Wayne, Neb. — The Wayne State College men’s track and field team had five event wins and one NCAA provisional qualifying mark Saturday at the Wildcat Challenge held on a warm, windy afternoon at LeRoy Simpson Track in Wayne. The event featured teams from Northern State, Sioux Falls and athletes from Division I South Dakota and Creighton.
Senior Preston Davis scored two event wins, taking first in the javelin (160’ 6 ½”) and the 400 meter hurdles (59.35) while taking second in the 110 meter hurdles in 15.18 seconds.
Jediah Davis captured a first place finish in the 100 meter dash at 10.95 seconds while freshmen Dylan Kneifl and Cody Crosley posted event wins as Kneifl cleared 6’ 4 ¾” to win the high jump while Crosley went 22’ 1” for a first place mark in the long jump.
Senior Dylan Kaup recorded an NCAA provisional mark in the hammer throw, taking third with a personal best mark of 198’ 10 ¼”.
Cade Kalkowski had a second place finish in the hammer throw at 212’ 7 ¼” while Cole Christoffersen took fourth at 190’ 11 1/2”.
Other second place finishes for the Wildcats came from Brock Hegarty in the 1,500-meter run (4:10.03), Noah Carr in the 100-meter dash at 11.07 seconds and Cody Rogers in the triple jump (40’ 11 ¾”).
Third place finishes were recorded by Noah Lilly in the pole vault (13’ 9 ½”) and Ben Allen in the shot put (53’ 7 ¾”).
Brandon Mundorf was fourth in the 800-meter run at 2:02.99 with Bryce Holcomb fifth in 2:03.42.
Grant Fritsch finished fourth in the discus at 159’ ¾” while Cody Rogers was fourth in the long jump (20’ 8”).
Wayne State will close out the regular season on Friday, May 7th at the USD Tune-up in Vermillion.
WSC WOMEN RECORD THREE NCAA PROVISIONAL MARKS, ONE EVENT WIN AT WILDCAT CHALLENGE
Wayne, Neb. — Jordyn Pester won the 400-meter dash and three Wildcat throwers posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks to lead the Wayne State women’s track and field team in the Wildcat Challenge held at LeRoy Simpson Track on a warm and windy Saturday afternoon. Joining WSC in the meet were Northern State and Sioux Falls from the NSIC along with competitors from Division I South Dakota and Creighton.
Pester collected an event win for the Wildcats in the 400-meter dash crossing the line first in a time of 58.25 seconds.
Sophomore Kendra Paasch posted a second place finish in the discus with an NCAA provisional mark of 154’ 10 ¼” while also collecting a fourth place finish in the shot put at 41’ 8 ½”.
Other NCAA provisional marks for the Wildcats came from Jadin Wagner in the hammer throw, taking fourth place at 186’ 4 ¼” and Nicole Heeren in the hammer throw with a fifth place mark of 172’ 2 ¼”
Freshman Emily Smollen took third place in the triple jump (35’ 10 ½”) and was fourth in the long jump (17’ ¾”).
Third place finishes were recorded by Mackenzie Scheil in the hammer throw (195’ 1 ½”) and freshman Megan Hansen in the 100 hurdles at 15.15 seconds.
Hanna Lazure captured fourth place in the high jump clearing 4’ 10 ¼”, Allie Rosener took fourth in the 1,500-meter run at 5:07.52, Riana Noelle was fourth in the triple jump at 35’ 6” and Sarah Cotton was fourth in the 200-meter dash at 27.55 seconds.
Annie McCartney collected a fifth place mark in the javelin (103’ 2 ¼”) and Keyla Sambo was fifth in the triple jump at 34’ 0”.
Wayne State will compete next on Friday, May 7th at the USD Tune-Up in Vermillion.