USD track & field team has 18 champions at Coyote Classic Four members of The University of South Dakota track & field team were double event winners to lead South Dakota to a strong showing at the Coyote Classic which was held April 24 in Elk Point. At the event, South Dakota had 18 event champions.
Sophomore Vinnie Olson , Pierre, won the shot put with a mark of 48'8.5 and the hammer throw with a toss of 122'4.
Olson also was third in the discus with a throw of 145'5. Junior Paul Brozik, Winner, tied with teammate sophomore
Derek Pelc, Norfolk, NE for first place in the high jump event with a mark of 6'6. He also was the winner in the long jump with a mark of 23'1. Sophomore Brianne Vette, Spearfish, won the triple jump with a mark of 38'5.5, and won the long jump with a leap of 17'7.25. Sophomore Jennie Buller, Utica, won the 1,500-meter run in 5:08.36 and the 800-meter run in 2:25.72.
Also for the men's team was freshman Jesse Coy, Hill City, who won the 800-meter run in 2:01.38. Freshman Branden Huber, Huron, won the 1,500-meter run in 4:23.42, as freshman Pat Colleran, Sioux Falls, was second in 4:30.19.
In the 110-meter hurdles, senior Josh Hofer, Freeman, finished first in :14.72, while freshman Jason Briggs, Mitchell, was second (:15.26). Briggs won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.05 and Hofer won the 200-meter dash in :22.39. In the men's 3,000-meter run, junior Jacob Christensen, Hill City, won in 9:15.09, while sophomore Dave Johansson, Ghent, MN finished second in 9:23.26. Freshman Sam Pribyl, Webster, was second in the long jump (19'0) behind Brozik, and junior Chad Bell, Alexandria, finished second in the javelin throw with a mark of 154-7.
For the women's squad, senior Mandi Muller, Schuyler, NE, won the hammer throw with a toss of 162-8, and was second in the discus (147'2.) Junior Sarah Hoffman, Mitchell, won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.28 and was second in the 100-meter hurdles (:15.09). Sophomore Emily Fox, Sioux Falls, won the 200-meter dash in :24.83, while sophomore Courtney Tritle,Winner, was second in :25.40.
Jefferson native sophomore Laura Schmitz finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.46). Freshman TiffanyBarber, Chester, was second in the shot put (37'1), while sophomore Susan Chamberlain (Earling, IA was third with a toss of 36'9.
Freshman Kassidi Myrick, Winner, was second in the hammer throw behind Muller with a mark of 154'4, while freshman Monica Miller (Lyons, NE, finished second in the 400-meter dash (1:03.98). Freshman Amanda Dykstra, Yankton, was second in the 100-meter dash (:12.67). Junior Aimee Dunlop, Woodbine, IA, was second in the 1,500-meter run in 5:16.46.
The women's 4X100-meter relay, which featured Fox, freshman Amber Bretschneider, Pierce, NE, freshman Tina Klith, Iowa City, IA, and freshman Amanda Dykstra, Yankton, won the event in :49.68.