South Dakota men’s, women’s teams secure titles

South Dakota men's, women's teams secure titles
Led by Terry Liggins and Heidi Muellenberg, the South Dakota men's and women's track and field squads had strong performances at the Wildcat Classic at Wayne State College on Monday in Wayne, NE. The Coyotes had a total of 10 titles between its men's and women's squads.

Both Muellenberg, a senior from Redfield, and Liggins, a junior from Omaha, NE, had two individual wins. Muellenberg led the USD women's team by winning the 100-meter dash in 12.07 while capturing the 200-meter dash title in 25.26.

The Coyote men's squad was led by Liggins, who won both the 110-meter hurdles in 14.69 and the 400-meter hurdles title in 54.86. Liggins' clocking in the 110-meter hurdles was an NCAA Division II provisional mark to nationals.

Other USD women's highlights:

Andrene Miller (Manchester, Jamaica) won the triple jump at 38'00.25 and finished second in the long jump at 17'11.50. USD took the top five spots in the triple jump. Aside from Miller's winning performance, Natalie Stout (Crofton, NE) was second at 37'00.25 while Tia Haines (White Lake), was third, 36'03.50; Carrie Gonsor (Pierre), fourth, 36'01.50; and Betsy Lubbers (Watertown), fifth, 36'01.25. Stout was also fourth in the long jump at 17'02.25.

Shaneaka Parkes (Manchester, Jamaica) won the women's javelin throw with a toss of 145'06. Amber Schmidt (Hartford) was fourth with a throw of 100'07.

In the women's 4×100 meter relay, USD captured both first and second with squads recording times of 48.47 and 49.71, respectively. The Coyotes were also second in the 4×400-meter relay in 4:12.66.

Aside from Muellenberg, USD also had third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively by Lauren Krell (Hartford), 12.42; and Jenessa Filler (Crooks), 12.49, in the 100-meter dash. Rosalie Brueske (Woonsocket) was second in the 200-meter dash in 26.04 while Krell was fourth in 26.53.

Brueske also won the 400-meter dash with a clocking of 1:00.05.

In the women's discus throw, Jasmine Mosley (Bellevue, NE) finished second with a throw of 140'0, while Amy Velthoff (Panama, IA), took fourth with a toss of 128'06. Velthoff was also second (160'02) and Mosley, fourth (151'09) in the women's hammer throw. Danielle Dornbusch (Papillion, NE) took sixth (134'03) in the hammer throw.

Shannon Daly (Groton) was second in the 800-meter run in 2:25.76, while Heather Kuhlmann (Nebraska City, NE) captured second in the 3,000 meter run in 11:30.19.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Kiki Smith (Wahpeton, ND) was third in 14.66 with Mara McGill (Beresford), fourth, in 14.82. Carrie Egging (Gurley, NE) was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.55.

Amanda Wollman (Le Mars, IA) claimed third in the women's high jump by going 5'04.25 while Kaci Nickerson (Cambridge, NE) took fourth (10'06.75) and Megan Kahler (Dakota Dunes, SD) finished fifth (10'06.75) in the women's pole vault.

Allison Duba (Sioux Falls) took sixth in the mile run in 5:41.55.

USD men's highlights:

David Coley (Bellevue, NE) won the 200-meter dash in 21.93 and finished second in the men's 100-meter dash with a clocking of 10.81.

Tyler Williamson (Estelline) was third in the men's 400-meter dash in 50.86.

Ben Walters (Lennox) claimed three third-place finishes in the throwing events. He was third in the men's shot at 49'05; third in the discus at 148'04 and third in the hammer throw at 163'11. Preston Scott (Parker) claimed fourth place in the hammer throw at 159'08.

John Coleman (Littleton, CO) was sixth in the mile run with a clocking of 4:52.73. Gable Andrews (Council Bluffs, IA) was seventh in the 800-meter run at 2:00.46.

Beau Hoodjer (Lincoln, NE) was fifth (6'0) and Jeff Seagren (Wausa, NE), sixth (6'0) in the men's high jump.

USD's Tim Rust (Luverne, MN) claimed fourth in the pole vault by going 14'06. Tane Owens (Pierre) was sixth (13'06) and Nick Cogdill (Tyler, TX), seventh (13'0), also in the pole vault.

Corey Gross (Brandon) was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in 58.85.

USD took fourth in the men's 4×400-meter relay in 3:28.75.

The South Dakota track and field squads will compete at the Kansas Relays on April 20-21 in Lawrence, KS.

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