98). Halverson set a personal best time in the 200-meter dash.
In the 60-meter dash, Joseph Bednar led the Jackrabbits with his time of 7.28; he took 23rd overall.
Nathaniel Schaefer recorded a height of 14-5 ½ in the pole vault as he finished fifth overall.
The Jackrabbits posted two top-five finishes in the high jump event. Both Zach Koosman and Connor Berg recorded heights of 6-4 ¾ in the event. They placed third and fourth, respectively. Koosman also took 12th in the long jump event with his mark of 20-5 ¼.
Jeremiah Ary recorded a mark of 22-10 in the long jump to take third.
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.