Track opens outdoor season with three meets
The South Dakota State track and field teams are opening their outdoor season this weekend as they travel to three meets. The Jackrabbits are sending groups to the Arizona State University Invite, the Raleigh Relays and the Wayne State Invitational. (All times listed below are Central.)
Seventeen Jackrabbits (six men, 11 women) are traveling to the Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Jackrabbits are set to compete over two days (Friday & Saturday) this weekend.
11 a.m.: Men’s Discus (Mack)
1 p.m.: Women’s Long Jump (Jazzelena Black, Carly Carper)/Men’s Long Jump (Jeremiah Ary)
1 p.m.: Men’s High Jump (Connor Berg, Zach Koosman, Jake Sanderson)/Women’s High Jump (Kali Olson, Mary Wirth)
1:05 p.m.: Women’s Discus (Assmus, Paulzine, Zanini)
1:05 p.m.: Women’s 100-meter High Hurdles (Marissia Hagedorn)
1:43 p.m.: Women’s 1,500-meter run (Jessica Eibs)
2:30 p.m.: Men’s 400-meter dash (Marc Husman)
2:35 p.m.: Women’s 400-meter dash (Jacleen Patterson)
2:55 p.m.: Women’s 100-meter dash: (Black, Carper, Gina Fritz, Hagedorn)
3 p.m.: Women’s Triple Jump (Black)/Men’s Triple Jump (Ary, Sanderson)
3:17 p.m.: Women’s 800-meter run (Eibs)
3:25 p.m.: Women’s Shot Put (Assmus, Zanini)
3:53 p.m.: Men’s 200-meter dash (Husman)
4:05 p.m.: Women’s 200-meter dash (Carper, Fritz, Patterson)
Five Jackrabbit distance runners are heading to Raleigh, N.C., for the Raleigh Relays. Drew Kraft, Joel Reichow and Brendan Sage are representing the men; Courtney Neubert and Megan West are the two women attending the meet on behalf of SDSU.
The Jackrabbits are only competing on Friday at the Raleigh Relays.
8:45 a.m.: Women’s 5,000-meter run (Neubert)
10:01 a.m.: Men’s 5,000-meter run (Sage)
5:48 p.m.: Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase (West)
6:18 p.m.: Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase (Kraft)
8:45 p.m.: Men’s 5,000-meter run (Reichow)
WAYNE STATE INVITE
The Wayne State Invite is held at the WSC Memorial Stadium in Wayne, Neb. The meet takes place on Friday and Saturday. The hammer throw (men and women) is the only event Friday. The men’s hammer throw starts at 11 a.m., followed immediately with the women.
The action on Saturday starts at 11 a.m., as the men’s javelin is the first event of the day. The running events begin with the 10,000-meter run (men and women combined) at 11:30 a.m.
Twenty-two Jackrabbits garnered All-Summit League honors at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The Jackrabbit men were picked to finish third in The Summit League Preseason Poll and the women were selected fourth.
The Jackrabbits travel to Yankton, S.D., for the Dakota Duals. The Dakota Duals are held on April 5.