Erickson sets school/state record

Erickson sets school/state record
Emma Erickson of The University of South Dakota women's track and field team set a school and state record in the women's indoor 800-meter run at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational which concluded on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, NE.

Erickson had a clocking of 2:09.30, which broke the mark of 2:10.20 set by USD's Jennifer Munyan in 1997. In addition, Erickson had an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying time with the nation's top women's performance in the 800-meter run.

Highlighting the men's team performance was Scott Hargens (Sr. Sioux Falls), who finished third in the 800-meter run with a provisional mark of 1:52.80. Hargens finished behind two Division I runners from Illinois and Kansas State. His teammate Josh Jeffery (Sr. Spearfish) finished eighth with a time of 1:55.64 in the 800-meter run.

Terry Liggins (Sr., Omaha, NE) took fifth-place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.05. He finished only behind Division I and unattached athletes. Liggins recorded an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Division II nationals in the prelims on Friday with a time of 8.0.

Dominic Artis (Jr., Brooklyn Park, MN) finished in eighth place in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 21.93 on Saturday. Artis met provisional times in both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash in the preliminaries on Friday. He clocked a time of 6.889 in the 60-meter dash and a time of 21.79 in the 200 meter dash.

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