USD women's track, field announces three signings The University of South Dakota head women's track coach Lucky Huber announced April 12 the signing of three future Coyotes.
Laura Schmitz of Jefferson, Sarah Menghini of Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, NE, and Diana Scott of Norfolk, NE, have signed national letters of intent to compete for USD's track and field squad for the 2000-2001 year.
While competing for the Elk Point/Jefferson Huskies, Schmitz has excelled in the hurdles as well as volleyball. In the 1999 South Dakota state track meet Schmitz finished fifth in the 300 meter hurdles. Schmitz also holds school records in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, as well as the 1600 and 400 meter relays. She was also named to Who's Who Among American High School Students. She is the daughter of Steve and Gail Schmitz.
Menghini, a Class B standout, has been a state qualifier for the past three years, finishing third in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes in the 1999 meet. Menghini holds six school records, which include the 100, 200, 400, 400 meter relay, 800 meter relay, and 1600 meter relay. Not only has Menghini excelled in track and field but she has excelled in the classroom. She is a board member of the National Honors Society for the Omaha metro area. She is a student ambassador and has been named to Who's Who in America twice. She is the daughter of John and Julie Menghini.
Scott placed third in the Class A 100 meter hurdles, second in the 300 meter hurdles and anchored the fifth place 1600 meter relay at the 1999 Nebraska State Track Meet. She is the school record holder in the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and the 1600 meter relay. Scott also has been recognized for her excellence in volleyball and basketball. She is the daughter of Henry and Rosella Scott.
In addition to these three standouts the Coyotes added Jenoa Walker (Omaha North) and Tesi Dawson (Altoona, IA) during the fall signing period.