Athletics: USD women set 400 relay record in Texas | Sports

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SAN MARCOS, Texas—The women’s 4×100-meter relay broke the South Dakota program record Saturday at the Bobcat Invitational at the Texas State campus.

The foursome of sophomore Erin Kinney, sophomore Jacy Pulse, freshman Anna Robinson and sophomore Sara Reifenrath lapped a lap in 45.85 seconds. South Dakota finished more than two-tenths of a second ahead of second place in the race. The time breaks a four-year school record of 45.87 previously held by Karina Dufoe, Shanice Cannigan, Samara Spencer and Tasheka Gordon.

Freshman Danii Anglin and sophomore Carly Haring finished second and third respectively in the high jump at the Bobcat Invitational. Anglin cleared 5-8 ¾ (1.75m), just short of yesterday’s season-opening height. Haring cleared 5-7 (1.70m). On the men’s side, fourth-year junior Jack Durst finished fifth with a 6-6 ¾ (2.00m) clearance.

Fourth-year junior Josephine Starner added a fifth-place finish at Texas State going 47-3 (14.40m).

South Dakota returns to action next Saturday, April 2, with the USD Early Bird to be held at the Lillibridge Track Complex in Vermillion.

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relay

AUSTIN, Texas—Sophomore Eerik Haamer was the lone Coyote in action Saturday during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Haamer placed seventh in the elite pole vault competition with a height of 17-6 ½ (5.35m).

Coyote alum Emily Grove finished second in the elite women’s pole vault competition after going 15-5 (4.70m) on a third attempt. Grove finished with the same height as the event champion, but made more attempts.

WAYNE, Neb.—South Dakota won five event titles with a limited team at the Wildcat Classic at LeRoy Simpson Track.

Third-year sophomore Charlie Babcock broke the Wildcat Classic meet record in the 5,000 meter race, clearing the tape in 14:58.47. Fourth-year junior Jacob Waymire was second in 15:12.77.

On the women’s side, sophomore Renee Thompson led a Coyote top-five sweep in the 5,000-meter race. Thompson clocked a winning time of 18:20.89. Sophomore Abbie Schmidt and third-year Haley Miller finished just behind in 18:23.91 and 18:25.30, respectively.

Freshman Mason Sindelar swept the 800 meters and 1,500 meters to win two of five USD titles at the meet. He clocked winning times of 1:59.01 for 800 meters and 4:05.09 for 1,500 meters. Fifth-year junior Kallo Arno was second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:06.33.

Fifth-year senior Matt Slagus clinched a hammer throw title with a 195-11 throw (59.71m)

Rookie Melanie Pankow finished second in the 800 meters (2:23.98) and 1,500 meters (5:00.03) at the meet.

Freshman Tristan Gray added a pair of top-three throws. He was second in the discus throw in 164-5 (50.12m) and was third in the shot put in 53-0 (16.15m).

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