Burdick, King win titles

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MACOMB, Ill. – Kyle Burdick and Rachel King picked up victories on Day 2 of the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday at Hanson Field.

The meet concludes today.


The Outdoor Track Championship MVP the last two seasons led four Jackrabbits in the top six in the 10,000-meter run with a winning time of 31 minutes, 16.94 seconds.

Burdick was runner-up in the 10K last year after winning the race in 2017.

The senior from Rapid City now has 10 league titles, including four outdoors, in his career. He’s finished outside the top three just once in 19 career starts at the Summit League meet.

Burdick will attempt to defend his title in the 1,500 and is also scheduled to run the 5K today.

He was the Indoor Track Championship MVP earlier this season after placing first in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000.


The senior from St. Michael, Minn., cruised to the title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:09.85.

She won by more than 32 seconds.

King also placed first in the steeplechase during her All-America junior campaign. She didn’t participate in the event in 2017 and took fifth in 2016.

She has nine career Summit League titles, including two outdoors, to go with a cross country crown.

King is scheduled to run the 5,000 today.

She was the 2018 Indoor Track Championship MVP. She won the 3K and 5K indoors this year.


Joseph Minor-Williams was runner-up in the 10,000 with a 31:23.03 clocking. Alexander Auch (31:52.65) placed fourth and Tom Breuckman (32:09.66) sixth.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Micah Mather (9:12.53) placed second, Michael Schwinghamer (9:20.57) fourth and Lucas Pierson (9:35.46) eighth.

Evan Hieber finished fourth in the decathlon with 6,605 points.

On Thursday, he was third in the javelin (170-1), fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.66), pole vault (12 feet, 9 1/2 inches) and 1,500 (5:01.36), and seventh in the discus (98-7).

Peter Bates was seventh with 6,052 points.

North Dakota State’s Tony Ukkelberg won the decathlon with 7,155 points.

SDSU’s Tre Manning finished fifth in the long jump (23-10) and Noah Huber was seventh in the shot put (55-11).

Six Jackrabbits qualified for the 800 final in Cal Lawton, Riley Bauer, Wyatt Gatrost, Derek Boekelheide, Josh Goehring and Blake Iverson. Lawton had the fastest qualifying time – 1:51.95.

Coby Hilton (10.39), Sam Zenner (10.51) and Daniel Clarke (10.65) were the three fastest qualifiers in the 100-meter dash. Hilton (21.02) and Zenner (21.41) had the top two times in the 200 preliminaries.

Reid Pierzinski had the top qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles (54.33) and also advanced to the finals in the 110-meter hurdles. Nick Wessels advanced in the 110 hurdles and Jake Lieberg in the 400 hurdles.

Team scores

7 of 21 events scored

North Dakota State 150, South Dakota State 62, North Dakota 23, South Dakota 23, Oral Roberts 10, Western Illinois 5.


Addison Eisenbeisz cleared 5-3 to tie for fourth in the high jump.

Anna Donnay (36:49.34) and Emily Berzonsky (36:51.16) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 10K.

Emily Altenburg (18-6) ended up sixth in the long jump and Emma Stewart (18-3 3/4) was seventh.

Madi Morehouse finished seventh in the shot put (46-0 1/2). Mackenzie Schell took eighth in the 10,000 (37:25.37) and Jamie Schweiss matched that finish in the steeplechase (11:29.41).

Oksana Covey had the top qualifying time in the 800 at 2:10.88. Defending-champion Krista Steele advanced with the fifth-best time (2:13.79). The senior won the last two league indoor titles in the 800.

Jaymie O’Connor was No. 3 in the 100-meter hurdles preliminary with a 13.87 clocking.

Lauren Van Dyke moved to the finals in the 400 and Altenburg advanced in the 100.

Team scores

9 of 21 events scored

North Dakota State 144, South Dakota 94.5, North Dakota 45.5, South Dakota State 30.5, Western Illinois 24.5, Omaha 8, Oral Roberts 4.


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