Liggins earns honors at championship

Liggins earns honors at championship
Junior Terry Liggins of the South Dakota men's track and field squad earned All-American honors by finishing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, NC.

Liggins, who was second in the 110-meter hurdles in 2006, clocked a season-best 14.23 in the preliminaries on Friday night. Then, Liggins had a fourth-place clocking of 14.29 in the 110-meter hurdles finals on Saturday night. With his performance, Liggins earned his fourth career All-American honor.

Also competing in the finals on Saturday was junior Tyler Wetering of Sioux Falls, who finished ninth with a career-best time of 3:50.12 in the men's 1,500-meter run. Wetering finished just .30 out of eighth place and All American honors.

For the Coyote women's team, junior Shaneaka Parkes of Brown's Hill, Minard Hill, Jamaica, finished 13th in the women's javelin with a throw of 38.31 meters. She was sixth in her flight of the javelin.

The Coyote men finished with five team points at the championships. The USD women's team did not score at nationals. In the men's team race, Abilene Christian won the national title with 105.50 points. Lincoln University won the women's title with 82.50 team points.

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