Jackrabbit women win three titles at Howard Wood
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota State women’s track and field team claimed three titles Friday at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. Kirsten Anderson won the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Amy Paulzine took the javelin title and the 4x100-meter relay team set a personal-best time en route to their victory.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Jacleen Patterson, Jazzelena Black, Carly Carper improved on their time of 47.17 seconds set earlier this season at the Bryan Clay Invite. Today, the quartet posted a time of 46.87 to win the 4x100-meter relay by almost two seconds over the rest of the field. Their time today still ranks sixth at SDSU.
Alex Suhr took third with her time of 11:28.44. won the first race of her Jackrabbit career Friday. Anderson posted an overall time of 11:15.77 to take the 3,000-meter steeplechase title. Also in the 3,000-meter steeplechase,
Erin Ellinger took seventh with her personal-best mark of 114-9. won the javelin throw with her mark of 142 feet, 0 inches. Also in the javelin throw,
After setting a personal-best time last week in the 800-meter run, Erica Meyer ran to another personal-best time Friday. Meyer placed fourth overall with her final time of 2:15.43.
In the pole vault, Logan Amdahl cleared a personal-best height of 10-11 3/4 to place 10th.
Four Jackrabbit throwers placed in the top-10 of the hammer throw event. Shelby Assmus led the Jackrabbit contingent with her second-place finish. She placed second with her personal-best mark of 181-0. Her mark still ranks third all-time at SDSU.
McKenzie Johnson, Trisha Sumption and joined Assmus in the top-10 of the hammer throw. Johnson (163-8) recorded a seventh-place finish, Sumption (162-11) took eighth and Paulzine (149-10) placed 10th.
Johnson also placed in the top-10 in the shot put. She tallied a mark of 41-11 1/4 to take ninth.
In the 200-meter dash, Carper and Fritz finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Carper posted a time of 23.99 and Fritz clocked in at 24.39.
Jenna Stephens posted a fifth-place finish in the triple jump with her mark of 35-5.
The Jackrabbits wrap up action at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Saturday starting at 9 a.m.