Lubbers and Kavan lead the way
for Coyotes at the Sioux City Relays Betsy Lubbers and Ramsey Kavan won titles to highlight the performances of The University of South Dakota menâ�?�?s and womenâ�?�?s track and field squads at the Sioux City Relays on Friday. Lubbers (Sr., Watertown) led a 1-2 finish by the Coyotes in the womenâ�?�?s triple jump. Lubbers won the event by going 36â�?�?05 while Tia Haines (So., White Lake) took second at 35â�?�?10. In addition, Natalie Stout (Jr., Crofton, NE) was fourth (34â�?�?09.50) in the womenâ�?�?s triple jump. Kavan (So., Yankton) captured the title in the womenâ�?�?s 3,000-meter run in 10:22.32. Two other Coyotes also placed in the womenâ�?�?s 3,000-meter run including Sarah Wickman (Fr., Iowa City, IA), who was second (10:55.02) and Tianna Hurtado (So., Loveland, CO), who was third (11:57.37). Also for the womenâ�?�?s team, Carrie Egging (Jr., Gurley, NE) was fourth (1:00.63) in the 400-meter dash and ninth (1:08.00) in the 400-meter hurdles. Jessica Lundgren (Jr., Truman, MN) took fifth (19:45.88) in the 5,000-meter run. Terry Liggins (Sr., Omaha, NE) led the way for the Coyote menâ�?�?s team by finishing third in the menâ�?�?s 400-meter hurdles with a clocking of :54.82. Liggins also recorded the top time in the menâ�?�?s 110-meter hurdles by clocking a :14.39, which is an NCAA Division II provisional mark for the outdoor nationals later this spring. Also for the Coyote menâ�?�?s team, Jeff Sebern (Fr., Brookings) was fourth (44'09.50) in the menâ�?�?s triple jump. Several Coyote men qualified for the finals on Saturday. Jared Clement (Fr., LeMars, IA) and Andrew Langner (Fr., Madison) qualified for the menâ�?�?s 100-meter dash finals. Clement had a clocking of :11.04 while Langner had a time of :11.25. Both the menâ�?�?s 4×200-meter relay (third, 1:30.40) and 4×100-meter relay (second, :42.69) qualified for the finals. Lauren Krell (Jr., Hartford) was fourth (:13.00) and qualified for the finals in the womenâ�?�?s 100-meter dash. The USD womenâ�?�?s 4×100-meter relay squad (second, :49.89) qualified for the finals on Saturday. In addition, Crystal Schiernbeck (Fr., Ida Grove, IA) qualified for the finals in the womenâ�?�?s 100-meter hurdles (fifth, :15.66).