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Reichow takes third in the 3,000-meter run

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/01/2014 09:45:05
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Joel Reichow garnered All-Summit League honors on day one of the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships as he finished third overall in the 3,000-meter run. Reichow finished the race with his final time of 8 minutes, 24.35 seconds.

Also in the 3,000-meter run, Brendan Sage ran a personal-best time of 8:33.75. He finished sixth overall in the race.

In the weight throw event, Ryan Ackman and Cullen Mack finished back-to-back with their sixth- and seventh-place finishes. Ackman recorded a distance of 56 feet, 5 3/4 inches and Mack tossed a mark of 55-10 1/4. Both Ackman and Mack set personal-best marks in the event.

With their distances today, Ackman moves into third all-time at SDSU and Mack is now fifth.

LeAndre Kennedy qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash. Kennedy posted a season-best time of 6.98 to finish fourth in the prelims.

Bo Arnold posted a personal-best time of 23.34 in the 200-meter dash.

In the 400-meter dash, both Marc Husman and Alex Wiemann advanced to the finals tomorrow. Husman qualified in sixth with his time of 50.50 and Wiemann posted a personal-best time of 50.99 to finish seventh.

Dylan Slaba led the Jackrabbits in 800-meter run with his final time of 1:59.13. He finished ninth overall.

Traxton Priebe qualified for the 60-meter hurdle finals. He clocked in for a time of 8.87 to finish eighth in the prelims.

Jeremiah Ary posted a distance of 22-7 in the long jump to place fourth.

In the pole vault event, Nathaniel Schaefer finished eighth with his height of 14-11.

Bennett Mercil represented the Jackrabbits in the heptathlon competition. He started the day with a final time of 7.57 in the 60-meter dash. In the long jump event, Mercil posted a distance of 19-3.

Mercil’s top-finish on day one of the heptathlon came in the shot put. He took second overall in the event with his distance of 41-7. In final heptathlon event of the day, the high jump, Mercil cleared a height of 5-9 1/4. The heptathlon concludes tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m. The 60-meter hurdles (9:30 a.m.), the pole vault (10:15 a.m.) and the 1,000-meter run (12:15 p.m.) are the final three events of the heptathlon.

In the final event of the day, the distance medley relay, the Jackrabbits placed third. The team of Grant VanKeulen, Jesse Dunn, Slaba and Daniel Pettit combined for a final time of 10:21.46.

The 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships conclude tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m.

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