SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU puts together solid day in final tune-up prior to NSIC Championships

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s and men’s indoor track & field teams had its final tune-up before the conference championships next week with a solid showing at the highly-competitive SDSU Last Chance Meet on Saturday inside the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

For the SMSU women’s team, Caitlyn Regan broke her own school record in the 800 meters placing eighth out of 30 with a time of 2:18.76, eclipsing her previous time by more than five seconds.

Rebecca Manteuffel finished second in the weight throw at 18.34m, but first among all Division II athletes. She also competed in the shot put and closed with a 13.41m toss for seventh place.

Taytum Klink earned a tie for ninth place in the long jump at 4.98m. Isatu Shirek ran 1:00.68 in the 400 meters to also place ninth.

McKallen Smith led the SMSU men’s team earning fourth place in the high jump with a mark 1.90, while Junior Kandolo placed ninth in the long jump at 6.47m.

Isaiah Nelson went 13.38m in the triple jump to finish in fifth place.

Renald Pierre ran 8.56 in the 60 meter hurdles to claim ninth place.

Hunter Smith cleared 3.95m in the pole vault to set a new men’s program mark.

Connor Wigand placed 10th in the shot put at 14.04m, while teammates Kristian Crabb was 11th at 13.42m and Carl Swedzinski was 12th at 13.19m.

Southwest Minnesota State will next compete at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships on Feb. 25-27 in Mankato.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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