For the second straight day, a South Dakota men's relay squad finished second at the Kansas Relays.
USD's 1,600-meter sprint medley relay clocked a 3:28.10 to finish second. The team included sophomore Dominic Artis of Brooklyn Park, MN; senior David Coley of Bellevue, NE; sophomore Ben Oberle of Vermillion; and junior Scott Hargens of Sioux Falls.
Junior Terry Liggins of Omaha, NE, finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a season-best clocking of 14.40, which was also an NCAA DII provisional mark. He clocked the nation's eighth best time and finished only behind an unattached runner and two D-I athletes.
Senior Kiki Smith of Wahpeton, ND, had NCAA Division II provisional marks in the 400 hurdles and 100-meter hurdles. Smith had a personal best of 1:01.74 in the 400-meter prelims and then had a 1:02.57 and was sixth in the finals. Smith's time in the prelims of the 400-meter hurdles was the seventh best in the nation and a provisional mark to nationals. She also had a D-II provisional mark of 14.61 in the 100-meter hurdles, but did not qualify for the finals.
Mara McGill of Beresford also had a personal best in the 100-meter hurdles of 14.66, which was just 1/100 second off the provisional mark of 14.65.
The Coyote women's 4×100-meter relay squad was fourth in the university-college division with a clocking of 48.54. The team of Lauren Krell (Hartford), Jenessa Filler (Crooks), Allie Smith (Wahpeton, ND) and Heidi Muellenberg (Redfield) ran a 47.74 in the prelims, which was just off the provisional mark of 47.50. Allie Smith also had a USD-career-best 57.34 clocking in the 400-meter dash but did not qualify for the finals.