SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU earns several top finishes and top 20 national marks in Mankato

MANKATO – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s and men’s track & field teams had several strong performances on Saturday with one first place finish and several top 20 national marks while competing at the NSIC & Friends Outdoor Challenge hosted by Minnesota State University.

McKallen Smith had a big day in the high jump placing second with a school record mark 2.08m. The mark ranks as the 14th highest in Division II this season.

Renald Pierre ran 14.58 in the 110 meter hurdles to pick up a solid third place finish.

Tucker Machart went 41.07m in the javelin to finish fifth overall.

Connor Wigand placed fourth in the discus at 48.07m, was fifth in the hammer at 49.14m and finished at 15.61m in the shot put to earn sixth place.

Rebecca Manteuffel won the discus with a mark of 49.94m which ranks 10th in Division II this spring. She also placed fourth in the hammer throw with a school record toss of 51.36m and placed third in the shot put at 14.29m.

Nadia Sanford also had a solid day with an eighth place finish in the shot put at 12.22m.

Isatu Shirek ran 14.67 in the finals of the 100 meter hurdles to place eighth.

Southwest Minnesota State will next compete at the USD Tune-Up next Friday in its last meet prior to the NSIC Championships on May 13-15.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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