Jacks run at two meets...
The South Dakota State men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Arkansas Spring Invitational and the Wayne State Classic this weekend...
Many personal bests and school top-fives were set this weekend.
The women in Nebraska were led by the throwers. Brooke Garner brought home the top spot in the discus with a throw of 158 feet, as well as the top hammer throw with a toss of 197 feet, nine inches. The hammer throw is a SDSU record by nearly 10 feet.
Amy Paulzine was best in the javelin with a throw of 137 feet, eight inches, which is fourth all-time at SDSU.
McKenzie Johnson placed third in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, six and one-fourth inches.
Alex Suhr placed fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:29.15.
Erica Meyer finished sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:01.52. Meyer was also seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:23.47.
Jenna Stephens earned a sixth-place tie in the high jump with a leap of four feet, 11 inches.
In the one mile, Leah Bolon was eighth in 5:25.24.
Amber Olson placed 16th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.94.
In the 200, Megan Viland was 23rd in 28.86.
On the men's side, Justin Carson was second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.11.
Jake Brinkmann was a second-place finisher in the hammer throw with a throw of 185 feet. Brinkmann was third in the discus, also, with a toss of 158 feet, seven inches.
Arran Davis earned third in the javelin with a throw of 173 feet, nine inches.
In the triple jump, Jake Sanderson finished sixth with a distance of 45 feet, two and one-fourth inches.
Brian Brochman placed sixth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 16:56.37.
Bunkers was seventh in the 200 with a time of 22.28. Bunkers finished eighth in the 400, as well, with a time of 50.26.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Mike Bredeson finished eighth with a time of 16.25. Bredeson also tied for 12th in the high jump with a leap of six feet, three-fourth inches.
Dillon Bales threw the shot put 41 feet, eight and three-fourth inches for 14th place.
Ryan Jorgenson placed 18th in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, six inches.
Andrew Thies was ninth in the one mile with a time of 4:36.10. In the 800, Thies also finished 21st with a time of 2:03.11.
Colombe was 15th in the 100 with a time of 11.40.
In Arkansas on the women's side, Tera Potts posted a second-place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:04.19, the fourth-best time in school history.
In the high jump, Mary Wirth earned fifth-place with a jump of five feet, six and one-half inches.
Krista Creager was ninth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:44.84.
The women's 4x100 meter relay team of Odegaard, Shearer, Fritz and Bren was also ninth in 47.23, the third-best time at SDSU.
Lora Shearer placed 10th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.39 for fifth place on the school top-five.
Jessica McDonald was 13th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.48.
Ashley Odegaard finished 14th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.21. Odegaard was also 20th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 10 and one-fourth inches.
Megan Bren finished 17th in the 200 with a time of 24.91, and Gina Fritz finished 0.01 seconds behind Bren for 18th. Bren's time is a personal best and the fourth-best in school history. Fritz joins Bren on the leaderboard with the fifth-best time.
On the men's side in Arkansas, Jared Ailts scored a third-place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:54.57.
Greg Vollmer finished the 3000 meter steeplechase in 9:31.32, good for fourth place.
Jared Vlastuin posted a sixth-place finish in the high jump with a leap of six feet, 11 inches, a personal best and fourth-best mark in school history. Vlastuin was also 10th in the long jump with a jump of 23 feet, one-half inch.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Priebe, Evan Bunkers, Thielen and Schneller was 11th with a time of 3:18.69.
Calvin Cammack was also 11th, but at a tie in the pole vault, with a height of 15 feet, five inches.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Brandon Priebe was 15th in 15.11. Priebe was also 17th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.31.
Chris Curry finished the 100 meter dash in 18th place with a time of 11.10. Curry was also 18th in the 200 with a time of 22.09.
Complete results from both meets are available at the beginning of this article.
The Jacks are back in action on Friday, April 6, at the USD Duals.