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Paulzine claims conference hammer throw title

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/15/2014 21:24:04
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FARGO, N.D. – Amy Paulzine claimed her first Summit League hammer throw title Thursday as the South Dakota State women’s track & field team competed on the opening day of the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Paulzine won the title with her mark of 169 feet, 3 inches. Three other Jackrabbit throwers posted top-five results. Paulzine’s win today marks the fourth time a Jackrabbit thrower has won the women’s hammer throw title in the past six years.

Claiming the runner-up spot was Shelby Assmus with her mark of 167-5. Trisha Sumption and McKenzie Johnson finished back-to-back with their fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively.  Sumption recorded a personal-best mark of 166-1 and Johnson posted a distance of 162-7.

Paulzine also placed third in the javelin throw with her mark of 135-9.

Cheyanne Bowers and Jenna Grossenburg both debuted in the 10,000-meter run Thursday night and ran to third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively. Bowers clocked in at 37 minutes, 49.03 seconds, while Grossenburg crossed the finish line in 37:51.67.

The women’s pole vault was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. today, but due to weather it will be moved to Friday at 3 p.m.

The Jackrabbits are currently in first-place with 44 points.

The Jackrabbits are back in action tomorrow starting at 4 p.m. (high jump).

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