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Black, Wirth set school records at Arizona State

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 06/07/2014 16:52:30

TEMPE, Ariz. – The South Dakota State women’s track and field team set two school records on the final day of the Arizona State University Invite. Jazzelena Black (triple jump) and Mary Wirth (high jump) both claimed school records Saturday.

Black, a transfer from the University of Sioux Falls, recorded a mark of 40 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Lynde Thelen set the old school record in 1997 when she jumped a distance of 40-0 1/4.

Black finished second in the triple jump event today at ASU. She also finished in the top-10 of the long jump as she jumped a distance of 18-2 1/4 to take ninth.

Wirth, a junior, cleared a height of 5-10 3/4 today to top her school record from the 2011 Howard Wood Dakota Relays (5-9 3/4).

Wirth won the high jump event today at ASU. Also in the high jump event, Kali Olson placed third with her final height of 5-7 1/4.

Carly Carper etched her name in the school record book today as she tallied a mark of 18-10 in the long jump event. Her mark today moves her into sole possession of fourth place in the SDSU record book. Carper was tied for 10th all-time in the record book as she jumped a distance of 18-4 1/2 last year. She placed third in the long jump at the ASU Invite.

In the 100-meter dash, four Jackrabbits finished in the top-15. Carper led the Jackrabbits as she finish fourth with her final time of 11.94 seconds. Gina Fritz posted a personal-best time of 12.25 to take ninth. Black and Marissia Hagedorn rounded out the top-15 with their times of 12.48 and 13.13, respectively.

Hagedorn posted a top-10 finish in the 100-meter hurdles. She claimed eighth with her final time of 15.10.

Fritz and Carper also competed in the 200-meter dash. Fritz posted a top-10 finish with her final time of 24.79 (ninth). Carper placed 12th with her time of 25.04.

Jacleen Patterson represented the Jacks in the 400-meter dash. Patterson posted a final time of 59.80 to finish 22nd.  

Jessica Eibs claimed a huge personal-best time in the 1,500-meter run. Eibs posted a final time of 4:37.35 to place ninth. Eibs’ old personal-best time was 4:52.20, which she set last year at the Arkansas Spring Invitational.

In the shot put, Shelby Assmus and Silvia Zanini finished back-to-back. Assmus recorded a mark of 42-5 1/4 to place 13th and Zanini posted a distance of 41 1/4 for 14th.

Amy Paulzine and Zanini finished back-to-back in the discus throw. Paulzine recorded a distance of 144-9 to finish in seventh, while Zanini placed eighth with her mark of 144-5. Also in the discus, Assmus placed 13th with her mark of 132-1.


WAYNE, Neb. – Two Jackrabbit distance runners won events Saturday at the Wayne State Invitational. Laura Lawton set a meet record time of 4 minutes, 45.53 seconds en route to winning the 1,500-meter run and Alex Suhr won the 5,000-meter run with her personal-best time of 18:22.92.

Also in the 1,500-meter run, Brooke Peterson took third with her time of 4:51.29 and Jenna Grossenburg posted a personal-best time of 4:54.49 to place seventh.

The Jackrabbits had two other runners join Suhr in the top-five of the 5,000-meter run. Cheyanne Bowers posted a second-place finish with her time of 18:26.70 and Kirsten Anderson ran a time of 18:39.23 to take fourth.

Courtney Trapp posted an 18th-place finish in the 100-meter dash with her final time of 13.23.

Jessica McDonald finished fifth in both the 200- and 400-meter dash. In the 200-meter dash she posted a time of 26.38 and in the 400-meter dash she recorded a time of 59.92.

Also in the 200-meter dash, freshmen Kala McDonald and Cailyn Schreurs recorded top-20 finishes. McDonald (15th) ran a time of 27.10, while Schreurs claimed 19th with her time of 27.47.

Schreurs also placed ninth in the 100-meter hurdles as she posted a time of 15.66.

K. McDonald also placed 10th in the 400-meter dash with her overall time of 1:01.53. Also in the 400-meter dash, Evelyn Klein ran a time of 1:00.87 to place ninth.

In the 800-meter run, three Jackrabbits finished in the top-15. Bobbie McLaury ran a time of 2:19.70, which garnered her the runner-up spot. Lindsey Strait claimed fifth with her time of 2:21.25. Karley Konkol posted a time of 2:25.61 to take 15th.

Lori Foltz went on to take third in the 400-meter hurdles as she finished the race with a time of 1:05.44.

Schreurs and Monique Mack each cleared a height of 4 feet, 9 inches in the high jump for 11th-place.

Logan Amdahl claimed the runner-up spot in the pole vault event with her height of 10-0. Trapp took sixth with her height 9-6 1/4.

Trisha Sumption posted ninth and 11th place finishes at the meet. She placed ninth in the hammer throw (150-3) and 11th in the shot put (41-5).

Two Jackrabbit throwers placed in the top-10 in the discus throw. Becca Fischer posted a mark of 138-7 to place fourth and Kae Januschka finished seventh her personal-best distance of 136-11.

In the javelin throw, Erin Ellinger placed tenth as she recorded a mark of 107-11.

The Jackrabbits are back in action next Saturday at the Dakota Duals in Yankton, S.D.

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