Thursday, April 26, 2012

Drake Relays 2012

The best part of all of the season for SDSU Track is the relays at Drake.  Especially the DMR (1200-400-800-1600) and the 4x800.  Last year SDSU saw success in those events and I am expecting the same this year!

Live Results

Drake 4x800 2011

"Not really sure who that is on the far end, it might be... St. Louis?"

Post Race Interview

Drake DMR 2011

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The Jackrabbits competed in Southern California this weekend.  Meets included; Cal State- LA, Bryan Clay Invite at Azusa Pacific, Beach Invitational, and the Mt. SAC Relays.

A lot happened so I am only going to highlight the biggest things!

1. Trent Lusignan kicked off the weekend for SDSU by running 30:25 in the 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC.  As a true freshman, Trent claimed 10th on the All-Time Top-10 list in the event.  SDSU head coach, Rod DeHaven is #2 while current athlete Mike Krsnak is #3 with his 29:40 clocking last spring.

2. Calvin Cammack had a 16 cm (about 6 inches) PR to win the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invite in the Pole Vault.  Calvin's vault propelled him to the SDSU school record and a likely spot in the NCAA Championship First round later this season.  His vault was 5.11m or 16'9.25".

3. Jared Vlastuin replicated Calvin's performance with a win.  It was also a season best and the second farthest jump of all time behind his 25-02 jump last year.  This jump also secured Jared a spot in at least one event at the NCAA Championships.

4. Jared 'Benny' Ailts dominated the second heat of the 1500m at Azusa and broke the 3:50 barrier for the first time.  Jared will continue to chase a NCAA Qualifying time.  It should be about 3:46.  This performance also pushes Benny to 8th All-Time at SDSU.  He pushes teammate Jake Schneller back to 9th.

5. Cullen Mack, a freshman from Watertown, threw at the NWC Red Raider Open in Orange City, IA.  Cullen threw 164'11" which ties him for 8th All-Time at SDSU.  He has a bright future!

6. The Woman's 400 squad represented well with Megan Bren and Gina Fritz went 56.88 and 57.15 respectively and their 4x4 ran 3:52 at Mt. SAC.

7. The Women's 1500 team also ran well with Krista Creager, Laura Lawton and Tera Potts all running under 4:40.  Volunteer assistant Dani Burke also recorded a 4:31.  These girls look to run a 4x1600 at the Drake Relays this weekend.

8. Tera Potts and Danielle McCann recorded personal bests in the 3000m steeplechase.  Tera moves up to #3 All-Time while Danielle takes #8.  Tera is on the border for qualifying for NCAAs.

9. Amy Paulzine throws a 2 foot PR in the Javelin.  Amy is ranked 2nd in the Summit League in the event.