McDougle breaks record at Howard Wood Relays

McDougle breaks record at Howard Wood Relays Ronnie McDougle set a new Howard Wood Dakota Relays record and Andrew Neugebauer continued his outstanding outdoor season with another 800-meter title as South Dakota had several strong performances at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls on May 4.

McDougle scorched to a 21.79 in the 200-meters, breaking the record of Tom Green (USD, 22.22, 2000). Green was unable to defend the title as he is redshirting this outdoor season.

In the 200-meter dash, Michael Williams finished fourth (22.36) while Pat Belling was ninth (23.06).

Neugebauer, who was the NCC Outdoor Men's Track Athlete of the Week, won the 800-meter run in 1:50.67, with James Jeffrey finishing fourth in 1:54.27. Lee Lockwood was first in the 400-meter dash in 49.75. Jason Probasco finished second in the 5,000-meter run in 14:51.66 while Adam Lindahl was fourth in 15:14.23.

For the women, Molly Wedel was third in the 1,500-meter run in 4:38.73. The 4×400 relay team finished second in 3:50.53.

Due to weather conditions, competition at the relays ended early Saturday night, May 5. Prior to the weather problems, the South Dakota Coyotes captured four titles and four-second place finishes:

Men's events

100-meter dash � Aaron Dykstra, first, 10.89, McDougle, second, 11.05; 110-meter hurdles � Josh Hofer, second, 15.19; 4×100-meter relay � USD, first, 43.22; discus throw � Ryan Bell, first 136'02", Chad Bell, third, 135'05"; shot put � Bill Gassen, first, 53'06.50", Vinnie Olson, fifth, 46'02.50".

Women's events

100-meter dash � Sara Deckert, second, 12.36, JeJe Walker, third, 12.61, Nicole Mitchell, 12th, 13.29; 100-meter hurdles � Tonya Kneifl, second, 14.85, Brianna Vette, fourth, 15.34, Laura Schmitz, 10th, 16.58, Chelsey Roberts, 11th, 16.91; long jump � Tonya Kneifl, second, 17'03.75", Brianna Vette, fourth, 16'08.75".

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