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Men tabbed third, women fourth

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/05/2014 15:28:13
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ELMHURST, Ill. – The South Dakota State track and field teams were picked for third- (men) and fourth-place (women) finishes at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships as voted on by the league's head coaches.

The SDSU men were selected third with 10 points, three ahead of Western Illinois. The Jackrabbit women were picked fourth with 23 points, one shy of third-place Nebraska-Omaha.

The men finished third overall at last year’s conference meet. At the 2013 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Trent Lusignan won both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs. He was named the 2013 Summit League Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. The Jackrabbits ended the conference meet with a thrilling win in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Justin Carson, Levi Winkels, Jared Foote and Luke Leischner won the race with their final time of 3:14.63.

The women placed fourth overall at last year’s conference meet. Mary Wirth is returning for the Jackrabbits after redshirting last year. She won back-to-back high jump titles in 2011 and 2012.

The Jackrabbits are coming off third- (men) and fourth-place (women) finishes at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships.

SDSU is set to begin their outdoor season campaign in late March when they travel to the Arizona State University Invite (March 28-29) and the Wayne State Invitational (March 29).

The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships are held at the Ellig Sport Complex in Fargo, N.D., May 15-17.

2014 Summit League Men's Outdoor Track & Field Preseason Poll

Place

Team

Points (1st)

2013 Finish

1.

North Dakota State

15 (3)

1st

2.

South Dakota

14 (2)

2nd   

3.

South Dakota State

10

3rd   

4.

Western Illinois

7

5th

5.

IUPUI

4

7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Summit League Women's Outdoor Track & Field Preseason Poll

Place

Team

Points (1st)

2013 Finish

1.

North Dakota State

35 (5)

1st

2.

South Dakota

32 (2)

2nd    

3.

Omaha

24  

3rd  

4.

South Dakota State

23

4th

5.

Western Illinois

16

7th

6.

Fort Wayne

11

8th    

7.

IUPUI

6

9th   

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