Coyote women capture NCC track title

Coyote women capture NCC track title The South Dakota women's track and field team captured the North Central Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday in Fargo, ND, while the USD men's squad took second place.

The women's team championship is the first since 1998, breaking a five-year stretch of consecutive second-place finishes.

The women scored 230.50 team points, edging North Dakota State, which had

201 points. Nebraska-Omaha rounded out the top three on the women's side with 129.50 points.

Individually on Saturday, two Coyote women took home NCC titles, as senior Brianne Edwards (Spearfish) won the 100-meter hurdles (14.11) and freshman Aimee Nielsen (Mason City, IA) recorded a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run (10:10.52).

In the 400-meter hurdles, USD placed six in the top eight, led by a second-place finish by junior Sarah Hoffman (Mitchell) in a time of 1:03.92.

On the men's side, South Dakota was second with 178.

Senior Tony Turgeon (Sioux Falls) claimed an individual title for the Coyotes in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:49.28. The title was Turgeon's second of the championships, as he won the 10,000-meter run on Friday.

South Dakota had three placewinners in the triple jump, led by freshman Derek Gearman (Lennox), who took second with a mark of 49'01''.00.

Women's Team Standings

1. South Dakota (230.50)

2. North Dakota State (201)

3. Nebraska-Omaha (129.50)

4. North Dakota (96.50)

5. Minnesota State (78)

6. South Dakota State (69)

7. Augustana (30.50)

8. St. Cloud State (23)

Women's Saturday

Breakdown

100-Meter Dash: Heidi Muellenberg, fourth, 12.55.

200-Meter Dash: Steph Gebhart, fourth, 24.74; Emily Fox, sixth, 25.05; Heidi Muellenberg, eighth, 25.46.

400-Meter Dash: Emily Fox, third, 55.07; Steph Gebhart, fourth, 55.75.

800-Meter Run: Kassy Laber, third, 2:13.12; Wesleigh Hardy, seventh, 2:15.97; Meghann Reifenrath, eighth, 2:16.34.

1,500-Meter Run: Wesleigh Hardy, third, 4:40.27; Mary Bennett, fourth, 4:42.44; Aimee Nielsen, seventh, 4:43.49.

3,000-Meter Run: Aimee Nielsen, first, 10:10.52; Wesleigh Hardy, fourth, 10:28.75.

5,000-Meter Run: Jen Feely, fifth, 18:36.26; Amanda Roemen, seventh, 18:39.87.

100-Meter Hurdles: Brianne Edwards, first, 14.11; Diana Scott, second, 14.38; Sarah Hoffman, fourth, 14.55.

400-Meter Hurdles: Sarah Hoffman, second, 1:03.92; Amber Stoltenburg, fourth, 1:04.15; Laura Schmitz, fifth, 1:04.74; Diana Scott, sixth, 1:04.80; Mandy Manning, seventh, 1:05.80; Mara McGill, eighth, 1:07.72.

3,000-Meter Steeplechase: Amy Steckelberg, sixth, 11:51.31.

4×100-Meter Relay: (Heidi Muellenberg, Emily Fox, Courtney Tritle, Steph Gebhart), third, 47.58.

4×400-Meter Relay: (Kassy Laber, Laura Schmitz, Sarah Hoffman, Emily Fox), fourth, 3:55.07.

Triple Jump: Brianne Edwards, second, 40'11.75.

Men's Team Standings

1. North Dakota State (298)

2. South Dakota (178)

3. Minnesota State (113.50)

4. South Dakota State (72)

5. St. Cloud State (58.50)

6. North Dakota (53)

7. Augustana (43)

Men's Saturday Breakdown

100-Meter Dash: Eric Kittles, third, 10.94; David Coley, fifth, 11.24.

200-Meter Dash: David Coley, eighth, 22.33.

800-Meter Run: Shane Roder, third, 1:51.28.

1,500-Meter Run: Nathan Seier, sixth, 3:59.23; Tyler Wetering, seventh, 4:00.43.

5,000-Meter Run: Tony Turgeon, first, 14:49.28.

110-Meter Hurdles: Wayne Reynolds, third, 14.78; Jim Vahrenkamp, sixth, 15.49.

400-Meter Hurdles: Wayne Reynolds, third, 53.30; Chad Erling, fourth, 53.65; Jason Briggs, eighth, 56.03.

3,000-Meter Steeplechase: Matthew Dewald, eighth, 9:25.01.

4×100-Meter Relay: (Colte Haines, Merritt Groh, Eric Kittles, David Coley), third, 42.17.

4×400-Meter Relay: (Wayne Reynolds, Merritt Groh, Chad Erling, Shane Roder), fourth, 3:18.73.

Triple Jump: Derek Gearman, second, 49'01''.00; Paul Brozik, third, 46'08''.75; Jordan Davis, fourth, 45'09''.75.

Shot Put: Bill Gassen, second, 49'10''.00; A.J. Schable, fourth, 48'05''.50.

Javelin: Mark Liebl, third, 189'04''.

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