Sports Briefs


Ten SDSU riders qualify for regional meet Ten members of the South Dakota State University equestrian team have earned the right to compete at this weekend’s IHSA Regional Finals in Crookston, Minn.

Eight of the riders will be competing in the Western Horsemanship events during Saturday’s competition. Representing SDSU in the Open Horsemanship class will be juniors Katie Hendrickson, Lennox, and Kelsey Likness, Watertown, along with freshmen Ashlie Centa, Kuna, Idaho, and Milbank native Kaylee Mundwiler.

In Advanced Horsemanship, Molly Seidel, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, will represent the Jackrabbits, with senior Karley Stoltenburg, Huron, riding in the Novice Horsemanship competition.

Two other Sioux Falls riders are slated to compete for the Jackrabbits: Sophomore Carolyn Wehde in Intermediate Horsemanship and junior Nikki Jensen in Beginner Horsemanship.

On Sunday, competition will switch to the English riding as Allison Carie and Kaylee DeVries will represent SDSU in Intermediate Equitation on the Flat. Carie is a sophomore from Fairbanks, Alaska, while DeVries is a junior from Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Jansen leads Jackrabbits against Western IllinoisOMAHA, Neb.- South Dakota State freshman Carrie Jansen upended Danielle Moy at No. 6 singles, but SDSU fell to Western Illinois, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the Hanscom Tennis Center in Omaha, Neb.

Jansen, a freshman from Foley, Minn., dropped Moy, 6-4, 6-4, to secure the lone win of the weekend for the Jacks.

In other singles play, Kate Wylie was upended by Constanza Camacho, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 2 singles spot. Amy Albrecht looked to put the Jackrabbits on the board at the No. 5 spot, but fell in three-sets to Stephanie Baumer. Albrecht, a sophomore from Aberdeen, won the first set, 6-4, but then dropped the next two, 6-4, 10-2, to fall to Baumer.

In doubles action, Wylie and Caitlin Brannen were upended by Courtney Brooks and Yana Meinert, 8-2.

Jacks drop pair to close SEMO seriesCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.- Southeast Missouri State scored in its last at-bat in both games of a doubleheader, sweeping South Dakota State in college baseball action Sunday afternoon.

The Redhawks won Game 1, 7-4, on a three-run walk-off home run by Matt Wulfers, then scored on a balk to win the nightcap, 1-0, in eight innings. The ending to Game 2 overshadowed a strong pitching performance by SDSU starter Caleb Thielbar, who held SEMO hitless through the first seven innings.

SEMO improved to 4-2, while SDSU dropped to 4-5.

Christion again breaks pair of records in FargoFARGO, N.D.- South Dakota State’s Cameryn Christion set a pair of new records Friday afternoon to lead the SDSU women’s indoor track and field team at the Dakota Duals in Fargo.

In its lone scored meet of the indoor season, South Dakota State was defeated by North Dakota State by an 100-66 count.

Christion, a junior from Parker, set new standards in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. She broke the record mark in the 200 meters, clocking a winning time of 25.26. That mark broke the previous record of 25.33, which was set by freshman Brittany Garner earlier this season. In the 400-meter dash, Christion posted a runner-up performance in a time of 56.61 seconds, eclipsing her own previous mark of 57.01 seconds, which she set last winter.

Becka Mansheim, a senior from Brookings, claimed the 800-meter run in 2:15.09. She also finished first overall in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:15.02.

Freshman Danielle Burke recorded a second-place finish in the mile run in 5:10.47, while Ashley Adams finished second overall in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:01.57.

In the field events, the Jackrabbits were led by high jumper Andrea Masters, who finished second overall with a season best jump of 5 feet, 7 inches. Fellow freshman Tamiko Kopfmann took third in the triple jump soaring to a season best of 36-0 1/4. Tyndall native Michelle Schuch, who finished fourth overall, recorded a season best throw of 49 feet, 4 1/2 inches in the weight throw.

Olsen, Duitsman lead Jackrabbit men in FargoFARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State’s Matt Olsen and Andrew Duitsman both finished first overall in their respective events Friday afternoon to lead the South Dakota State men’s track and field team at the Dakota Duals in Fargo.

In its lone scored meet of the indoor season, South Dakota State was defeated by North Dakota State by an 108-61 count.

Olsen, a senior from Canton, set a new season best in the triple jump soaring 46 feet, 11 1/2 inches., while Duitsman finished first overall in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.61.

Freshman Sam McInerney led the Jackrabbits in the throwing events with a pair of runner-up finishes. An Elk Point native, McInerney finished second in the shot put with a season best mark of 48 feet, 7 1/2 inches. He also added a season best toss of 46 feet, 9 inches, in the weight throw.

Craig Hill placed second overall in the long jump with a jump of 21-10.25. Rapid City native Ben Jasinski also posted a second-place performance in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 3 inches. Hill’s mark was a season best in the long jump.

In the running events, Landon Lupi finished second overall in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.14 seconds, while Zach Frohling posted a runner-up performance in the 3,000-meter run in 8:37.72.