SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs compete today at SDSU Last Chance Meet

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s and men’s track & field team will have its last meet prior to the conference championships when it competes today at the South Dakota State Last Chance Meet inside the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

The action gets underway with both field and running events starting at 1 p.m.

SMSU has set several records in both the women’s and men’s programs while competing in two meets this winter, including the St. John’s/St. Ben’s Tri-Meet two weeks ago and the Concordia College Tri-Meet last Saturday.

In last Saturday’s meet, Rebecca Manteuffel continued her strong start to the season tying her school record in the shot put at 13.81m to earn first place, with teammate Kate Battaforyen finishing in fourth place at 11.25m.

Caitlyn Regan won the 1-mile run with a time of 5:26.80, while Isatu Shirek also placed first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.20. Regan also ran in the 200m and finished second at 28.28, with Shirek picking up a second place time of 1:03.47 in the 400m.

Hailey Nierling earned second place in the weight throw with a toss of 15.58m, while Taytum Klink finished second in the long jump at 4.85m.

For the men’s team last Saturday, Connor Wigand beat his own program record in the shot put with a toss of 16.89m to earn first place, while he also captured first place in the weight throw at 17.43m.

McKallen Smith set a school record in the high jump at 1.95m for the Mustangs to finish in a tie for first place.

Renald Pierre also claimed a first place time of 8.59 in the 60m hurdles with teammate Isaiah Nelson earning first place in the triple jump at 13.67m.

Hunter Smith tied the school mark in the pole vault clearing the bar at 3.70m to finish in second place.

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships will take place in Mankato on Feb. 25-27.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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