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    USF Track: Cougars with Great Showing at Dave Little Alumni Mile

    SPEARFISH, S.D. (January 25, 2014) – The USF Cougars Track & Field team made the trip to Spearfish, S.D. on Saturday to take part in the Dave Little Alumni Mile hosted by Black Hills State University. The Cougars came away from the meet with six event titles and nine NCAA provisional qualifying marks.

    In the women’s Pole Vault, the Cougars took the top four spots in the field. Courtney Crandall led the way for the Cougars with her vault of 12-2 (3.71m). She was followed by Hannah Linder and Katlyn Sawtelle who both vaulted 11-10 (3.61m). Crandall, Linder and Sawtelle all recorded NCAA provisional marks and respectively hold the second and fourth best vaults in the conference this year. These vaults also rank 6th and 13th in Division II this season.

    In the 200m dash, Kaleb Lindsey-Stevens brought home the title with his time of 22.18 which is the third fastest time in the conference this season and a NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Lindsey-Stevens also notched the top mark in the NSIC this season in the Long Jump with his jump of 22-11 (6.98m) on his way to a second event title.

    Scott Greenman laid claim to the title in the men’s Pole Vault with his mark of 15-7.25 (4.76m). Greenman currently holds the top mark in the NSIC and the third highest vault in Division II this season with his vault at the Dordt Indoor Invitational last weekend.

    In the 800m run, Kendra Knight was the top finisher with her time of 2:19.46. Knight’s time is the second fastest 800m time run in the conference this season.

    Freshman Rachel Huffman notched her first career victory in the one-mile run when she crossed the tape with a final time of 5:20.86. Huffman’s time is the fifth fastest time run in the conference this year.

    In the Shot Put, Jordan Bents finished second overall with his launch of 51-9.25 (15.78m). Bents also finished third overall in the Weight Throw with his mark of 57-5.5 (17.51m). Bents currently has hit a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the Shot Put and Weight Throw and also holds the 15th (Shot Put) and 17th (Weight Throw) marks in Division II this year.

    Marissa Whipple came in 2nd in the Weight Throw with her throw of 54-6.5 (16.63m). Whipple’s mark is a NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

    In the men’s 5000m run, the Cougars took two of the top three places with Matt Horan leading the way. Horan finished the race with a final time of 15:16.66 and was followed by Bobby Brockmueller who ran a time of 15:29.39. USF currently holds the five fastest times in the conference in the 5000m run this season.

    Sierra Harder came in second in the women’s 5000m run with her time of 18:56.46. Harder’s time is the sixth fastest run in the NSIC this season.

    Kirsten Townley earned runner-up honors in the Triple Jump with her leap of 37-3.25 (11.36m). Townley’s leap is the 4th best mark in the NSIC this year.

    Blake Stevenson was the second finisher in the 800m run with his time of 1:57.66.

    Austin Schaffer recorded the second longest Triple Jump of the day when he jumped 46-5.25 (14.15m). Schaffer’s leap is the fourth farthest in the NSIC this season.

    Bobby Brockmueller finished third in the one-mile run with his time of 4:18.56. Brockmueller’s time converted to 4:15.05 which is a NCAA provisional qualifying mark, the 12th fastest time in Division II this season and the second fastest time in the NSIC this season.

    The Cougars will return to action this upcoming weekend when they travel to compete at the MSU Open & Pentathlon in Mankato, Minn. on January 31 and February 1.

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