SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU women set three school records at NSIC Championships; Manteuffel earns All-NSIC
MANKATO — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s track & field team set three school records and had an all-conference performance by Rebecca Manteuffel to earn 13 points and finish 14th at the 2021 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships on Saturday at Myers Field House on the campus of Minnesota State University.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, this year’s championship was a one-day event. Also due to COVID, the field size for this year’s championship were reduced from the top 30 to the top 16 declared student-athletes for individual events, the top 12 pentathlon and one relay per event per school.
Minnesota State won the conference title with 178 points with Augustana earning second place with 155 points.
Manteuffel started the day with a school record toss of 14.17m in the shot put to tie for third place and earn All-NSIC honors for the first time in her career in the event. The NCAA provisional throw ranks as the 16th best in Division II this season.
Manteuffel also finished fourth in the weight throw at 18.80m. It’s the third straight season she has earned a top four finish in the event after placing second in 2019 and third in 2020.
Isatu Shirek also came through with team points for the Mustangs as she ran a school record 9.03 in the 60-meter hurdles to place seventh.
Caitlyn Regan capped off a solid first indoor season with the Mustangs with a school record time of 2:18.45 in the 800 meters to finish in ninth place.
The NCAA Championships will be held on March 12-13 in Birmingham, Ala. Manteuffel will compete in the weight throw as she currently has the fourth best toss in Division II this season. She may also qualify in the shot put. The official announcement of the individuals invited will be released early next week.
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