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Olson, Assmus take third

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/13/2014 15:09:39
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MUNCIE, Ind. – Day two of The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships not only provided good weather, but also provided good results as well for the Jackrabbits. Kali Olson and Shelby Assmus both tallied third-place finishes. Also numerous Jackrabbits qualified for the finals on Saturday.

Olson placed third in the high jump and set a new personal best in the process. She was able to clear a height of 5’ 8.00”. Also in the high jump, Ashley Wagner tied her personal best of 5’ 2.25” to place eighth.

Megan Bren was the lone Jackrabbit to qualify for the 400-meter dash. She was able to qualify with her time of 57.67.

In the prelims of the 100-meter dash, Carly Carper and Ashley Odegaard both qualified for the finals on Saturday. Carper clocked in at 11.81, which is a new personal best for her and just .01 seconds short of the all-time SDSU history record of 11.80. Cameryn Christion set the time of 11.80 back in 2007.

Odegaard qualified with her time of 12.05. The finals of the 100-meter dash are set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Carper also qualified for the finals of the 200-meter dash along with Bren. Carper clocked in at 24.74 and Bren finished in 24.59.

Along with her personal best in the 100-meter dash, Carper also set a personal best in the long jump as well. In the long jump, Carper finished in eighth with a mark of 18’ 4.50”. Her distance ties her with Anna Gagliano for the tenth all-time in SDSU history.

Odegaard also competed in the long jump and she had a distance of 17’ 7.00”.

The 800-meter run had five Jackrabbits qualify for Saturday’s final. Krista Creager is ranked third (2:16.72), in fifth is Jessica Eibs (2:16.62), Bobbie McLaury qualified eighth (2:17.29), Karley Konkol stands in 10th (2:17.27) and Samantha Anderson rounds out the top-12 (2:18.96). Both Konkol and Anderson set new personal bests in the 800-meter run.

Lori Foltz set a new personal best (1:04.70) in the 400-meter hurdles to qualify eighth.

Assmus and McKenzie Johnson both finished in the top-ten in the shot put. Assmus threw the shot put a distance of 48’ 0.00” to place third; her mark is a personal best for her. Johnson took sixth overall with a mark of 46’ 5.25”.

Alex Suhr finished seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase with her time of 11:28.97 and Kirsten Anderson placed ninth with a time of 11:49.40. Both Suhr and Anderson set personal bests during the run.

SDSU is currently in fourth with 48 total points.

The final day of competition will begin on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. with the discus throw. The running events will start at 12:20 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay.