Erickson breaks school record Emma Erickson broke the school record in the womenâ�?�?s outdoor 800-meter dash to lead The University of South Dakota menâ�?�?s and womenâ�?�?s track and field squads at the Mount San Antonio College Relays which concluded on Sunday. During the past several days at various California track and field meets, the USD track and field teams put together 16 provisional (13) or automatic (3) qualifying marks for the national outdoor championships later this spring. The Coyote squads competed at the Mount SAC Relays, the Long Beach Invitational and the Concordia-Irvine Open. â�?�?For a nonconference competition, I feel our menâ�?�?s and womenâ�?�?s squads had a number of remarkable performances during this trip,â�? said USD womenâ�?�?s track and field coach Lucky Huber. â�?�?They performed at a high level against outstanding competition, which included numerous Division I squads. They showed that we are ready to compete at the next level (Division I).â�? On Sunday at the Mount SAC Relays, Erickson finished second with a clocking of 2:07.57 which is an automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II outdoor nationals. Erickson finished only behind North Dakota Stateâ�?�?s Laura Hermanson who ran a 2:06.40 at the Mount SAC Relays. Erickson, who earlier this year set the South Dakota collegiate mark in the indoor 800-meter dash, broke USDâ�?�?s outdoor 800-meter mark of 2:09.82 held by Jennifer Munyan in 1997. Stephanie Gebhart (Sr., Elkton) finished third in the 400-meter dash with a season-best and automatic qualifying mark for nationals of :54.86. The clocking by Gebhart, an 18-time All-American, was the fourth fastest of her career. USDâ�?�?s 4×400-meter relay also met a provisional mark on Sunday. The relay squad, which finished fifth with a clocking of 3:47.17, included Gebhart, Erickson along with Allie Smith (Jr., Wahpeton, ND) and Rosalie Brueske (So., Woonsocket). Also for the Coyote womenâ�?�?s team, Amber Hegge (Fr., Crofton, NE) was fifth in the high jump at 5â�?�?05. The menâ�?�?s team was led by Scott Hargens (Sr., Sioux Falls), who was fifth in the menâ�?�?s 800-meter dash with a clocking of 1:51.88. Hargensâ�?�? time was a season-best and a provisional qualifying mark for the outdoor nationals. Preston Scott (Jr., Parker) finished ninth in the hammer throw with a toss of 171â�?�?0. Review of Coyote Performances on Saturday Jasmine Mosley (So., Bellevue, NE) recorded two provisional marks in throwing events during the Concordia-Irvine Open on Saturday. She won the womenâ�?�?s shot put with a throw of 44â�?�?01. She also finished second in the discus with a toss of 146â�?�?11. At the same meet, senior Tyler Wetering (Sr., Sioux Falls) finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a season-best clocking of 3:50.54. Weteringâ�?�?s time is a provisional qualifying mark for nationals. At the Long Beach Invitational, the Coyotes had three provisional marks, including one by Shaneaka Parkes (Jr., St. Ann, Minard Hill, Jamaica), who was seventh in the javelin throw at 142â�?�?01. She also met the provisional mark by finishing 11th in the womenâ�?�?s 200-meter dash with a clocking of :24.76. The womenâ�?�?s 4×100 meter relay finished fourth with a provisional mark to nationals of :47.36. The team included Jenessa Filler (Jr., Crooks), Erickson, Parkes and Gebhart. Filler also finished 14th (:25.00) in the 200-meter dash and 28th (:12.58) in the 100-meter dash. Allie Smith was 11th with a season-best of :57.54 in the 400-meter dash. Lindsay House (Jr., Lennox) was 20th (:14.98) in the 100-meter hurdles. Also for the womenâ�?�?s team, Mosley finished 31st (153â�?�?0) in the hammer throw while Danielle Dornbusch (So., Papillion, NE) was 38th (148â�?�?07) and Amy Velthoff (So., Panama, IA) was 48th (142â�?�?08). At the Long Beach meet, the menâ�?�?s team was led by Colte Haines (Sr., White Lake), who was seventh (46â�?�?01.25) in the triple jump. Josh Olson (Sr., Watertown) finished 17th (21â�?�?04) in the menâ�?�?s long jump. In the menâ�?�?s hammer throw, Scott claimed 21st place with a throw of 167â�?�?08 while Ben Walters (Jr., Lennox) was 40th at 152â�?�?11.
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