Men, women combine for top performances

Men, women combine for top performances South Dakota will host the 1999 North Central Conference Indoor track and field championships Friday and Saturday.

The meet opens Friday at 10 a.m. with the pentathlon. Action starts Saturday at 11 a.m. The USD men and women are the defending champions.

The Coyotes held the Hy-Vee Invitational Feb. 18 and the USD men and women combined for 18 first-place performances.

Stephanie Knight set a meet record and she broke her own school record with a first-place clocking of 1:14.13 in the 500. Brandy Echternach broke her own school mark in the weight throw with a throw of 55-10 for a national provisional mark and she was provisional in the shot put with a second-place mark of 47-3 1/2.

Other winning marks for the USD women were:

Michelle Munsen, 200 (25.44, meet record); Krista Trei, 800 (2:14.17, provisional national qualifier); Molly Wedel, one mile (5:03.07, meet record, provisional national qualifier); Jennifer Hasvold, high jump (5-3); Michelle Mellegaard, triple jump (38-2 1/2, meet record, provisional national qualifier); 4×400 relay — Cori Verbeski, Munsen, Trei, Knight (3:53.77, provisional national qualifier).

Winning for the USD men:

Rich Adams, 55 (6.56); Manuel Williams, 200 (22.59); Andrew Neugebauer, 500 (1:04.60, meet record); Mike Gade, one mile (4:12.01, meet record, provisional national qualifier); Josh Hofer, 55 hurdles (7.76); Ryan O'Malley, high jump (6-6, meet record); Will Hardin, long jump (22-10); 4×400 relay � Tom Green, Neugebauer, Williams, John Kehoe (3:18.45, meet record, provisional national qualifier).

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