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Track and field excels at SDSU Last Chance

Track and field excels at SDSU Last Chance

Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019


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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 Francom who impressed during the SDSU Last Chance meet. Caleb Bray and Mitchel Acker, both sophomores...

Jacks continue to break personal bests

Jacks continue to break personal bests

John Begeman, Sports Reporter

February 6, 2019


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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 Lincoln, Nebraska, and seniors Rachel King and Kyle Burdick competing in Notre Dame, Indiana. The ...

Track and Field sweeps UND, hosts meets this weekend

Track and Field sweeps UND, hosts meets this weekend

John Begeman, Sports Reporter

January 15, 2019


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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 93-54, while the women narrowly won 76-69. The afternoon was full of first-place finishes and perso...

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan

April 25, 2018


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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 Marco Paulo Castro, junior Elliot Ward and junior Alexander Reinke all won single points for th...

Athlete of the week: Haley Mottinger

Athlete of the week:  Haley Mottinger

Andrew Holtan

April 25, 2018


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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 of those victories came from Haley Mottinger, who won the 100-meter hurdle. This was the first time Mottinge...

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan

April 18, 2018


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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 Sam Zenner won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.76 seconds and sophomore Micah Mather won the 3,0...

Weather displaces practices, games for spring sports

Weather displaces practices, games for spring sports

Andrew Holtan

April 11, 2018


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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 have their home opener April 3 and April 7, respectively. The softball game was postponed until May, a...

Sports in brief

Sports in brief

Andrew Holtan

April 4, 2018


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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 United Equestrian Conference Championship. The Jacks fell to Southern Methodist University in th...

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Andrew Holtan

February 14, 2018


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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.

Athlete of the week: Vanessa Lane

Athlete of the week: Vanessa Lane

Andrew Holtan

February 7, 2018


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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 Lane participated in the pentathlon. She came in sixth place overall, but won the shot put after...

Successful runners strive to earn national titles

Successful runners strive to earn national titles

Natalie Hilden

October 25, 2017


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Junior track and field athletes Kyle Burdick and Rachel King had their best seasons running in 2016-2017. Burdick was named Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year and King was named Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the year. Burdick had his second-best time in the 1,500 meter semif...