SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU sets several records at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. — The Southwest Minnesota State outdoor track & field teams put together a strong day setting a handful of records on Saturday competing at the University of South Dakota Early Bird meet.

For the SMSU women’s team, Isatu Shirek ran 14.83 in the prelims of the 100 meter hurdles, breaking a school record dating back to 1983, and advanced to the finals where she finished seventh with a time of 14.88.

Shirek also broke the school record in the 400 meters recording a time of 1:04.52 to finish in fifth place.

Caitlyn Regan ran a strong race in the 800 meters finishing with a time of 2:18.10, just shy of a school record, to finish in third place.

Rebecca Manteuffel picked up a second place finish in the discus at 46.94m.

On the men’s side, Connor Wigand tied his school record in the shot put amassing a toss of 16.55m to finish in sixth place overall. He also placed ninth in the discus with a mark of 45.19m.

Renald Pierre advanced to the finals of the 100 meter hurdles and placed ninth overall at 15.42.

Jed Hansen tied a school mark in the pole vault with a mark of 4.31m.

Southwest Minnesota State will return to Vermillion next weekend competing at the two-day USD Challenge.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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