Glisar second in high jump in Texas, Wolter wins triple jump in Arkansas

Megan Glisar placed second in section A of the women’s high jump as the University of South Dakota track and field team finished competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday.

Glisar, Auburn’s Maya Pressley and Texas’ Shanay Briscoe all tied for the top-mark of 6 feet (6-0), but Pressley won the event by reaching that mark with fewer misses. Pressley had one miss leading up to the final mark, while Glisar had three misses and Briscoe had four. The mark tied the school outdoor record Glisar set at the Arizona State Invitational on March 23.

Arkansas Spring Invitational

University of South Dakota student assistant coach Kenna Wolter placed first in the women’s triple jump while junior distance runner Alex Hohenthaner placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to lead USD track’s finishes at the Razorback Spring Invitational.

Wolter won with a 41-4½ mark, which was 2 feet and 10¾ inches better than second place Shantel Thompson, who competed unattached.

Rachel Weinandt had the second-best finish for the women with a fourth in the 800 (2:17.12), while Lindsey Montileaux was fifth in the same event (2:17.20). Ashley Sveum was sixth in the 400 (56.96) and Taryn Derickson was sixth in the high jump (5-5) to round out the women’s top finishers.

Hohenthaner finished third in the steeplechase to lead USD’s men finishers. His time of 9:35.87 was a personal best by 17 seconds. Jeff O’Connell added a top-five with a fifth in the long jump (23-9), Michael Burrus placed sixth in the 100 (10.72), and Stephen Nielson was 6th in the 800 (1:58.44).

The USD track teams will next compete at the Dakota Duels in Yankton on April 6.

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