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Reichow runs to second-place finish

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/16/2014 09:58:19
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FARGO, N.D. – Joel Reichow ran to a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run on the first day of the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Reichow posted a final time of 31 minutes, 00.40 seconds to claim second.

Also in the 10,000-meter run, Brendan Sage (31:34.29) and Trevor Capra (31:41.06) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

Bennett Mercil represented the Jackrabbits in the decathlon event. He started out the day with a time of 11.88 in the 100-meter dash. Mercil recorded a personal-best distance of 21 feet, 1 1/2 inches to place third in the long jump event. In the shot put event, Mercil recorded a mark of 35-11 1/2. He cleared a height of 5-9 3/4 in the high jump and in the final event of the day, the 400-meter dash, Mercil clocked in for a time of 55.07.  Overall, Mercil is currently in seventh with a total of 3,100 points.

Mercil concludes the decathlon event tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. (110-meter hurdles).

Three Jackrabbit throwers placed in the top-10 of the men’s hammer throw event. Cullen Mack led the Jackrabbit contingent with his seventh-place finish (170-11). Ryan Ackman and Austin Benson rounded out the top-10 with their ninth- and 10th-place finishes, respectively.

Ackman posted a mark of 167-9, while Benson recorded a distance of 162-3.

Blair Seymour placed fifth in the javelin throw with his mark of 159-10.

The Jackrabbits are currently in third-place with a total of 19 points.

The second day of action starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the running of the 110-meter hurdles (decathlon).

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