SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Two records fall for SMSU on Friday at NSIC Championships

DULUTH – Sophomore Rebecca Manteuffel set a school record in the shot put to earn second place and highlight the opening day for Southwest Minnesota State track & field teams at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships held at Malosky Stadium on Friday.

Manteuffel recorded a toss of 15.05m, breaking her own school record by over 1.5 meters, to earn All-NSIC Outdoor honors for the first time in her career. Brinn Grunder from Upper Iowa won the individual title with a mark of 15.14m.

For the SMSU men’s team, Connor Wigand also set a school record and earned a podium spot with a fifth place finish in the shot put with an NCAA provisional toss of 16.55m. He broke the previous record of 16.29m held by Alex Weis in 2016.

Quadri Busari ran 10.82 in the prelims of the 100 meters to finish seventh and advance to Saturday’s final. Gabe Galamue came up just short in advancing to the finals as he 11th overall at 10.92. Galamue also placed 11th in the 200 meters with a time of 22.25.

Kyle Felling just missed advancing to the finals of the 400 meters earning a 10th place finish at 49.77.

In the high jump, Jalen Coleman placed 10th finishing with a mark of 1.87m, while for the SMSU women’s team Ashlyn Jones finished 12th in the high jump at 1.57m.

UMary leads the women’s team championship with a total of 59.5 points, while Minnesota State leads the men’s championship with 54 points.

Saturday’s action is set to begin at 11 a.m.

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