Ackman qualifies for regions at Vance Butler

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

The SDSU women’s track team had successful meet at the Vance Butler Invitational in Sioux Falls on April 3. Sara Ackman set a regional standard in the discus, throwing for 47.80 meters which broke the regional standard mark of 47.30m.

Ackman found herself earning another first-place finish in the shot put when she made a toss of 46 feet, 08.75 inches.

The Jackrabbits were just happy to get the meet in since the weather forecast for the weekend threatened to cancel the competition; instead, it got pushed up from April 4 to April 3.

“It was good. Again we were very happy to get the meet in; we were thinking it might not happen due to the weather forecast,” SDSU head coach Rod DeHaven said.

In the 400-meter dash, Megan Lauseng gained a first-place finish for the Jackrabbits as she clocked in at a time of 60.08 seconds.

Brittany Garner had another solid meet as she earned a duo of first place finishes, one in the 100-meter dash and another in the 200-meter dash. Garner finished the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.23 and the 200-meter dash in a time of 25.46.

“Solid day – [Garner] winning the 4×100 relay and 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Nicole Davis had a good steeplechase, and I’m sure there are many other marks I am forgetting, as well,” DeHaven said.

Davis earned a second-place finish in the 3,000-steeplechase, crossing the finish in 11:17.46.

In the field events, Tamiko Kopfmann was victorious in the long jump with a leap of 18-01.00.

Ashley Lange won the triple jump with a distance of 37-05.75.

In the women’s hammer throw, Michelle Schuch placed first with a toss of 162-08 followed by teammate Christa Landmark in second in a distance of 147-11.

The Jackrabbit women will head to Bison Invitational in Fargo, N.D., to compete on April 8.

#1.881687:526793440.:Track_Jessica_Ludvik_Steeplechase_Courtesy_of_Keel:SDSU’s Jessica Ludvik jumps over the hurdle during the steeplechase at the Vance Butler Invite hosted by Augustana College on April 3. :Courtesy