Sunday, May 12, 2013

MSU Mankato Wins Mens' NSIC Outdoor Track Championship

The Minnesota State Mankato men’s team claimed its fourth NSIC Outdoor Track and Field title in the past five seasons Saturday scoring 166 points at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The victory for Minnesota State also marks the fourth time in the last five years that it has swept both the indoor and outdoor crowns.

Junior Chris Reed is now a three-time NSIC outdoor champion in the shot put with a toss of of 62’ 3 ¼”, which is be the best throw in the nation in NCAA Division II this year and establishes a school record (Reed owned the record at 62' ½").  Senior Grant Luer also scored points in the shot with his 52’ 7 ¼” effort giving him a third-place finish. Luer also finished first in the discus with a toss of 176’ 5”. 

Junior Jerrell Hancock won the NSIC outdoor 200m dash for the second consecutive year with his time of 20.49 this year establishing a school record.  The old mark of 20.84 was set by Michael Lawrence in 2004.  Hancock also captured the NSIC 100m title with a time of 10.32. 

In the relays, the Maverick 4x100m relay turned in a mark of :41.74 in finishing first.  The quartet consisted of sophomore Anthony Gustafson, Hancockjunior Carmono Lane and senior Nicholas Nelsen. The Mavericks won the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:20.84.  The relay team was made up of Hancock, junior Dan Guelle, Lane and Gustafson.

Junior David Pearcill took second place in the triple jump with a leap of 47' 06 ¼" and sophomore Khalil Jor'dan was sixth in the event with his 45' 03" effort..In the 5K, Minnesota State junior Jacob Ball claimed was fifth with a time of 16:03.90, while senior Joshua Mellman was fifth in the 3000meter steeplechase with his time of 9:48.94.

Sophomore Justin McMurtry was seventh in the 400m hurdles (59.59) and junior Guelle was eighth in the 400m (51.62). Full results are HERE. Photos from the meet are HERE.

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