O’Connor breaks school record, Burdick wins mile at SDSU Indoor Classic

Sean Welsh/Register: Senior Kyle Burdick begins the final lap of the mile run during the SDSU Indoor Classic on Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

BROOKINGS – Jaymie O’Connor broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles twice Saturday as the SDSU Indoor Classic concluded at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

The junior ran an 8.55 in the semifinals and an 8.52 in the finals to place second. She held the previous school mark of 8.61 seconds, set in 2017.

Kyle Burdick got off to a fast start in the mile run before settling for a time of 4:04.97 – 2.7 seconds off his personal best and .08 shy of the facility record. He placed first.

Bryant Courter picked up his seventh indoor triple jump victory, recording a mark of 48 feet, 11 1/2 inches. He was second in the long jump (23-1 3/4).

Oksana Covey won two events – the 800 (2:10.43) on Saturday and the 600 (school-record 1:32.84) on Friday.

Nick Wessels ended up second in the men’s 60-meter hurdles in 8.21 seconds – .02 off the school record.

Rachel King crossed in second in the women’s 5,000 meters in 16:33.7.

Thomas Brueckman, Derek Boekelheide, Blake Iverson and Riley Bauer won the men’s 4x800-meter relay with a 7:55.88 clocking.

On Friday, Coby Hilton won the men’s 200 (21.3 seconds) and Trent Francom placed first in the pole vault (16-8 3/4).

The hosts won the men’s team title with 129.5 points and Iowa Central Community College (89) was second. On the women’s side, North Dakota State (163) placed first and SDSU and South Dakota tied for second at 74.

The SDSU Last Chance is Friday at 3 p.m. at the SJAC. The Summit League Championships are the following weekend in Brookings.


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