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Senior Daniel Clarke ran the 60-meter dash during the Last Chance track meet held at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Track athletes break records in last regular season meet

Bodie Bice, Sports Reporter February 23, 2021

Just like the weather, the South Dakota State University men’s and women’s track and field teams are warming up heading into the indoor postseason.  The Jacks showcased this at their Last Chance...

Track athletes ready for return after shortened season

Track athletes ready for return after shortened season

Sydney Smith, Sports Reporter (She/Her) November 17, 2020

The South Dakota State University track team has been constantly preparing for their long-awaited return to competition, and this year holds both an indoor and outdoor season in their future. After their...

Track and field excels at SDSU Last Chance

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor February 16, 2019

17-feet. That’s what Trent Francom jumped in the pole vault for the third time in his collegiate track career.   Francom is the only Jackrabbit to reach the 17-foot mark. It wasn’t just...

Junior Kyle Burdick runs in the mens 3,000 meter run during the SDSU Indoor Classic last year.

Jacks continue to break personal bests

John Begeman, Sports Reporter February 6, 2019

It was a busy weekend for the track and field team as athletes were spread out competing at three different locations. Most athletes competed in the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet in Vermillion, others in...


Track and Field sweeps UND, hosts meets this weekend

John Begeman, Sports Reporter January 15, 2019

It was a sweep for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits who continued their indoor season winning a dual against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Saturday, Jan. 12. The men outscored the Fighting Hawks...

Junior Skyler Monaghan runs in the second heat of the men’s 400 meter dash during the South Dakota Invitational meet April 10 at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan April 25, 2018

Men's Tennis SDSU’s men’s tennis team won their first and only match of the season April 20 when they defeated Augustana 5-2. The Jacks fell to Oral Roberts 5-2 April 21 and Denver 7-0 April 22. Senior...

Sophomore Haley Mottinger competes in the women’s 100 meter hurdles during the SD Invitational meet April 11 at USD. Mottinger placed 10th with a time of 15.54.

Athlete of the week: Haley Mottinger

Andrew Holtan April 25, 2018

Year: Sophomore Hometown: Willmar, Minnesota Major: Early Childhood Education South Dakota State’s track and field team participated in the Northern State Twilight April 20 and won 15 events. One...

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan April 18, 2018

Track and Field The South Dakota State men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Vermillion April 11 to participate in the USD Invite. Two athletes and one relay team won for the Jacks. Sophomore...

Junior Ali Herdliska bunts during practice April 10 in the SJAC. The team has been forced o practice inside due to inclement weather.

Weather displaces practices, games for spring sports

Andrew Holtan April 11, 2018

The spring sports at South Dakota State have been in action for more than two months, but they have been unable to practice outside due to weather. The SDSU softball and baseball teams were supposed to...

Junior Rachel King competes in the second heat of the women’s 5,000-meter run Feb. 10. The Jacks will travel to Vermillion for the Dakota Duals Saturday, April 7.

Sports in brief

Andrew Holtan April 4, 2018

Equestrian The No. 4 ranked South Dakota State equestrian team defeated No. 2 University of Tennessee at Martin March 31 in Dallas, Texas on a tiebreaker 8-8 (2,267.25-1,894) to take third place at the...

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan February 14, 2018
Women’s GolfThe SDSU women’s golf team won the Seton Hall Pirate Invitational Saturday in Bedminster, New Jersey.The Jacks won the 14-team field and were led by senior Megan Mingo, who won the title in a four-hole playoff. Mingo shot a 152 in the 36-hole tournament. It was her second career title.Freshman Teresa Toscano finished in third, with 156. Seniors Hallie Getz and Islamiah Fuad finished in fifth and ninth respectively.This was the Jacks’ third title in five tournaments this fall season. This was the last tournament of the fall season and the Jacks will be back in action for their spring season in January.Cross CountryThe South Dakota State men’s and women’s cross country teams raced in the Summit League Championships at Spring Lake Park in Macomb, Illinois, Saturday.The men won the Summit League title, finishing with 25 points. IUPUI came in second place with 33 points.The Jacks had six runners finish in the top 10. Senior Joel Reichow finished runner-up for the second year in a row. Sophomore Ayub Kassim finished in third, senior Trevor Capra finished in fifth and sophomore Kyle Burdick finished in sixth.This was SDSU’s fifth Summit League title and 35th conference championship.The women came in third in the team standings behind South Dakota and North Dakota State. Sophomore Emily Donnay won the individual race, posting a time of 21:05.9. Sophomore Rachel King was not far behind Donnay as she came in second, and sophomore Emily Berzonsky finished in seventh.Both teams will resume action Nov. 11 at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Lawrence, Kansas.Men’s SwimmingThe Jackrabbit men’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of South Dakota  169-131 Sunday, Oct. 30.Senior Geoffrey Longhurst broke the school and pool record in the 100 individual medley with a time of 54.25.The relay team of sophomores Chase Petersen and Wyatt Rumrill, along with senior Tony Mikrut and freshman Maclaine Johnson won the 200 medley race.In the 1,000 freestyle senior Chris Angerhofer and freshman Christian Offenhauser finished first and second, respectively.The Jacks will be back in the pool Nov. 4 as they host Saint Cloud State University.
Senior Vanessa Lane competes in the women’s shot put Jan. 19 during the SDSU DII Invitation meet . The Jacks host the SDSU Indoor Classic starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 9 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Athlete of the week: Vanessa Lane

Andrew Holtan February 7, 2018

Year: Senior Hometown: Pequot Lakes, Minnesota Major: Consumer Affairs The South Dakota State track and field team was in Lincoln, Nebraska Feb. 2 for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Vanessa...

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