Women have strong showing at Trojan Invite, Mt. Marty Invite

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

The SDSU women’s track team had a successful showing at the Trojan Invitational in Madison, S.D. Michelle Schuch led the Jacks with two first-place finishes.

Schuch earned first in the discus, with a throw of 152 feet, 2 inches, and finished first in the hammer throw with a toss of 158′ 4.”

“Michelle Schuch had a very good weekend after redshirting last year’s outdoor season and this year’s indoor season,” SDSU head coach Rod DeHaven said. “Her 152-foot throw in Madison was just short of the NCAA Regional Mark, and her victory in the hammer throw was also a personal best for her.”

Her teammate Christa Landmark was right behind her, giving the Jacks a couple of second-place finishes, including in the discus with a throw of 132.’ Landmark got second place in the hammer throw, with a toss of 134′ 10.”

The Jacks had eight second-place finishes on the day and three first-place finishes.

Nicole Davis earned a first-place victory for the Jacks in the 3000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11 minutes and 28.46 seconds when she edged out teammates Amanda Frohling and Kelsey Aune, who tied for second with a time of 11:56.27 each.

In the shot put competition, SDSU junior Ashley Larson earned a second-place finish when she threw 11.34 meters. Jamestown’s Jill Schlenker won when she threw 11.52.

The other half of the Jackrabbit team traveled to Yankton to compete in the Mount Marty Invite on March 29. The meet was highlighted by nine first-place finishes, with two relays and seven individual victories.

SDSU’s Heather Wollman earned a victory in the 200-meter relay and helped lead the 400-meter and 1600-meter relay teams to victory.

Brittany Garner claimed a first-place victory in the 400-meter run for the Jacks.

In the 400 hurdles, Stacy Huss came in first to give the Jacks a victory in a time of 1:03.89. Teammate Dani Burke pulled out a first-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:26.

The long jump competition was also friendly to the Jackrabbits, as Tamiko Kopfmann won the long jump in 18′ 1