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Jacks run at two meets...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 04/02/2012 12:53:13

The South Dakota State men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Arkansas Spring Invitational and the Wayne State Classic this weekend...

Many personal bests and school top-fives were set this weekend.

The women in Nebraska were led by the throwers. Brooke Garner brought home the top spot in the discus with a throw of 158 feet, as well as the top hammer throw with a toss of 197 feet, nine inches. The hammer throw is a SDSU record by nearly 10 feet.

Amy Paulzine was best in the javelin with a throw of 137 feet, eight inches, which is fourth all-time at SDSU.

McKenzie Johnson placed third in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, six and one-fourth inches.

Alex Suhr placed fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:29.15.

Erica Meyer finished sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:01.52. Meyer was also seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:23.47.

Jenna Stephens earned a sixth-place tie in the high jump with a leap of four feet, 11 inches.

In the one mile, Leah Bolon was eighth in 5:25.24.

Amber Olson placed 16th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.94.

In the 200, Megan Viland was 23rd in 28.86.

On the men's side, Justin Carson was second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.11.

Jake Brinkmann was a second-place finisher in the hammer throw with a throw of 185 feet. Brinkmann was third in the discus, also, with a toss of 158 feet, seven inches.

Arran Davis earned third in the javelin with a throw of 173 feet, nine inches.

In the triple jump, Jake Sanderson finished sixth with a distance of 45 feet, two and one-fourth inches.

Brian Brochman placed sixth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 16:56.37.

The men's 4x100 meter relay team of Carson, Levi Winkels, Evan Bunkers and Austin Colombe was sixth in 43.84.

Bunkers was seventh in the 200 with a time of 22.28. Bunkers finished eighth in the 400, as well, with a time of 50.26.

In the 110 meter hurdles, Mike Bredeson finished eighth with a time of 16.25. Bredeson also tied for 12th in the high jump with a leap of six feet, three-fourth inches.

Dillon Bales threw the shot put 41 feet, eight and three-fourth inches for 14th place.

Ryan Jorgenson placed 18th in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, six inches.

Andrew Thies was ninth in the one mile with a time of 4:36.10. In the 800, Thies also finished 21st with a time of 2:03.11.

Colombe was 15th in the 100 with a time of 11.40.

In Arkansas on the women's side, Tera Potts posted a second-place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:04.19, the fourth-best time in school history.

In the high jump, Mary Wirth earned fifth-place with a jump of five feet, six and one-half inches.

Krista Creager was ninth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:44.84.

The women's 4x100 meter relay team of Odegaard, Shearer, Fritz and Bren was also ninth in 47.23, the third-best time at SDSU.

Lora Shearer placed 10th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.39 for fifth place on the school top-five.

Jessica McDonald was 13th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.48.

Ashley Odegaard finished 14th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.21. Odegaard was also 20th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 10 and one-fourth inches.

Megan Bren finished 17th in the 200 with a time of 24.91, and Gina Fritz finished 0.01 seconds behind Bren for 18th. Bren's time is a personal best and the fourth-best in school history. Fritz joins Bren on the leaderboard with the fifth-best time.

On the men's side in Arkansas, Jared Ailts scored a third-place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:54.57.

Greg Vollmer finished the 3000 meter steeplechase in 9:31.32, good for fourth place.

Dominic Thielen finished fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:52.30, while Jake Schneller was seventh in the 800 meter run seeded with a time of 1:52.99.

Jared Vlastuin posted a sixth-place finish in the high jump with a leap of six feet, 11 inches, a personal best and fourth-best mark in school history. Vlastuin was also 10th in the long jump with a jump of 23 feet, one-half inch.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Priebe, Evan Bunkers, Thielen and Schneller was 11th with a time of 3:18.69.

Calvin Cammack was also 11th, but at a tie in the pole vault, with a height of 15 feet, five inches.

In the 110 meter hurdles, Brandon Priebe was 15th in 15.11. Priebe was also 17th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.31.

Chris Curry finished the 100 meter dash in 18th place with a time of 11.10. Curry was also 18th in the 200 with a time of 22.09.

Complete results from both meets are available at the beginning of this article.

The Jacks are back in action on Friday, April 6, at the USD Duals.

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