Friday, February 24, 2012

Brief Recap of Day 1 at Summit League

Hello All,

I have to get to bed so I can run well tomorrow so the Recap will be brief tonight... hopefully.

The day started off with a dramatic conclusion to the Pentathlon.  Lora Shearer PR'd in 4 of 5 events to win by 2 points over Carmilla Pirelli of Oral Roberts.  Lora took the overall lead after a nice Long Jump of 18-05. It then came down to the 800m and Lora finished within the required .6 seconds to retain the lead.  Lora's mark is also a school record!

Mike Bredeson and Bennett Mercil capped off a successful first day of the heptathlon with 5th and 10th place finishes.  They will complete the event with the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m run tomorrow.

Brooke Garner started the field events well with a throw of 61 feet 3.5 inches in the weight throw.  That throw was good enough for first place and a school record!  McKenzie Johnson and Amy Paulzine added points to the Jack total with 7th and 8th place finishes.  Jake Brinkmann placed 7th in the weight throw as well.

Ashley Odegaard continued the field event success with an 8th place finish.  Lora Shearer began to fatigue after the multi event.  Her multi jump would have placed her 5th in the open long jump.  The men's long jump was full of drama as Clive Chaufasipo of Oral Roberts defeated our Jared Vlastuin by 1 cm.  Vlastuin barely scratched his last three jumps as he attempted to beat Clive.

Calvin Cammack continued his successful season with a vault of 15-06.25 for 6th place.

Lora Shearer made the finals in the 60m hurdles and will be in the fast heat after a 4th place finish.  Brandon Priebe and Matt Dunbar qualified third and fourth for the men.

All three Jackrabbit men qualified for the 9 man final tomorrow.  Lars Mattison had a monster PR to capture the 9th spot.

Freshman Jessica McDonald qualified in the 400m with a clocking of 57.72.  With a conversion from the 200m flat track this is a PR.  Jared Foote qualified second in the 400 behind Jeffrey Gibson.  Oral Roberts snagged 6 of 8 finals spots.

Tera Potts had a strong kick in the 3000m to place 6th, passing two bison in the last stretch.  Mike Krsnak fought hard in the men's 3000 and earned an all-conference honorable mention with a third place finish.

The women's 200m runners ran well but failed to qualify for the finals.  Megan Bren, Ashley Odegaard, and Gina Fritz all finished between 25.78 and 25.82.  Chris Curry also missed qualifying, by only one hundreth of a second.

The women's distance medley ran within 7 seconds of the Summit League record and still finished 5th.  The team of Krista Creager, Jessica McDonald, Laura Lawton, and Danielle McCann ran very well.  The men ran even better and destroyed the field and the Summit League record of 10:03 set by Southern Utah in 2001.  Dom Thielen (3:01.8), Jared Foote (49.0), Jake Schneller (1:52.1), and Mike Krsnak (4:12.9) lapped most of the field and beat USD by 3 seconds.

The women are in second place after day 1 and the men are tied with Oral Roberts for 3rd place.  North Dakota State leads both.

Day 1 Results

Go Jacks with interviews

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