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Sara Ackman
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grove City, Minn.
High School: Litchfield High School

25 Career Wins

- Shot Put: (2006 MSU Open)
- Shot Put: 43 feet, 11 ¼ inches (2/3/2007 MSU Open)
- Shot Put: 46 feet, 10 ¼ inches (1/17/2009 Bison Classic)

- Shot Put: 48 feet, 9 inches (1/24/2009 ISU Open)
- Shot Put: 48 feet, 10 ¾ inches (1/30/2009 Dakota Duals)
- Shot Put: 51 feet, 3 ¾ inches (2/20/2009 Nebraska Tune-Up)
- Shot Put: 47 feet, 10 ¾ inches (2/28/2009 Summit League Championships)
- Shot Put: 46 feet, 8 ¾ inches (4/3/2009 Vance Butler Invite)
- Shot Put: 47 feet, 7 inches (4/22/2009 SDSU Twilight)
- Shot Put: 49 feet, 3 ½ inches (5/15/2009 Summit League Championships)
- Weight Throw: 56 feet, 4 ¾ inches (2/30/2009 Dakota Duals)
- Weight Throw: 58 feet, 2 inches (2/20/2009 Nebraska Tune-Up)
- Weight Throw: 60 feet, 9 ¼ inches (2/28/2009 Summit League Championships)
- Discus: 157 feet, 2 inches (5/2006 Division I Independent Championships)
- Discus: 160 feet (4/3/2008 Vance Butler Invite)
- Discus: 167 feet, 10 inches (4/19/2008 Iowa Invitational)
- Discus: 156 feet, 10 inches (4/5/2009 Vance Butler Invite)
- Discus: 166 feet, 4 inches (4/11/2009 Jim Duncan Invite)
- Discus: 166 feet, 4 inches (5/2/2009 Howard Wood Relays)
- Discus: 172 feet, 10 inches (5/15/2009 Summit League Championships)
- Discus: 157 feet, 1 inch (3/27/2010 Arkansas Spring Invite)
- Discus: 155 feet, 11 inches (4/9/2010 Jim Duncan Invite)
- Discus: 155 feet, 8 inches (4/22/2010 Kip Janvrin Open)
- Discus: 163 feet, 10 inches (4/27/2010 SDSU Twilight)
- Discus: 160 feet, 7 inches (5/1/2010 Howard Wood Relays)

2009-10
Won five discus events during the outdoor season ... did not compete during the indoor season ... won the discus with a throw of 157 feet, 1 inch at the Arkansas Spring Invite (3/27) ... threw the discus 155 feet, 11 inches to win at the Jim Duncan Invite (4/9) ... placed first with a discus throw of 155 feet, 8 inches at the Kip Janvrin Open (4/22) ... finished first at the SDSU Twilight in the discus with a distance of 163 feet, 10 inches, a team season best (4/27) ... winner in the discus at the Howard Wood Relays with a throw of 160 feet, 7 inches (5/1) ...claimed ninth in the discus at the NCAA West Regional with her distance of 166-9 (5/27) ... placed 22nd in the discus throw at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with her mark 146-5 (6/8) ... All-Summit League (Outdoor) ... Honorable Mention All-American

2008-09

Finished first in the shot put at 46 feet, 10 ¼ inches and placed second with a weight throw of 55 feet, 11 inches at the Bison Classic (1/17) … placed third at the ISU Open with a weight throw of 54 feet, 9 ¼ inches and won the shot put at the ISU Open with a distance of 48 feet, 9 inches (1/24) … Winner of the shot put at 48 feet, 10 ¾ inches and winner of the weight throw at 56 feet, 4 ¾ inches at the Dakota Duals (1/30) … set the school shot put record with a winning throw of 51 feet, 3 ¾ inches at the Nebraska Tune-Up while also winning the weight throw with a distance of 58 feet, 2 inches (2/20) … set the school record with a winning weight throw of 60 feet, 9 ½ inches (2/27) and won the shot put at the Summit League Championships with a throw of 47 feet, 10 ¼ inches to earn all-conference in both events (2/28) … had the top six shot puts for the Jacks during the outdoor season and the top 11 discus throws … won the shot put at the Vance Butler Invite with a throw of 46 feet, 8 ¾ inches and also won the discus in 156 feet, 10 inches (4/3) … winner in the discus at the Jim Duncan Invite with a distance of 166 feet, 4 inches (4/11) … at the SDSU Twilight, won the shot put at 47 feet, 7 inches (4/22) … finished second at the Drake Relays with a discus throw of 171 feet, 3 inches (4/24) … won the discus at the Howard Wood Relays at 166 feet, 2 inches (5/2) ... set the school record of 49 feet, 3 ½ inches in the shot put at the Summit League Championships (5/15) and broke the school discus record with a distance of 172 feet, 10 inches to place first and earn all-conference honors (5/16) … finished fifth in the discus at the Midwest Regional with a throw of 166 feet, 1 inch (5/29) and qualified for the Midwest Regional in the shot put where she posted at throw of 47 feet, 6 ½ inches (5/30) ... placed 21st in the preliminary round of the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 155 feet, 8 inches (6/11) ... All-Summit League (Indoor & Outdoor) ... Honorable Mention All-American

2007-08

Indoors had a season best throw in the shot put at the Iowa State Classic with a distance of 47 feet, 7 3/4 inches... Ackman had a season best in the weight throw at 54 feet, 1 3/4 inches at The Summit League Championships to place sixth and finished second in the shot put at 47 feet, 2 1/2 inches to be an all-conference selection ... outdoors, was the winner of the discus throw at the Vance Butler Invite at 160 feet... she won the discus throw at the Iowa Invitational with a season best throw of 167 feet, 10 inches and a third place finish with a season best in the shot put at 45 feet, 1 inch... finished second with a throw of 166 feet in the discus throw at The Summit League Championships to earn all-conference, placed eighth with a throw of 156 feet, 1 inch in the hammer throw, and finished fourth in the shot put at 45 feet ... All-Summit League (Indoor & Outdoor)

 

2006-07
Ackman had a solid indoor season throwing the weights... won the shot put title at the MSU Open on Feb. 2-3 after a throw of 43 feet, 11-1/4 inches ... had a season-best shot put of 44-0-3/4 at the Bison Classic... placed in the top-5 in shot put four times in five meets ... finished fourth with a season-best weight throw of 46 feet, 5-1/4 inches during a fourth-place finish at the Dakota Duals... redshirted during the outdoor season

 

2005-06
Sara was named a Junior All-American at the Finish Line USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships during the summer of 2006 in Indianapolis ... During the indoor season, Ackman placed fifth in the shot put at the Bison Classic ... threw 42 feet at the ISU Classic ... finished first overall in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw at the MSU Open ... collected a fifth-place toss at the UNI Invite ... outdoors, Ackman recorded a top throw of 160 feet, 2 inches at the Nebraska Invitational on April 15 ... she later won the discus title at the season-ending Division I Independent Championships in May with a toss of 157-2 ... became the first SDSU track and field athlete to post a Division I regional qualifying with her throw at Nebraska

 

Before SDSU

Sara joined the Jackrabbit lineup with five varsity letters in track and field from Litchfield High School under coach Tait Christensen ... placed fourth in the discus and 12th in the shot put at 2004 state meet ... placed second in discus and third in shot put at the 2005 state competition ... was a member of the State True Team in 2005 ... earned all-conference honors in discus in 2003, and discus and shot put in 2004 and 2005 ... member of 4-H and FFA President