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Jackrabbits headed to the West Prelims

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 05/21/2013 19:21:05

The South Dakota State track and field teams are headed to Austin, Texas to compete in the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round starting on Thursday. The Jackrabbits will have five athletes competing throughout the weekend.

Who Advanced

Brooke Garner, Trent Lusignan, Kali Olson, Amy Paulzine and Tera Potts are the five athletes that have advanced into the NCAA West Preliminary Round.

How They Got There

Garner made the field in both the discus throw and the hammer throw. On April 7, Garner recorded distances of 170’ 5.00” (discus throw) and 198’ 11.00” (hammer throw). Her distances rank 20th and 30th in the NCAA West Preliminary Round, respectively. Her mark in the hammer throw is a new SDSU school record.

Lusignan ran a time of 29:40.56 in the 10,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays.

At The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Olson completed a high jump of 5’ 8.00”.

Also at The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Paulzine recorded a distance of 145’ 9.00” in the javelin throw.

Potts qualified for the 3000-meter steeplechase with her time of 10:34.39 at the Long Beach Invite on April 19. Her time is also the new SDSU school record.

How They Can Advance

In the discus, hammer and javelin throws there are three seeded flights in each event. Each thrower will receive three throwers and the top 16 will advance to the final, which allows them three more throws. The top 12 throwers of the 16 will advance.

The 3000-meter steeplechase will have three heats with the top three finishers plus the top three times advancing.

The high jump consists of two flights and the top-12 performers will move on.

The 10,000-meter run is one race with 48 runners and the top-12 times advance.

Schedule of Events


Women’s Hammer: 2 p.m.
Men’s 10,000 Meters: 9:40 p.m.


Women’s Discus: Noon
Women’s High Jump: 6 p.m.
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase: 8:50 p.m.


Women’s Javelin: 5 p.m.

Looking Forward

The NCAA Championships take place on June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.