Junior Scott Hargens of the South Dakota men's track and field squad has been named the North Central Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, according to an announcement released by the league office.
Hargens, from Sioux Falls, posted a time of 1:50.92 in the 800-meter run at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, CA, on Saturday. The clocking by Hargens is an NCAA Division II provisional mark to nationals and the second-best 800-meters in DII this outdoor season. Hargens, who was eighth at the event at the Mt. Sac Relays, recorded a personal best.
This is the fifth time in the 2006-07 track and field season (indoor and outdoor seasons) that a USD men's track and field athlete has received the NCC weekly honor.
Next for the South Dakota men's and women's track and field teams is the Kansas Relays on April 20-21 in Lawrence, KS.