College Track & Field

USD’s Helen Falda Finishes 7th In Pole Vault

Earns All-American Honors

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota junior pole vaulter Helen Falda picked up her fifth career All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. Senior Lara Boman capped off her career in the hammer throw on Thursday evening as well.   Falda jumped 14 feet, 3 ¼ inches, to garner her second…

Perseverance On & Off Track Makes DWU’s Kamber Lamer A National Champion

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MONTROSE, S.D.  —  Celebrating athletic achievement is something Kamber Lamer has grown used to in her family. “Oh yeah we definitely know how to celebrate stuff that are really important to our family!” Kamber says. One of five siblings, Kamber was born into a rich wrestling tradition led by her grandfather, father, uncle and younger brother Caden, the fourth prep wrestler…

Rachel King’s Comeback Helps Her Qualify For NCAA National Track & Field Meet

One Of Seven Local Qualifiers

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  State and U will have several athletes heading off to the NCAA National Track & Field Meet, non qualifying more dramatically than South Dakota State’s Rachel King. The senior became the first Jackrabbit to qualify for nationals in consecutive seasons, coming from behind down the stretch and winning the third and final qualifying heat of the 3,000…

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kamber Lamer Wins NAIA National Heptathlon Championship

Comes 48 Hours After Third And Final Appeal To Compete Was Approved

GULF SHORES, ALA  —  Though there was more drama off the track this time thanks to a missed email and registration that nearly kept her from competing at the NAIA National Track & Field Outdoor Meet, the result remained the same for Dakota Wesleyan’s Kamber Lamer. A national championship. After winning the indoor national pentathlon championship in Brookings back in…

USD’s Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

USD's Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

MACOMB, Ill. –A championship record and four champions crowned highlight the first day of the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday inside Hanson Field.   After two events scored the North Dakota State women enter the second day of the championships with 42 points–22 points ahead of North Dakota (20). South Dakota rounded out the scoring for…

Good Day For Augustana At Sioux City Relays

Vikings With Several Saturday Winners

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Though most of South Dakota is still digging out from the Bomb Cyclone, the southeastern part of South Dakota near the Iowa border missed the majority of the weather and can still play outdoors.  That was good news for the Augustana track and field team since they had a great day at the Sioux City Relays….

Augustana’s Olivia Montez Brown Wins National Pentathlon Title

6th National Title Winner In Program history

PITTSBURG, Kan. — With 3,915 points, junior Olivia Montez Brown brought home Augustana’s third ever indoor women’s track and field individual championship. Montez Brown took first place in the women’s pentathlon on Saturday at the DII Indoor Track and Field Championships. It was also the sixth ever women’s track and field individual championship (indoor & outdoor) in program history. “It feels great. It…

DSU’s Curnow 4th In 5000 Meter Run On Final Day Of NAIA Nationals

Track & Field Championships Conclude in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dakota State’s (S.D.) Braden Curnow ran in the men’s 5000-meters on the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday at Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.  The three-day national meet was hosted by DSU. Curnow was the top runner in the semifinals last Thursday with a time of 14 minutes, 59.02 seconds. He finished fourth…

USD’s Anderson Sets High Jump Record & SDSU Men Take Summit Indoor Track Title

Jacks Win First Indoor Championship

BROOKINGS, S.D. –For the 12th-straight indoor track and field season, the North Dakota State women took home the Summit League Indoor Championship title, while the South Dakota State men captured their first-ever Summit League crown inside of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.   Final Standings The Bison women earned their 12th indoor crown with 214.5 total points with South Dakota runner-up…

Coyotes Sending Four To USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Chris Nilsen Wins 8th Summit League Athlete of the Month Honor

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Several current and former members of the USD track and field team are competing there this weekend at the United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Most notable will be the first competitor tomorrow, pole vaulter Chris Nilsen, who today won Summit League Athlete of the Month for May and June, his 8th such award.  He won…

Dakota State & SJAC To Host NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Meet Coming To Brookings In 2019 & 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will find a new home in South Dakota as Dakota State (S.D.) will become the new host for 2019 and 2020 at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D. In the 53-year history of the sport, South Dakota will become the second city west of Missouri to host the…

USD’s Nilsen A Semifinalist For Bowerman Trophy

Finalists Announced Next Week

NEW ORLEANS, LA—South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen has been named a semifinalist for The Bowerman as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday. The Bowerman, dubbed the Heisman of collegiate track and field, is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female in the nation. The award debuted in 2009 and winners are…

USD’s Zack Anderson Earns All-American Honors At NCAA Track & Field Meet

Parker Native Finishes 13th In High Jump

EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota sophomore Zack Anderson tied for 13th in the high jump to earn second-team All-America honors on Friday at the NCAA Championships inside Historic Hayward Field.   A consistent rain throughout the afternoon made for puddles on the track, slick take-off zones and a slippery discus ring. A clutch first-attempt make at the opening bar was the deciding…

USD Sends Six & SDSU Sends One To NCAA Track & Field Championships

Qualifier Over The Weekend In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  The South Dakota Track & field progra will be sending a Division One record six competitors to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene Oregon June sixth through the ninth. At the West Preliminary in Sacramento, sophomore and Parker native Zack Anderson qualified for the high jump with a leap of 7 feet and one inches. Also qualifying…

Ashley Thompson’s courageous finish helps USD

Ashley Thompson's courageous finish helps USD

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track and field team starts competition Thursday in Sacramento in the West prelims with 18 athletes in 21 events. One of those is senior Ashley Thompson who will compete in the triple jump Saturday. It’s a pretty amazing recovery from her hamstring injury during the 400 M hurdles finals in the Summit League championships in Tulsa….

USD Women Win Summit Track & Field Championship

Coyotes Tie With Bison To Take Title

TULSA, OK  —  The South Dakota women’s track and field tied with North Dakota State to claim a share of the Summit League Championship during the final day of competition on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Click on the video viewer for highlights from USD and SDSU!  Recaps for each school are below. USD TULSA, Okla.–For the first time since joining…

Strong Field Day For USF & Augustana To Conclude NSIC Championship

Mankato Men, Mary Women Win Titles

WINONA, MN  —  The final day of the NSIC Track & Field Championships was a strong one in the field for Augustana and Sioux Falls. Augie’s Jake Huber took the shot put with a toss of 52 feet, ten & 3/4 inches while Sioux Falls Kimberly Peterson cleared a meet record 13 feet, nine and 3/4 inches to win the…

Gottsleben Leaves Remarkable Legacy At USD

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VERMILION, S.D.  —  After 33 years in Vermillion at the University of South Dakota, it’s easy to forget that track coach Dave Gottsleben is actually an alum of arch rival South Dakota State. “You know I just felt like man, this is a great opportunity to learn and, you know, I came here probably a little bit wet behind the…

Waldner & Grove Conclude Careers At NCAA Championships

Each Earns All-American Honors

EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota seniors Danielle Waldner and Emily Grove picked up second-team All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday night at Historic Hayward Field.   Waldner became the first Coyote to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the shot put and earned her first second-team All-America honors with a 14th-place finish. Waldner launched the shot…