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Jackrabbits set for Alumni Open and Husker Invite

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/06/2014 12:31:26

The South Dakota State track and field teams are set to compete at the USD Alumni Open (University of South Dakota) and the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite (Nebraska) this weekend. The Alumni Open takes place on Saturday (Feb. 8) and the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite is a two-day meet on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 7-8).  

The USD Alumni Open:
The USD Alumni Open is held at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. The action begins on Saturday with the men’s weight throw (10:45 a.m.). The prelims of the women’s 60-meter hurdles start the running events at 1 p.m.

The Frank Sevigne Husker Invite:
The Frank Sevigne Husker Invite is held at the Devaney Center Indoor Track in Lincoln, Neb. Only a handful of Jackrabbits are competing this weekend at Nebraska. The schedule for SDSU is as follows:

9:05 p.m. – Men’s 5k: Trevor Capra

1:25 p.m. – Women’s 3k: Erin Hargens, Courtney Neubert, Alex Suhr, Megan West
1:40 p.m. – Men’s 3k: Brendan Sage, Andrew Thies
3 p.m. – Women’s High Jump: Kali Olson, Mary Wirth
4:15 p.m. – Men’s 3k Invite: Joel Reichow

Summit League Rankings:

200-meter dash: Jesse Dunn, ninth (22.56)
400-meter dash: Marc Husman, fourth (49.44)
400-meter dash: Austin Johnsen, tenth (50.60)
800-meter run: Dylan Slaba, ninth (1:57.22)
Mile: Joel Reichow, fifth (4:16.65)
Mile: Daniel Pettit, tenth (4:21.39)
3,000-meter run: Joel Reichow, fourth (8:23.39)
3,000-meter run: Kenny Mayer, eighth (8:35.94)
3,000-meter run: Brendan Sage, tenth (8:36.89)
4x400-meter relay: third (3:21.18)
Heptathlon: Bennett Mercil, seventh (4,369)
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, second (46-1 1/4)
Triple Jump: Jake Sanderson, third (45-9)
Weight Throw: Cullen Mack, seventh (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 (25.07)
400-meter dash: Kala McDonald, tenth (59.31)
800-meter run: Bobbie McLaury, eighth (2:17.31)
800-meter run: Taylor Lohan, tenth (2:17.71)
Mile: Jessica Eibs, seventh (5:06.87)
Mile: Brooke Peterson, tenth (5:10.00)
5,000-meter run: Courtney Neubert, second (17:34.16)
60-meter hurdles: Marissia Hagedorn, sixth (9.25)
60-meter hurdles: Cailyn Schreurs, tenth (9.46)
4x400-meter relay: third (3:59.43)
High Jump: Mary Wirth, second (5-10)
High Jump: Kali Olson, fifth (5-6 1/2)
High Jump: Ashley Wagner, ninth (5-3)
Long Jump: Carly Carper, fifth (18-1 1/2)
Pentathlon: Cailyn Schreurs, sixth (3,014)
Pole Vault: Amy Leiferman, eighth (10-11 3/4)
Pole Vault: Logan Amdahl, ninth (10-8 1/4)
Shot Put: Shelby Assmus, second (47-1 1/2)
Triple Jump: Jenna Stephens, fourth (37-3 3/4)
Weight Throw: Shelby Assmus, second (57-1)
Weight Throw: Amy Paulzine, fifth (53-9)

Last Time Out:
The Jackrabbits split squads last weekend as they sent groups to the Iowa State Bill Bergan Invite and the Minnesota State Open. SDSU had six student-athletes post SDSU top-10 all-time marks, including Mary Wirth who topped her own school record. Wirth won the high jump event at the MSU Open with a height of 5-10. Her height ranks tied for 23rd in Division I. Also at the MSU Open, Logan Amdahl posted the seventh-highest pole vault mark in school history as she cleared a height of 10-8 ¼ and Jenna Stephens jumped a distance of 37-3 ¾ in the triple jump event; her mark ranks ninth all-time.

At the Iowa State Bill Bergan Invite, Joel Reichow ran the sixth-fastest 3k time (8:23.39) in school history and Carly Carper posted the fourth-fastest 200-meter dash time (25.10) in school history as well.

Looking Ahead:
The Jackrabbits are scheduled to attend the Iowa State Classic and Bison Open next weekend. The Iowa State Classic is a two-day (Feb. 14-15) meet in Ames, Iowa and the Bison Open is on Feb. 15, in Fargo, N.D.

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