Edwards, Pribyl named athletes of week Brianne Edwards and Sam Pribyl of the South Dakota track and field teams have been named the North Central Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, according to an announcement Tuesday by the league office.
A senior from Spearfish, Edwards set a school record in capturing the North Central Conference heptathlon title last week in Fargo, ND. She finished with 5,105 points in the NCC heptathlon, breaking the school record held by Martha Harris and Elena Swan, who both had 5,098 points.
Edwards also won the long jump (18'07''.25), finished second in the triple jump (37'09''.75) and second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.36) at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays over the weekend.
Pribyl, a junior from Webster, set a Howard Wood Dakota Relays school and state of South Dakota collegiate record with a vault of 17'05'' in winning the pole vault on Saturday at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. The vault was the best in NCAA Division II this season.
Pribyl, who has gone 17 feet three times this spring, has already automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor nationals. Pribyl's vault broke the mark of 16'08'' held by former USD standout Derek Miles, set in 1996.
He also broke the South Dakota school record, breaking the mark held by Miles of 17'04''.5. Miles, who graduated from USD in 1996, is currently the No. 1 ranked pole-vaulter in the U.S. and is ranked in the top 10 in the world.
The South Dakota track and field teams return to action this weekend at the North Central Conference Outdoor Championships in Fargo, ND.