Chase Anderson of St. Cloud, MN, Deb Dodds Duggan of Council Bluffs, IA, and Dr. Jay Ortman of Canistota, were recognized during the meet on Saturday. All three were inducted into the USD Track and Field Hall of Honor in a ceremony at Pro's Sports Bar in Vermillion, following the meet.
Anderson, who grew up in Mitchell, was an All-American triple jump performer for the Coyotes (fifth, indoors, 1997). He was a member of the Coyote squad that finished third in the team standings at the 1997 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. That team also won the NCC Indoor title. Anderson had a personal-best of 49'0.5 in the triple jump. He coached at USD for one year (2003-04) while attending the USD School of Law before completing his law degree at Drake University in May 2006. His wife Michelle was captain of U-Dance while attending USD. In April 2008, he competed in the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN (4:00.54).
Originally of Algona, IA, Dodds Duggan was an outstanding hurdler for the Coyotes. She won three NCC indoor 55-meter titles (1983, 1985 and 1986) and helped lead South Dakota to a second-place team finish at the 1986 league meet. She was a member of three teams (1983, 1984, 1985) that finished third at the NCC Indoor Championships. Dodds Duggan competed at the indoor nationals in the 100-meter hurdles and the 55-meter hurdles. After receiving a bachelor of science degree in recreation in 1987 from USD, she worked for the First National Bank of Omaha, NE, as a customer representative and also served as manager of the employment center. She is married to former Coyote football standout Jim Duggan. They have three children.
Originally of Canistota, Ortman was an All-American high jumper (sixth, indoors, 1991) at South Dakota. A pre-medicine major at USD, he participated as a decathlete for the Coyote men's team. Ortman also qualified for the outdoor nationals with a personal-best of 7'0.25 in the high jump. After leaving USD following his junior year, he graduated with honors at the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis. He also earned his certification as a sports physician. Ortman returned to Canistota where he continues to practice with eight of his family members.