USD track athletes record top five finishes Three members of The University of South Dakota track and field team recorded top five finishes at the North Central Conference Multi-Event Championships held April 29-30 at the Schlanser Track in Fargo, ND. Leading the way was sophomore Brianne Vette, who finished second in the women's heptathlon competition. Junior
Paul Brozik (fourth) and junior Chad Rohde (fifth) were in the top five individuals in the men's decathlon competition. With his performance (6,500 points) Rohde provisionally qualified for nationals in the decathlon.
Vette, a sophomore from Spearfish, moved from fourth to second as she scored 1,933 points on Tuesday to finish the competition with 4,686 points. She finished behind Merideth Davis of Morningside, who had a two-day total of 5,504 points.
Vette's performance gives the USD women's team eight points entering the NCC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 10-11 at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
Rohde of Watertown, finished fourth in the men's decathlon competition with 6,500 points. He had 2,835 points on the second day of competition after finishing day one with 3,665 points. Rohde recorded a
clocking of :15.88 (781 points) in the 110-meter high hurdles; tossed the discus 106'0'' (510 points) pole vaulted 12'1'' 1/2 (535 points); had a javelin toss of 160'8'' (574 points); and ran the 1,500 meter run in 5:16.24
Brozik of Winner, who finished fifth, after being second on day one, had a total of 6,310 points. On day two, he ran a :16.70 (656 points) in the 110 meter high hurdles; threw the discus 100'9'' meters (479 points); pole vaulted 11'5 3/4'' (482 points); tossed the javelin 148'7'' (519 points); and ran the 1,500 meters in 5:30.16 (399 points).