Jacks turn in solid week on golf links, track


OMAHA, Neb. – Brittany Hanten finished tied for 13th at the Creighton Classic Tuesday and broke Hillary Gerster’s record top-25 finishes in a career. Hanten shot a 36-hole score of 164 (81-83) for her record-breaking 12th career top-25 finish.

The Jackrabbit women’s golf team fought strong winds and finished in third place with a score of 659 (325-334), a year after winning the same event.

Morgan Fitts led the Jacks with a score of 159 (81-78) and finished tied for sixth place. Fitts now has nine career top- 25 finishes, which ties her for third place with Kelly Evans. Alli Plath tallied a 166 (80- 86) and finished tied for 16th. Amber Houser shot a 170 (83-87) and finished tied for 26th. Jordan Trohkimoinen registered a 178 (89-89) and finished tied for 49th. Myranda Dunmire and Lindsey Eisenhuth both competed as individuals. Dunmire carded a 180 (93-87) and finished 55th, while Eisenhuth shot a 181 (90-91) and finished tied for 56th.

Northern Iowa won the 14-team event by one stroke over Southern Illinois with a score of 635 (307-328). Amy Anderson of North Dakota State took medalist honors for the third straight year with a score of 149 (74-75). NDSU finished fourth with a two-round total of 662 (348-314).

The Jackrabbit women play next at the Summit League Championships in Primm, Nev., on April 23.

Track takes seven titles at Duncan Invite 

The South Dakota State men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for seven titles at the Jim Duncan Invite at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

On the men’s side, Greg Vollmer took the top spot in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:17.08. It is his best time of the season by over 14 seconds.

In the field events, Jake Sanderson was best in the triple jump with a distance of 44 feet, seven inches.

On the women’s side, Tera Potts matched Vollmer’s feat by taking the steeplechase title. Potts finished more than 13 seconds in front of the runner-up.

Brooke Garner continued to excel in throwing events. Garner won the discus with a throw of 159 feet, seven inches, better than second place by over 11 inches. Garner also won the hammer throw with a toss of 187 feet, 11 inches, best by nearly 20 feet.

The 4×100 meter relay team of Ashley Odegaard, Lora Shearer, Gina Fritz and Megan Bren finished first in 47.23.

Bren also won the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.39.

The Jacks also had numerous second-place finishes.

On the men’s side, Cullen Mack placed second in the discus with a throw of 148 feet, three inches.

Jake Schneller finished in second in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:50.11, the third-best time in SDSU history. In the 400 meter hurdles, Brandon Priebe finished second in 53.09.

For the women, Mary Wirth was second in the high jump with a height of five feet, five inches and McKenzie Johnson finished second in the shot put with a toss of 44 feet, four inches.

In the 800 meter run, Krista Creager was second by .17 seconds. Fritz was the runner-up in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.94.

Next week SDSU splits its squads between three meets: Mt. Sac Relays and Long Beach State Invitational in California, while the rest of the team will travel to Crete, Neb. for the Doane Relays.