Garners lead Jacks at Championships
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Brooke and Brittany Garner led the South Dakota State University men's and women's track and field teams on the first day of The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sanford Health Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, S.D., Thursday.
Brooke Garner notched the top spot in the hammer with a toss of 184 feet two inches. She holds the school record with a mark of 187-11. Brittany Garner made a run in the pole vault, recording a personal-best mark of 12-5.50 for second place. The mark is the second-best vault in SDSU history missing the school record by two inches.
After the first day's events, both the men's and women's team stand in first place. The women with 40 points and the men with 33.
Arran Davis recorded a top finish for the Jackrabbits on the men's side with second place in the javelin after a throw of 185-07.
Michael Krsnak and Marshall Kambestad put up a fight for the top spot in the 10,000 meters, but Cosmas Ayabei of UMKC outran both on the bell lap leaving Krsnak and Kambestad in second and third, respectively. Krsnak crossed the finish line in 32 minutes 44.45 seconds while Kambestad finished in 32:46.17
On the men's side of the hammer, Jake Brinkmann finished fourth with a career-best throw of 184-06. The mark is also the second-best mark in school history, following teammate Sean Burns' school record. Burns finished behind Brinkmann in fifth with a toss of 180-08, while Ryan Ackman finished eighth with the fourth-best throw at SDSU of 171-05, also a career best.
Three Jackrabbits finished in the top-eight for 11 points in the women's javelin in Amy Paulzine, Ketty Cornemann and Mary Wirth. Paulzine finished fourth with 126-02, Cornemann finished fifth with 118-09 and Wirth finished seventh with 117-05.
The Outdoor Track and Field Championships continue Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanford Health Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, S.D. and wrap-up Saturday. The gate opens at 10 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.