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Carper posts three top-three finishes in Fargo

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 01/21/2014 11:06:12
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FARGO, N.D. – Carly Carper posted three top-three finishes at the Dakota Duals to open the 2013-14 indoor season on Friday evening. Carper placed second in the 200-meter dash and had a pair of third place finishes in the 60-meter dash and the long jump.

Carper and Gina Fritz tallied a pair of back-to-back finishes in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Carper placed third overall in the 60-meter dash with her time of 7.79, while Fritz posted a time of 7.91 to take fourth. In the 200-meter dash, Carper clocked in at 25.26 to finish in second place and Fritz was right behind her in third with her time of 25.46.

The Jackrabbits also posted second and third place finishes in the 300-meter dash. Jessica McDonald posted a final time of 43.57 to place second and newcomer Evelyn Klein finished in third place with her overall time of 44.20.

Freshmen Kala McDonald and Jacleen Patterson made their debuts in yellow and blue as they both finished in the top-ten in the 400-meter dash. K. McDonald posted a time of 1:00.42 to finish seventh and Patterson clocked in at 1:01.81 to place ninth overall.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of J. McDonald, Patterson, K. McDonald and Sydney Proiette combined for a time of 4:06.16.

SDSU found success in the field events as well.

The Jackrabbit duo of Mary Wirth and Kali Olson finished in first and second place in the high jump, respectively. They both posted a height of 5’ 5.00”. Making her collegiate debut in the high jump, Claire Eggleston finished fifth overall with her height of 5’ 1.00”.

The Jacks had three pole-vaulters crack the top-ten. Amy Leiferman led the pole-vaulters with her fourth place finish (10’ 11.75”). Freshmen Elizabeth Molitor and Courtney Trapp tied for ninth with their final height of 9’ 00.25”.

Carper posted a distance of 18’ 1.50” to finish third overall in the long jump. Her distance of 18’ 1.50” is now a new personal best for her in the event.

Jenna Stephens and Klein both finished in the top-five in the triple jump event. Stephens jumped a distance of 36’ 4.25” to place second overall, while Klein’s mark of 33’ 8.00” was good enough for fifth place.

Three Jackrabbits competed in the pentathlon event, but only Cailyn Schreurs completed all five events. Her 2992 points gave her fifth place overall. She placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:31.75), took third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.46), recorded a height of 5’ 0.25” to finish ninth in the high jump, jumped 15’ 2.75 in the long jump event (ninth) and posted a distance of 25’ 6.75 in the shot put to take 10th.

Wirth and Stephens were the two other Jackrabbits to compete in the pentathlon with Schreurs. Wirth finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.73), won the high jump (5’ 8.50”), placed sixth in the long jump (16’ 4.25”) and tallied a distance of 32’ 5.00” in the shot put to take second. Stephens finished 11th in the 60-meter hurdles (10.52), tied for fifth in the high jump with her height of 5’ 1.25”, recorded a distance of 15’ 0.50” in the long jump to place 10th and finished ninth in the shot put with her mark of 26’ 7.00”.

The Jackrabbits do not compete again until Jan. 18 as they travel back to Fargo, N.D., to take part in the NDSU Invite.

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