Wirth jumps to third league title
FARGO, N.D. – Mary Wirth jumped to her third Summit League Outdoor high jump title Friday. Wirth claimed her victory with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches. Wirth broke her own facility record with her mark in the high jump today.
Along with Wirth claiming the high jump title, numerous Jackrabbits spent Friday qualifying for finals on Saturday.
Joining Wirth in the top-five of the high jump was Kali Olson. Olson cleared a personal-best height of 5-8 3/4 to place fourth. Olson’s height today moves her into a tie for second-place all-time in the SDSU record book (Jill Wittenwyler,1993).
Three Jackrabbits finished back-to-back-to-back to highlight the 3,000-meter steeplechase for SDSU. Megan West (second), Alex Suhr (third) and Kirsten Anderson (fourth) represented the Jackrabbits in the race. West clocked in at 10 minutes, 52.17 seconds, Suhr ran a time of 11:00.59 and Anderson posted a personal-best time of 11:04.25. Anderson now ranks eighth all-time in the SDSU record book. All three runners posted top-10 school times throughout the 2014 season.
In the shot put, Shelby Assmus claimed the runner-up spot with her personal-best mark of 48-4. Last year at the conference meet, Assmus posted a mark of 48-0. Her distance today still remains third all-time at SDSU.
Carly Carper tallied a distance of 18-3 in the long jump to place seventh overall.
Gina Fritz ran a time of 58.02 in the prelims of the 400-meter dash Friday. She advances to the finals with the sixth-fastest time.
Fritz and Carper also advanced to the finals of the 200-meter dash. Fritz posted a time of 24.73 and Carper crossed the finish line in 24.87. Fritz and Carper had the second- and third-fastest times, respectively.
In the 100-meter dash, Carper and Jazzelena Black qualified for the finals with their times today. Carper has the fifth-fastest time (12.18) and Black has the sixth-fastest time (12.34).
Both Marissia Hagedorn and Cailyn Schreurs qualified for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles tomorrow. Hagedorn clocked in at 14.61 for the third-fastest time, while Schreurs posted a time of 15.07 to qualify sixth.
Three Jackrabbit hurdlers will make their way to the finals of the 400-meter hurdles Saturday. Lori Foltz led the Jackrabbit pack with her third-fastest time (1:04.44) on the afternoon. Joining Foltz in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles will be Hagedorn (sixth, 1:05.67) and Evelyn Klein (eighth, 1:05.84).
In the pole vault, Logan Amdahl took eighth-place with her overall height of 10-6 3/4.
SDSU holds a 90-88 point lead over North Dakota State for first-place heading into the final day of competition.
The Jackrabbits conclude day three of the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships starting Saturday at 11 a.m. (discus & triple jump).