TOPEKA, Kan.—The South Dakota women’s 4×400-meter relay school’s record effort capped an afternoon at the Ichabod Mid-Week Challenge held Thursday at Washburn University’s Indoor Athletic Center .

The relay legs consisted of freshman Moe Bridgensecond year student Jacky Pulsesecond year student Sara Reifenrath and freshman Anna Robinson. The foursome clocked a Summit League-leading time of 3:43.12 and broke a 24-year-old school record in the process. South Dakota is two weeks away from the Summit League Indoor Championships where the Coyotes are favored to defend their title with potentially four freshmen carrying the slack.

Second year student Eerik Haamer moved up to seventh in the nation on Thursday with a season jump record of 18-1 (5.51m). He led the first year of the second year Tre Young and second year Marshal Faurot to the first three places in the men’s pole vault.

The USD also swept the women’s leap with a second year Gen Hirata posting a season-high 14-2 ¾ (4.34m). It is her first encounter beyond 14 feet this season and moved her to 12th nationally, one place in the national standings ahead of her teammate. Marleen Mulla. Hirata was joined in the top three on Thursday by Mülla and a sophomore Cassidy Mooneyhan clearing both 13-9 ¾ (4.21m). The height is a personal best for Mooneyhan, entering the Coyote top 10 for the first time.

First-year student Danii Anglin improved her personal best in the women’s high jump with a clearance of 5-10 ½ (1.79m). The height ranks 26th nationally and ranks third all-time in USD history. Third year of second year Carly Haring finished second with a height of 5-7 ¼ (1.71 m).

It was a sweep in men’s throws by fourth-year juniors Jessie Sullivan. He captured the shot put with a personal best 68-9 (20.95m) as he continues to close the USD school record in the event. He ranks 27th in the nation in throwing. Sullivan also threw the shot put with an indoor record of 56-11 ¼ (17.35m) and ranks fifth in USD history. Fifth year senior Matt Slagus finished second in the shot put, while freshman Tristan Gray threw a personal best 56-4 ¾ (17.19m) for second place in the shot put. Gray moved up to seventh in USD program history.

Second year student Abrielle Jirele clocked a personal best four seconds in the women’s mile for the second fastest time in USD program history at 4:51.52. She jumps onto the USD record charts for the first time in the event, having previously missed the USD top 10 by hundredths of a second. Jirele also won the 3,000 meters to cap off the evening, winning the event in 9:58.34. Third year of second year Helene Gould finished second behind her in the 3,000 meters.

Third year of second year Dylan Kautz captured the 60 meters in 6.79 seconds, a time that would have been a personal best before last week’s 6.78 second run.

The Coyotes also captured titles in the men’s 60-meter hurdles and 200-meter events. Third year of second year Hugo Morvan clocked 8.07 seconds to win the hurdles. Second year student Francois Demar crossed the line in 21.51 seconds to win the 200 metres.

Third year of second year Lydia Knapp won the shot put in 64-10 ½ (19.77m) and led a Coyote sweep in the event. Freshmen Delaney Smith and Maggie Hesch second and third respectively. Heesch went a personal best 59-2 ¼ (18.04m) in the meet and moved up to seventh in program history.

Fifth year senior Alli Wroblewski added a victory in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.97.

Fourth year junior Merga Gemeda collected two second places and two personal bests in the mile and 3000 meters. Gemeda clocked an 8:23.27 in the 3,000 meters, which ranks fifth in USD program history. He also clocked a time of 4:10.95 per mile, a three-second personal best that just misses the Coyote Top 10 list.

In addition to the relay, Reifenrath and Pulse added second places in the open 200 and 400 meters, respectively. Reifenrath clocked 23.84 seconds for the 200 meters. Pulse clocked 56.38 seconds in the open 400.

Second year student Erin Kinney moved into second place in the USD top 10 in the 200 meters behind Reifenrath, clocking a personal best 24.32 seconds on Thursday. She placed third in the 60 meters and 200 meters at the competition.

Third year of second year Meredith Clark and junior fourth year Josephine Starner finished second and third respectively in the women’s shot put.

Fourth year junior Jack Durst second in the high jump with a clearance of 6-8 ¾ (2.05 m).

Second year student Dylan Blake finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.02. First-year student Mason Sindelar finished two hundredths of a second behind for third place.

First-year student Averi Schmeichel improved his personal best in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking 8.76 seconds to place third. It moves up to fifth in the history of the USD program over time.

Second year of fourth year Wise Hagen third in the triple jump.

A handful of Coyote distance runners are scheduled to compete Friday night in the SDSU Classic to be held inside the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, SD


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