Lubbers and Kavan lead the way for Coyotes at the Sioux City Relays

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 men's and women'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 women's triple jump. Lubbers won the event by going 36'05 while Tia Haines (So., White Lake) took second at 35'10. In addition, Natalie Stout (Jr., Crofton, NE) was fourth (34'09.50) in the women's triple jump.

Kavan (So., Yankton) captured the title in the women's 3,000-meter run in 10:22.32. Two other Coyotes also placed in the women'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 women'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 men's team by finishing third in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a clocking of :54.82. Liggins also recorded the top time in the men'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 men's team, Jeff Sebern (Fr., Brookings) was fourth (44'09.50) in the men'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 men's 100-meter dash finals. Clement had a clocking of :11.04 while Langner had a time of :11.25. Both the men'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 women's 100-meter dash. The USD women'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 women's 100-meter hurdles (fifth, :15.66).

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