Saturday, May 11, 2013

MSU Mankato Leads Men's Team Competition, Sioux Falls the Women's after First Day of NSIC Championships

Keyvan Rudd clearing the bar in the high jump

Minnesota State Mankato leads the mens' team competition after day one of  the 2013 NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, SD.  The University of Sioux Falls(USF) captured five of the top six places in the women's pole vault to score 50 points for first place in the womens' team race after seven events.   

Augustana College, the host of this year's championships, is just two points behind USF with 48 points, while Winona State is third with 43.  Sioux Falls' Kayla Coffee cleared 13' 2.25" to win the pole vault.  Wayne State's Carly Fehringer crushed the NSIC record in the women's hammer throw with a heave of 203' 6" while the University of Mary's  Janet Johnson set a new record in the 100m hurdles with a prelim time of 13.75 seconds.

For the men, MSU Mankato's Keyvan Rudd and Chris Reed won the high jump(Rudd) and the hammer throw(Reed) to help the Mavericks open up a 18.5 point lead over second place Augustana.

Reed threw the hammer 182'2" for the win.  He finished third in this event at this event in 2012. Keyvan Rudd cleared the bar at 6'10.25" to triumph in the high jump. Rudd tied for second in the high jump at last year's league championships.

MSU Moorhead's Derek Bredy set a new record in the men's long jump with a leap of 24' 7 3/4". Northern State's Luke Hauert also set a record in the prelims of the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.10.

The Mavericks, who have won three of the last four NSIC Outdoor Track & Field titles (2012, 2010, 2009), have 56 points.  Augustana ranks second with 37.5 points and is followed by Sioux Falls (37), MSU-Moorhead (36.5), Minnesota Duluth (27), St. Cloud State (26), U-Mary (19), Wayne State (13), Northern State (12), Concordia-St. Paul (6) and Minot State (3).

Field events begin at 11 AM Saturday morning on the final day of the championship. Full Results are HERE. Photos from the meet are HERE.

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