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Husman claims 400-meter dash title

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/05/2014 13:38:11
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota State men’s track and field team posted numerous top results, including Marc Husman winning the 400-meter dash Friday at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.

Husman went on to post an overall time of 49.62 seconds to win his first career outdoor 400-meter dash title. Also in the 400-meter dash, Adam Halverson clocked in at 50.04 to take fourth.

Three Jackrabbit jumpers placed in the top-10 of the triple jump event. Jeremiah Ary and Jake Sanderson finished back-to-back with their second- and third-place finishes, respectively. Ary tallied a season-best mark of 46 feet, 3 1/2 inches and Sanderson cleared a distance of 44-7 1/2.

Also in the triple jump, Zach Koosman placed eighth with his mark of 43-3 1/4.

Koosman also placed fifth in the high jump with his mark of 6-6. Connor Berg joined Koosman in the top-10 in the high jump as he placed seventh with a height of 6-4.

Ryan Ackman tallied a mark of 172-10 to take the runner-up spot in the hammer throw. Also in the hammer throw, Austin Benson (161-5) placed seventh and Kyle Anderson (142-7) took 12th.

Benson also tallied a top-10 finish in the discus throw. He placed sixth with his mark of 145-8. Also in the discus throw, Cullen Mack took second with his distance of 172-2 and Ackman claimed 12th with his mark of 138-1.

Ryan Swenson set a personal-best time in the 800-meter run Friday. He placed 19th overall with his final time of 1:58.44.

Drew Kraft and Andrew Thies posted top-10 finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Kraft ran a time of 9:17.44 to place third and Thies clocked in at 9:38.78 to take sixth.

Kory Kohlhof led the Jackrabbit pack in the 200-meter dash with his time of 22.36. He went on to place 15th.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Husman, Bo Arnold, Joseph Bednar and LeAndre Kennedy ran a combined time of 42.51 en route to a fourth-place finish.

Blair Seymour took third in the javelin throw with his mark of 162-11.

In the final event of the day, the 5,000-meter run, Brendan Sage (14:46.67) and Joel Reichow (14:49.74) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Jackrabbits wrap up action at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

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