SDSU’s Saturday highlighted by 3K performances

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LINCOLN, Neb. – South Dakota State rewrote the program’s all-time list during a two-meet weekend at the Dakota Realty/Alumni Invitational and Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

Jackrabbit distance standouts Ellie Friesen and Anna Donnay turned in marks good enough for spots on the program’s top 10 list in the women’s 3,000. Friesen turned in a 9:50.69 for fifth place and the new eighth best all-time mark, while Donnay finished sixth, running a 9:52.44 and claiming the 10th best SDSU mark of all-time.

On the men’s side, Lukas Nelson found his name on the top ten list for the second time this season (previous was a 4:09.06 mile from Jan. 25 that put him at No. 10 all-time), running a 3,000 time of 8:17.65 to take seventh place and the new No. 5 spot on the all-time list. Joseph Minor-Williams took ninth place with a time of 8:22.54, passing head coach Rod DeHaven’s 1989 mark of 8:22.90 to claim the seventh best time in Jackrabbit history.

In the early afternoon section of the men’s mile, Tom Breuckman took second with a mark of 4:12.61.

Oksana Covey picked up fifth place in the women’s 800m with a 2:10.67, and Blake Iverson followed, also picking up fifth in the 800, this time with a mark of 1:54.15.

In Vermillion

Unattached Jackrabbit Jaymie O’Connor took second in the women’s 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8.78. SDSU’s Haley Mottinger (4th/8.86) and Kayla Neff (8th/9.40) joined O’Connor in the finals at the Dakota Realty / Alumni Invitational.

On the men’s side, Nick Wessels went .02 seconds off of his PR with a 8.09 and took first in the men’s 60m hurdles finals.

Jacob Lackas continued his success this season in the 60m hurdles. Lackas took third place in finals with a time of 8.22 to grab a new PR, and is now tied for 6th on the program’s top 10 list.

Emily Altenburg took third in the 60m dash finals with a 7.91. Jake Werner represented the Jacks in the men’s 60m dash finals and picked up a PR along the way with his 7.14 mark.

In the men’s 200m dash, Coby Hilton took first with a 21.96 and Sam Zenner picked up second with a 22.03.

In the pits, Annie Wendt and Emma Stewart tied for second in the women’s long jump with leaps of 18-02.00 and Daniel Clarke picked up a second place finish with his mark of 23-1.50. Trey Tiefenthaler took first in the men’s triple jump at a distance of 46-06.74.

The Jacks took second and third in the men’s shot put with Sam Coil (2nd/56-04.75) and Noah Huber (3rd/55-09.00).

Up Next

South Dakota State is back in action with the SDSU Indoor Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.


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