Ammons places second in hammer throw

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MACOMB, Ill. – South Dakota State’s Logan Ammons placed second in the hammer throw to open the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday at Hanson Field.

The senior from Kadoka posted a personal-best mark of 198 feet, 4 inches, which came on his first attempt. He moved into the No. 2 spot on the Jackrabbits’ all-time list.

North Dakota State sophomore Alex Talley won the event with a meet-record throw of 218 feet.

SDSU’s Evan Hieber took eighth in the javelin with a heave of 166-1.

Hieber also sits in fourth place with 3,610 points at the midway point of the decathlon.

He won the high jump after clearing 6-7 and was third in the long jump (22-1 1/2) and shot put (41-4 1/4), fourth in the 400 meters (52.94 seconds) and seventh in the 100 (11.67).

NDSU’s Tony Ukkelberg (3,798 points), Ben Klimpke (3,700) and Ryan Enerson (3,667) hold the top three spots in the overall standings.

The meet continues today.

Note: Due to impending thunderstorms, the women’s and men’s 10,000 meters were moved to Thursday and the men’s pole vault to Friday.

Team scores

2 of 21 events scored

MEN

North Dakota State 51, North Dakota 11, South Dakota State 9, South Dakota 7.

WOMEN

North Dakota State 42, North Dakota 42, South Dakota 14, Western Illinois 2.

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