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Relay records fall at Drake

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 04/25/2014 22:09:07

DES MOINES, Iowa – The South Dakota State women's track and field team set two school records Friday at the Drake Relays. The Jackrabbits broke both 4x200-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay school records.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Jacleen Patterson, Jazzelena Black, Gina Fritz and Carly Carper claimed the first school record of the day. Overall, they ran a combined time of 1 minute, 39.38 seconds to place ninth overall in the event.

The old school record of 1:40.41 was set back in 2011 by Heather Wollman, Ashley Odegaard, Megan Bren and Brittany Garner.

The second school record to fall on the day was in the 4x800-meter relay. The group of Jessica Eibs, Lindsey Strait, Bobbie McLaury and Karley Konkol crossed the finish line in 9:01.40 to place 10th overall. Their time today broke the school record of 9:05.50 set back in 1986.

Back in 1986, the team of Fordham, Stevenson, Young and Snedeker posted a time of 9:05.50.

In the prelims of the 4x100-meter relay, the team of Patterson, Black, Fritz and Carper posted an overall time of 47.28 to take 17th.

Kali Olson placed 12th in the high jump event with her height of 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches.

Amy Paulzine tied her season-best distance of 142-2 in the javelin throw to finish 10th.

Shelby Assmus placed 11th in the discus throw with her mark of 147-2.

The 4x1600-meter relay team of Laura Lawton, Eibs, Strait and Samantha Anderson ran to a ninth-place finish Thursday night as they ran a time of 21:08.80. They move into eighth all-time at SDSU.

In addition to competing at the Drake Relays, the Jackrabbits took part in the Kip Janvrin Open.

McKenzie Johnson and Trisha Sumption posted top-10 finishes in the hammer throw Thursday. Johnson (152-6) took seventh and Sumption (143-0) placed ninth.

In the discus throw, Silvia Zanini recorded a mark of 132-6 as she placed fifth. Also in the discus throw, Becca Fischer claimed 10th with her distance of 126-2.

Courtney Trapp and Logan Amdahl finished fifth and seventh, respectively in the pole vault event. Trapp posted a height of 10-11 3/4, while Amdahl cleared a mark of 10-6.

Ashley Wagner cleared a personal-best height of 5-4 1/4 in the high jump as she finished fourth.

Monique Mack leaped a distance of 14-5 in the long jump event. Mack placed 23rd overall.

Jenna Stephens recorded a top-10 finish in the triple jump event. Stephens jumped a personal-best distance of 35-6 1/2 to finish eighth.

In the javelin throw, Erin Ellinger tallied a top-10 finish as she placed seventh with her mark of 105-3.

Three Jackrabbit throwers placed in the top-10 of the shot put event. Johnson went on to win the shot put event with her mark of 44-6 3/4. Also in the event, Zanini took sixth (41-7 1/4) and Sumption claimed tenth (38-7 1/2)

Brooke Peterson, Megan West and S. Anderson all placed in the top-10 of the 1,500-meter run. Peterson (fourth) posted a time of 4:42.95, while West (seventh) and S. Anderson (ninth) ran times of 4:45.82 and 4:49.82, respectively. S. Anderson’s time today is a personal-best for her in the 1,500-meter run.

Marissia Hagedorn took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 14.82.

Hagedorn and Evelyn Klein both posted personal-best times in the 400-meter hurdles. Hagedorn (1:04.66) claimed the runner-up spot, while Klein (1:06.48) placed seventh. Also in the race, Lori Foltz (1:04.71) finished third.

Sydney Proiette and Trapp finished back-to-back in the 100-meter dash. Proiette posted a time of 13.23 to finish 18th and Trapp took 19th with her time of 13.29.

Nina Tucker took 29th in the 200-meter dash with her time of 27.79.

In the 400-meter dash, Kala McDonald (1:00.26) placed 10th.

Erica Meyer ran a personal-best time of 2:20.01 in the 800-meter run to place eighth.

In the 5,000-meter run, Alex Suhr posted a fourth-place finish with her personal-best time of 18:07.78. Also in the 5k, Jenna Grossenburg placed fifth (18:14.92) and Cheyanne Bowers took 10th (18:31.86).

Kirsten Anderson placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with her personal-best time of 11:09.38.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Jessica McDonald, K. McDonald, Klein and Foltz took third with their overall time of 4:01.30.

The Jackrabbits wrap up the Drake Relays tomorrow and are at the 89th Howard Wood Dakota Relays next weekend.

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