Wildcat Track & Field Results From Home Challenge

Wildcat Track & Field Results From Home Challenge
Courtesy of Wayne State College.

WAYNE – A trio of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference outdoor track and field programs took part in the Wildcat Challenge this past weekend along with several unattached athletes.

From Memorial Stadium on the campus of Wayne State College, Northern State and Sioux Falls joined WSC during Saturday’s warm and windy afternoon event.

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.

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 a fourth place finish 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”.


The Wayne State College men’s track and field team had five event wins and one NCAA provisional qualifying mark Saturday at LeRoy Simpson Track in Wayne.

Senior Preston Davis scored two event wins, taking first in the javelin (160’ 6 ½”) and the 400-meter hurdles (59.35) while finishing 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”).

The Wayne State College women’s and men’s track & field team will next participate in Friday’s USD Tune-up starting at 2 p.m. in Vermillion, South Dakota. The NSIC Outdoor Championships will be held in Duluth, Minnesota from Thursday, May 13 – Saturday, May 15.