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SDSU finishes up day one at ISU

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/08/2013 21:17:17

AMES, Iowa – Drew Kraft had quite the day for himself as he set two personal bests, one  in the 3000-meter run and the other in the mile. On the women’s side, Megan Bren placed tenth in the 200-meter dash.  


The day began for the Jackrabbits with the 3000-meter run, where Kraft finished third in his heat and fourteenth overall. Kraft finished the race with a time of 8:34.24, which is a new personal best for him. At the Husker Invite last weekend, Kraft posted a time of 8:40.24, which stood as his personal best until today.


Kraft also participated in the mile run today where he ran a time of 4:19.28. His time today beats his old personal best of 4:22.88, which he set last year at the Bill Bergan Invite.


Nathaniel Schaefer competed in the pole-vault event, where he placed eighth with a height of 14’ 09.50”.


Fresh off his win last weekend Justin Carson was back in action in the 400-meter dash. Carson posted a time of 50.98 seconds.


Phillip LaVallee ran the 800-meter run in 1:56.81.


Anthony Bongard completed the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:05.72.


In the 200-meter dash Luke Leischner finished with a time of 22.13 seconds.  


The women also found success in their events on the day as well. Bren posted a time of 25.32 in the 200-meter to finish tenth. Also in the 200-meter dash Ashley Odegaard set a personal best with her time of 25.74 seconds. 


Odegaard took 11th in the long jump with her mark of 17’ 1.50”.


In the 60-meter dash Odegaard placed 17th with her time 7.85, while Bren finished 18th with a time of 7.86 and Carly Carper ran a time of 7.88 to finish 20th.


Samantha Anderson posted a time of 5:12.24 in the mile run.


In the 400-meter dash Jessica McDonald finished with a time of 1:00.38.


Krista Creager clocked in at 2:15.77 during the 800-meter run.


In the women's 5000-meter run Erin Hargens finished sixth with a time of 17:33.56. Hargen’s recorded a personal best today with her time. Also in the 5000-meter run, Courtney Neubert won her heat with a time of 17:54.45. Neubert also set a personal best today with her time in the 5000-meter run.


The women’s distance medley relay team posted a time of 12:18.81. The team was made up of Creager, Lori Foltz, Jessica Eibs and Laura Lawton.


The Jackrabbits will be back in action again tomorrow as they finish up day two of the ISU Classic. There will also be a group of athletes heading up to Fargo, N.D. to compete in the Bison Open.