VERMILLION, SD – As conference collegiate track & field action will take over the Wayne State College schedule later this week, the Wildcats concluded their regular season this past weekend with a tune-up meet.
From Vermillion, South Dakota, WSC competed in the South Dakota Twilight Meet on May 6.
Graduate student Mckenzie Scheil hit an NCAA provisional mark in the shot put to lead a strong day for the throwers representing Wayne State women’s outdoor track and field.
Scheil took second in the shot put with a season-best and NCAA provisional mark of 47’ 5 ¾”, which is now fourth-best in the NSIC and tied for 13th in NCAA Division II. She also placed fourth in the hammer throw at 184’ 2 ¼”.
Reilly Young finished third in the discus with a throw of 148’ ¾” with Kendra Paasch fourth at 146’ 10”.
Brooklynn Chipps took third in the hammer throw (189’ 10 ½”) and was eighth in the shot put at 44’ 8 ¼”.
Paasch added a seventh place finish in the shot put at 45’ 5 ¾”, freshman Kenzie Moeller took eighth in the long jump with a leap of 17’ 8 ¼” and Jadin Wagner was ninth in the hammer throw with a toss of 173’ 4 ¾”.
Sprinter Sarah Cotton took eighth in the 200-meter dash (25.40) and was 10th in the 100-meter dash in 12.50 seconds. Megan Hansen was seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at 15.15 seconds.
The 4×100-meter relay quartet of Megan Hansen, Sarah Cotton, Emily Erickson and Maya Couch claimed third place with a time of 49.41 seconds.
Freshman Alex Brandt took third in the javelin and graduate student Cole Christoffersen was fifth in the hammer throw to lead the Wayne State College men’s outdoor track and field team.
Brandt tossed a season-best mark of 162’ 9 ½” in the javelin to place third and was 10th in the 110-meter hurdles finals in 15.92 seconds.
Christoffersen collected a fifth place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 199’ 2 ¼”.
In the long jump, freshman Logan Moeller was eighth with a leap of 22’ 9 ¾” followed by Cody Rogers in ninth at 22’ 3 ½” and Braden Johnson 10th (21’ 10 ¼”).
Brandon Mundorf took eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:56.06, Will McGonigal was 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 10:37.92 and Daniel Elge took 10th in the shot put (47’ 3 ½”).
The Wildcat 4×100-meter relay team of Jediah Davis, Theo Huber, Wyatt Nissen and Jacob Ladage posted a time of 42.64 seconds to finish fourth.
The NSIC Outdoor Championships will take place in Aberdeen, South Dakota from Thursday, May 12 to Saturday, May 14.