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Jacks add three more titles...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/26/2012 10:03:31

The South Dakota State men's and women's track teams secured three more individual titles at the Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday...

The two additions gave the Jacks five league champions on the weekend.

Senior Jared Vlastuin first won the high jump to open the day, before capping the weekend with the triple jump title.

Sophomore Mary Wirth then matched Vlastuin's feat by winning the high jump on the women's side.

Vlastuin broke his own school record with a jump of seven feet, one inch, to win the title. It puts him on the podium for the second time at the indoor championships. The jump was one-half inch off the state record.

In the triple jump, Vlastuin won with a jump of 48 feet, two and three-fourth inches. The mark is a season and personal best and caps off a spectacular weekend for Vlastuin.

The wins come on the heels of Friday's performance, where Vlastuin came in second place in the long jump. Vlastuin matched his second-best performance of the season with a jump of 24 feet, five inches.

Jared Vlastuin was named Male Field Championship MVP of the 2012 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Wirth was the only athlete to reach the final height for attempts, as she cleared five feet, nine and three-fourth inches and won the title by four inches. The jump was best in the Summit League this season, tied the school indoor record and was a season and personal best by one and three-fourth inches.

The Jacks took three of the top four spots in the women's high jump, as Kali Olson placed third and Lora Shearer placed fourth, to add to her outstanding weekend.

Shearer also scored points for the Jacks with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles and a seventh-place finish in the triple jump. Shearer’s time of 8.73 was .04 seconds behind her own school record. The leap of 37 feet, five inches, was a season and personal best by eight and one-half inches.

Lora Shearer was named Female Field Championship MVP of the 2012 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Freshman thrower McKenzie Johnson placed second in the shot put with a personal- and season-best toss of 48 feet, nine inches. It was a season best by nearly three inches and a personal best by over four inches.

Tera Potts finished fifth in the one mile with a time of 5:00.77, her second-best time of the season.

To add to the men's point total, the 4x400 meter relay team of Justin Carson, Brandon Priebe, Evan Bunkers and Jared Foote finished in second place.

Priebe finished the 60-meter hurdles in fourth place with a time of 8.38, as well.

Following yesterday’s distance medley relay performance, three of the four involved added to this weekend’s top performances.
In the 800 meter run, Jake Schneller placed fourth in 1:53.49.
Foote also earned fifth-place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.67.
In the one mile,
Michael Krsnak placed seventh with a time of 4:16.45.

Mike Bredeson on also placed seventh, but in the heptathlon. Bredeson’s point total of 4,183 is a season and personal best.

Kyle Schmidt finished in 11th in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:10.44.

The women's team finished in fourth place, while the men's team finished in fifth. Both teams were behind its respective next team by six points or less.

Complete results are available at the beginning of this article.

The article with the recap from Friday is available on GoJacks.com.

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