Track shines in Yankton meet

Dustin Veurink


The Jackrabbit track and field teams were busy winning in Yankton in Apr. 9.

The women’s team won five events at the South Dakota/North Dakota Double Dual in Yankton. Sophomore Brooke Garner didn’t win the hammer throw, but she did break the school record in the event with a second place throw of 187 feet, 11 inches. However,Garner did win the discus with a throw of 158 feet.

“Brooke had an outstanding day to go with what is

s becoming a breakout season for her,” said head coach Rod DeHaven. “The exciting part is that there is quite a bit of season left and the hammer throw and discus are events that we usually get better as the season progresses.”

Senior sprinters Brittany Garner and Heather Wollman claimed the 100 and 200 meter events. Garner’s time in the 100 meter was 11.99 seconds and Wollman’s time was 24.70 seconds in the 200.

Two relay teams also finished first on the women’s side. The 4 x 100 relay team won with a time of 46.57 seconds and the 4 x 400 relay team won with a time of 3:49.51.

The women defeated the University of North Dakota 103-87 and lost to the University of South Dakota 105-90.

The men’s team won eight events at the dual.

Junior Luke Leischner won the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.69 seconds. Leischner also finished second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.83 seconds.

Hammer thrower specialists Sean Burns and Jake Brinkmann finished first and second in the event with throws of 184-11 and 180-11. Brinkmann’s throw is second in school history.

The men’s hurdlers had a good turnout. Matt Dunbar and Brandon Priebe finished first and second in the 110 meter hurdles with times of 15.01 and 15.13 seconds. Priebe also won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.90 seconds.

Three more juniors took home first place finishes.

Jared Vlastuin won the high jump event with a jump of 6-02. Jake Schneller won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:52.07 and Aaran Davis won the javelin with a throw of 184 feet, 5 inches.

The 4 x 400 relay team also took home a top place finish with a time of 3:18.99.

The men’s team won both of their duals. The Jacks defeated the University of North Dakota 135-45 and defe

ated the University of South Dakota 105-96.

“We competed well on both sides,” DeHaven said. “It was nice to come out on top on the men’s side,

but more importantly we had a ton of personal bests that placed individuals on the Summit League lists.”

Senior Ben Jasinkski competed in the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. He finished second in the high jump with a jump

of 6-10.75.

The Jacks will be in Walnut, Cal. and Des Moines, Iowa this weekend.